Originally Posted by massdrive
I have over 600 trouble free miles on my bike. I do a lot of maintenance. I pay very close attention to the axil bearings. I've found that after about 300 miles the grease begins to congeal and loose its lubricating properties. This may be a concern on a long journey. I think I would want a chase vehicle involved on a trip that long.
What kind of grease are you using?
A good High Tack grease is best, it will continue to always works itself into the areas it needs to be and dont be sparing with itentire axle as well as bearings should be heavily coated, that way there is always enough grease to keep things coated.
Thats how I do mine and the bearings stay in good shape for a long time when tensioned correctly.