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    Had a another ooh sh-t moment before Moab.

    Got my grease gun stuck on the zerk fitting and broke it off #20 it is a two piece fitting so I was able to use an easy out to remove the broken off part and unscrew the top part and screw it in the hole same thread size so I am good for the trip. ya0512158026.gif click on the picture so you can see it.

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    I replaced the originals on all my TWs with 45* metric fittings. Had to try different fittings to find one for each location that tightened up pointed in a direction I could reach with a grease gun.



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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    I replaced the originals on all my TWs with 45* metric fittings. Had to try different fittings to find one for each location that tightened up pointed in a direction I could reach with a grease gun.
    I will do that when I get back from Moab I now have the fitting sticking strait up the 90 degree fitting part broke off.

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    My local mom and pop auto parts store has zerk grease fittings with tapered threads almost like some E-Z out styles but right handed of course. Maybe try that if you can't find one to fit. Or pull the other side and match it up at local auto parts store. They all carry metric sizes in different styles and angles. If your having trouble finding or don't want oem.

    Just a thought..
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    Oh, forgot. My left chain side was in a good angle to get to with grease gun. My right side no. It needed to be tightened more to position it where I could get to it. It was so tight, I didn't want to break it, so I removed it. Then filed just a very little off the top of that threaded nipple it screws into. This way I was able to get that extra 1/8 turn I need so I could get to it.

    I suppose you could loosen the left side some if needed. Just clean out and dry the threads and use Loc Tite so it stays. I don't know, worth a shot. Or maybe use a small o ring as a washer? So it seals if not tight all the way.
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    So I'm not the only one who had this problem?




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    LOL, guess not. There's another thread started a couple days ago about this same issue. Well, little different problem with fitting itself, but a lot seam to have a problem getting to that fitting with a grease gun. This bike has it's little things to deal with, but aren't that bad, and are easy to deal with and overcome. With the help from many on this forum. 2 heads are better than 1, sort of speak.....
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    I tried all kinds of things removing the grease tube from the gun thinking it was suction locked and trying to pry it with a large screwdriver and vise gripes and that is what broke it.

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    At least the driveline doesn't catch fire, there is no dohicky to replace, and the rear subframe and side stand don't break and fall off at random moments.




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    I run into that sticking on a zerk problem freqeuntly around the farm. A cheap tack/brad puller has popped it lose every time for me.

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