Wheel bearing grease interval - Polaris ATV Forum
ATV General Discussion General Discussions about Polaris ATVs.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-20-2019, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
Extreme ATV Enthusiast
 
Sprotsman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 435
Wheel bearing grease interval

How often you guys greasing wheel bearings? Owners Manual only mentions front wheel bearings @1000miles and to inspect; replace if necessary. That sounds like a recipe for disaster!
Sprotsman is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-20-2019, 04:05 PM
Extreme ATV Enthusiast
 
303British's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Winterpeg Canada
Posts: 113
I believe that has a lot to do with where and how you drive. Dusty, Through a lot of water, mud, how many miles per year, etc.
If you had an older car you should repack your wheel bearings about once a year. Now you cant do that. I try to do my trailer bearings about once a year.
So I would think at least once a year or more frequently depending on above. I grease all my fittings about once a month and whenever I go on a long ride. Wheel bearings 2x per year. It gets easier the more you do it. Also gives me a chance to go over the whole machine to see what else is need of attention. As an example I did my buddies quad this spring and found his rear brake was loose. Interestingly enough was he just had it in the shop for a complete go over/tune up. This shows that they didnt look at that, or they did and didnt do the job properly either way, need to be tightened.
303British is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-20-2019, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
Extreme ATV Enthusiast
 
Sprotsman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 435
Quote:
Originally Posted by 303British View Post
I believe that has a lot to do with where and how you drive. Dusty, Through a lot of water, mud, how many miles per year, etc.
If you had an older car you should repack your wheel bearings about once a year. Now you cant do that. I try to do my trailer bearings about once a year.
So I would think at least once a year or more frequently depending on above. I grease all my fittings about once a month and whenever I go on a long ride. Wheel bearings 2x per year. It gets easier the more you do it. Also gives me a chance to go over the whole machine to see what else is need of attention. As an example I did my buddies quad this spring and found his rear brake was loose. Interestingly enough was he just had it in the shop for a complete go over/tune up. This shows that they didnt look at that, or they did and didnt do the job properly either way, need to be tightened.
Yeah I’d agree with most what you say about greasing fittings and especially trailer bearings. But since we all ride varying amounts, to say grease wheel bearings 2x per year is arbitrary. I guess I’m looking more for miles/to grease formula based on average riding conditions. I personally avoid mud and water if for no other reason than it’s easier to clean aside from the benefit of avoiding water in bearings.

Last edited by Sprotsman; 09-20-2019 at 04:38 PM.
Sprotsman is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-20-2019, 06:38 PM
ATV Enthusiast
 
Gmartino100's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Ontario
Posts: 49
Garage
Definitely depends on your riding and everyone will have a different opinion on this.

Personally I change the oil every 50hrs and do a complete lube at the same time, grease all fittings and hubs. Every 100 I change out the fluids in the gearcases and tranny.

“I'm not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” – Pooh
Gmartino100 is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 05:45 AM
Polaris ATV Junkie!
 
cariboo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bridge Lake BC
Posts: 1,054
never
cariboo is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
Extreme ATV Enthusiast
 
Sprotsman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 435
Quote:
Originally Posted by cariboo View Post
never
So you swamp your Atv and never grease your bearings?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	72347131-6C41-4B4C-BC76-AD0DD9428C05_1569082594290.jpeg
Views:	17
Size:	58.9 KB
ID:	120451  
Sprotsman is online now  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 02:36 PM
Premium Member
 
bp405's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 7,180
I change all the oils at 50hrs and grease the wheel bearings also.

2011 Sportsman® 800 EFI
GURU front brush guard
GURU rear brush guard
Polaris front lock n ride cargo box
Polaris rear rack extender
Warn RT 3.0 winch w/amsteel synthetic line
Viper aluminum haus fairlead
Polaris front spring adjusters
Ricochet a-arm guards
Ricochet full frame skid plate
ITP T-7 beadlock 14" w/OMF inner rim guards
Maxxis big horn 2.0 26x9 front
Maxxis big horn 2.0 26x11 rear
QSC clutch kit
EPI HD springs front n rear
ODI rogue 130mm grips
Ultraseal commercial grade tire sealant (front)
Highlifter tire sealant (rear)
CTEK 3300 battery maintainer
added 7 zerks
beefed up wiring harness
OGIO rear bag
ROTOPAX 1gal. + 2gal. gasoline can
Jccapri bushing kit
Kolpin Over Fenders
Rigid Industries E-Series 10" flood
Walker Evans struts
NGK Iridium's (2,500 miles on Champion's and they looked great!)
Odyssey Extreme battery PC545

2018 Sportsman® 570-T
2019 Aluma® A8818
2020 Outlander® 1000R XXC (on order, ETA mid-Sept)
bp405 is online now  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 05:46 AM
Polaris ATV Junkie!
 
cariboo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bridge Lake BC
Posts: 1,054
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sprotsman View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by cariboo View Post
never
So you swamp your Atv and never grease your bearings?
Right, and the one on the picture has 12500km and the original Bearings.
cariboo is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
Extreme ATV Enthusiast
 
Sprotsman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 435
Yeah...I’ll stick to greasing bearings.
Sprotsman is online now  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Polaris ATV Forum > Polaris ATV Discussions > ATV General Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Polaris ATV Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome