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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-17-2019, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Wheel bearing maintenance

2017 850 HL, when I ride in the yard at slow speeds I can (could) hear a metal grinding sound coming from the lower left side...not a constant sound but every now and then. I walked behind it with my son riding it trying to locate the sound but no good...just lower left side. Last night I greased both rear wheel bearings very well along with most of the grease fittings I could get to. Put it all back together and didn't hear a thing!

Question - is there a certain amount of hours/time that bearing SHOULD be re-greased or do those that ride in the mud do it a lot more often? Is this one of those "buy some good sealed bearings and forget about it situations"? Thanks!
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I like to do mine every 500 Mike's or once a year. I always grease them when they're brand new.

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I like to do mine every 500 Mike's or once a year. I always grease them when they're brand new.
I bought that special tool for greasing so you don't have to tear everything apart, takes me just over an hr to do 4 wheels
I trail ride with creek and river crossings etc. I always get water coming out of bearings when I do 2 x's a year.

Could imagine if swamping all the time should be done more often if you don't want to always be doing bearings

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I like to do mine every 500 Mike's or once a year. I always grease them when they're brand new.
I bought that special tool for greasing so you don't have to tear everything apart, takes me just over an hr to do 4 wheels
I trail ride with creek and river crossings etc. I always get water coming out of bearings when I do 2 x's a year.

Could imagine if swamping all the time should be done more often if you don't want to always be doing bearings
Those bearing greasers are great!!! I bought "Two Guys Hobby" greasers for greasing when new or if the bearing carrier is out. For maintenance I have the "Machined Integrations" outside the bearing greasers. These greasers have tripled my bearing life.

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!)
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Went for another short ride today and no grinding or creeks. I also have that grease hub to and it does really make it easy. Also bought a flexible grease gun tube to get to those difficult fittings. Thanks for all the input.
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