grease fittings

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by chuck60, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. chuck60

    chuck60 Active Member

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    Where are the grease fittings on the 2012 street glide and what kind of grease do I need. I am going to do my 1000 mile service myself. Right now there is not any grease on the neck of the bike, the dealer said the grease is packed in the neck. On my old bikes I always seen the grease on the neck.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    A good general purpose grease will work.

    This will show you where the Zerk is, you may want to replace it with an angled fitting.

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  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    1st congratulations on deciding to do your 1,000 mile service chuck60.
    On the touring bike if you steer completely right from the left side of bike, you should see the fitting on the steering stem neck on the left side. It is probably a straight fitting and you may want to change to a 90 degree fitting. On my 2008 the fitting is a metric thread.
    If no fitting there then consult owners manual and see if there is a service interval for the neck bearings and if not maybe HD has finally gone with sealed bearings...
    Just a note that when greasing you are going to use alot of grease on first time for you are completely filling neck cavity....
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    The bearings and races are greased prior to factory assembly. There is no grease packed in the neck at all. Like dbmg said, you will use a lot of grease. About the 5th time you stop pumping and wonder what's wrong, is about when the grease will appear either at the top or bottom of the neck.
     
  5. gjeffers

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  6. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    My bike (dry as a Bone) took about a tube and a half. I was careful NOT to pump in any air, especially when starting out on the second tube...

    I would suggest to use the RED colored (thicker) full synthetic grease. Shell makes one and many others here will probably suggest their favorite...

    Glider's shoe-lace trick may come in handy here... Glider might post a link (Please):D

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  7. chuck60

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    On the new bikes they are easy to get to and don't need to be changed out.
     
  8. glider

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    It would cost an additional 2 cents to do that.:s
     
  9. chuck60

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    Is lucas x-tra heavy duty a good one to use or would the lucas red and tacky be better?
     
  10. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    I always use a grease with a drop point of 450 degrees or better. This way I never have a problem with melting on the fromnt fender in the summer....