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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: Gambalunga] #586142
19/07/19 01:39 PM
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Lowflyer, while pleased that we share similar thinking re grease gun operation and are related through our choice of "weapons", I am not seeking to develop a team or create argument.... just discussion.. blush

As for Paul F`s pic of his grease gun, why do I have voices in my head repeating EXTERMINATE over and over.. rofl

The old Wanner gun I have is very powerful and compact in that the slightly kinked delivery tube unscrews and can be laid alongside the body of the gun..to reduce it`s overall dimensions when touring.

Yup, you meet the nicest folk while greasing which can be helpful while touring touring, I have done a bit of that, though trying to find a supply of grease in a foreign country where one does not speak the language.... well that is another story from times past, though today with interweb connectivity to mobile phones and thus all that becomes available both good and bad.... I guess finding that the Italian word for grease is Grasso would be so much easier now....? smile

While I can still (just) manage to roll around on the garage floor, one of those remote greasing kits is beginning to look ever more attractive.. smile

Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: Gambalunga] #586145
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Always tilt and twist even when greasing your nipples!!!


Bruce Marshall
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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: Gambalunga] #586161
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I still have reservations on remote greasing. Some is better than none but how can one be sure that 2 or 3 pumps is sufficient, as much depends on how much grease was displaced since last greasing and also how much grease is dispensed with each pump. I like to see it start to ooze and have never achieved that with 3 pumps. A friend has always used remote greasing and has just been told his 2013 +4 with less than 20k requires new pins to pass the MOT. I am still going strong at 33k!


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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: Deejay] #586166
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Originally Posted by Deejay
I still have reservations on remote greasing. Some is better than none but how can one be sure that 2 or 3 pumps is sufficient, as much depends on how much grease was displaced since last greasing and also how much grease is dispensed with each pump. I like to see it start to ooze and have never achieved that with 3 pumps. A friend has always used remote greasing and has just been told his 2013 +4 with less than 20k requires new pins to pass the MOT. I am still going strong at 33k!

I now have the remote fitted. I just listen carefully, you can hear when the oozing starts.
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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: Gambalunga] #586180
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Oozing starts on mine from top nipple after around six or seven full pumps of Abnox Wanner one handed grease gun. Yes you can hear it. Can't see how it can be any less with remote greasing though confused2


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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: Gambalunga] #586186
19/07/19 06:35 PM
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Agreed you can hear the grease go pop from the lower nipple.


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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: Gambalunga] #586187
19/07/19 06:49 PM
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My gun is a bit of an over kill, but once it’s pushed on the nipple it locks in place with no grease spillage


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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: John V6] #586193
19/07/19 07:32 PM
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Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
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Originally Posted by John V6
Paul,
how does the grease stand up to the under bonnet heat? Doesn't it tend to drip from the nozzle?


Not that I have noticed. Hottest ambient temperature to date has been mid 30s on the quay side in Bilbao.

I think the Moly grease melts at rather a high temperature and so there is not a problem.

BTW
- when touring - 3-5 pumps per nipple and a quick check for excess
- when at home - listen carefully and pump until I hear the crackle of excess grease then a thorough check for excess, a full wipe down and a check for anything loose underneath.

Currently on 26k on the first set of Kinpins.

Last edited by Paul F; 19/07/19 07:33 PM.

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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: Gambalunga] #586214
19/07/19 08:41 PM
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Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
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I got about 50,000 km (30 K miles) out of my first set. Now replaced with hard chromed kingpins.


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Re: Greasing the kingpins [Re: Gambalunga] #586267
20/07/19 07:30 AM
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41k on Devol bushes so far but I expect they will need changing soon


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