KTM upper shock bearing

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5/16/2018 10:35 PM

I know on the PDS shocks that KTM recommends NOT greasing them. What about on the current linkage-equiped bikes? The manual i got with my new 450FE is more than a little vague in this area...


5/16/2018 10:52 PM

Do you mean gease on the bolt? I put a very light amount so it’s not dry.


5/16/2018 11:00 PM

I'm talking about the spherical "heim" bearing at the top shock mount. On all the jap bikes, you grease the ball and seals.


5/17/2018 4:30 AM

No grease on any of those bushings according to service manual for YZs anyways


5/17/2018 4:44 AM

Its probably up to you. A lot of dirt gets up there and grease holds onto it & will shorten the life of the bearing.


5/17/2018 12:30 PM

Do not grease that bearing. Apply a small amount on the bolt but do not grease. Grease eats away at the teflon coating and causes them to wear and get loose much much quicker