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I noticed on another forum the issue of Grease Nipples on the Rocker Arm being badly designed.

Well this morning after my 6 mile run I looked under the bike. What I found astonished me. Did you know that the lowest part of the bike, even lower than the Oil Plug, are the grease nipples!! What a bad design!

I noticed already one of mine is slighted sheered from impact with something.

I'm going to the hardware store to find small bolts to replace the nipples.

So this is a warning to all 900 owners. Replace your nipples with bolts before they get sheered off. Keep your nipples safe! (Boy, does that sound funny...)

I only found 2 nipples, are there any others on the bike??

As always, the mandatory pics:





Desmond
 

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Vicrory is Mine
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The last time I went over a curb I felt/heard something hit. When I got home I couldn't find a single scratch, but I wasn't looking for a missing nipple. Thanks for the heads up.
 

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I've looked at them before, but never noticed they were the lowest point on the bike. I'll have to take another look at that. I think those are the only 2 on the bike. Hey at least they didn't put those "lifetime greased" things on there. I hate having to drill and tap those stupid things. I guess you could remove the old fittings and replace with a bolt/screw, then replace the fitting when I wanted to grease the thing. Thanks for the heads up!
 

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Yeah I noticed that also.
Carefull when Jacking..... Watch those nipples....
 

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Nipples

If I am not mistaken there might be 3 grease nipples at the bottom. I also hate the location of them especially when jacking the bike up. I also have to pay special attention to the entrance of our driveway - I always enter the driveway at a slant. :cool:
 

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Just after getting the 900 I replaced the zerks with plugs (after greasing the heck out of the links).
 

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I put on some "nipple shields" not a lot of protection...but they are pretty
 

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I've already ground mine down by going over 2 speed bumps and bottoming out. I'll have to replace her nipples before the next grease job. Gee, this sounds like pseudo porno.
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Grease Nipples on the 900: WARNING!

I thought it was gonna be kinky. '-)
 

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Due to my Bike being so low I sheered the lowest nipple off ages ago...one of the down falls of lowering your bike.....Ill Alloyweld the Hole and just move it to Higher Ground...when finished you wouldnt have known there was a nipple there. :biggrin:
 
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