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Grease fittings ?? #788360 10/27/19 5:34 pm
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I have a Velocette Venom, just beginning to find my way around the bike,the swingarm trunnion tube has holes tapped with a fine thread, one tapped hole on either side of the tube, positioned at the 12:00 position.... are these tapped for grease fittings ?..... The bike is registered as a 1957, but the frame number indicates 1953 ?.... perhaps the holes were deleted on newer frames as I don't see them on the frame diagrams , nor do I see grease fittings shown .

Thanks for any and all help.

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Re: Grease fittings ?? [Re: limeyrider] #788417 10/28/19 2:18 am
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Short answer... YES fit grease nipples and smash lots of grease through to clean out the bushes and trunnion.

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Re: Grease fittings ?? [Re: limeyrider] #788545 10/29/19 4:44 pm
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Thanks Joolstacho.... a problem arises with the grease fittings ..... the threads are 3/8 - 26 ! .... Cycle thread I believe .

I have signed on to the new Velo site .... thanks for the contact.

Re: Grease fittings ?? [Re: limeyrider] #788629 10/30/19 4:41 pm
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In my experience (I have three RS frame Velos and a few more frames) the grease fitting is usually on the bottom of the swing arm pivot and the zerks are threaded into the frame casting. The scrambler swing-arm stanchions were drilled and pinned on top. With holes on the top maybe that is what you have.


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Re: Grease fittings ?? [Re: slow learner] #789266 11/05/19 5:36 pm
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Thanks slow learner ... I found the grease fittings , underneath, the swing arm... but blanked off with plugs and painted over .... I got the plugs out and grease fittings fitted, the two holes on top are tapped 3/8-26 .... need a couple of set screw to fit those.

Thanks again.


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