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#717405 - 12/01/17 5:26 pm Greasing the Speedo Drive  
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Can someone tell me how to grease the speedo drive on the rear wheel? I tried the grease tool that I use on a cars front steering and cannot get grease into it. Maybe I need a different grease fitting on the tool or a different zerk fitting on the speedo drive.

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#717407 - 12/01/17 5:48 pm Re: Greasing the Speedo Drive [Re: mrcarb]  
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You need a UK grease tool, doubt you can get the nipple with a Zerk head and the thread Smiths used, 2BA thread from memory. Alternatively remove the drive and hand pack the grease from the inside.

#717411 - 12/01/17 6:51 pm Re: Greasing the Speedo Drive [Re: kommando]  
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I replaced all the grease nipples on my B44R with North American versions. The threads were not exactly the same but with only 2 or 3 threads involved it didn't make any difference.

#717415 - 12/01/17 7:29 pm Re: Greasing the Speedo Drive [Re: mrcarb]  
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If you change the nipple,make sure the threaded length,is not too long as screwing it all the way in,
will create interference with the drive,affecting your speedometer reading.
My experience.

I use a Lincoln #5803 'needle nozzle'.
Push the spring loaded ball in, and grease.
Since you need 3 hands-
I leave the gun on the ground,hold it with my knee,hold the needle,square and firm to the nipple,
If there isn't any ancient petrified grease in there,
a pump, or maybe two, should suffice.
You should see a radial pattern of grease,after the first ride.


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#717438 - 12/02/17 1:00 am Re: Greasing the Speedo Drive [Re: mrcarb]  
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The method I use is to slip a couple of small O rings over the original nipple ..
.. push the grease gun firmly into place & Bob's your uncle ,

You still can't beat pulling it apart once in a while to clean out the old crud & repack fresh grease in around the larger outer drive ring ,

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#717468 - 12/02/17 4:37 pm Re: Greasing the Speedo Drive [Re: mrcarb]  
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I have a Needle Nose Adapter for Grease Guns that works great for the speedometer drive as well as those oddball British grease fittings. I also use it on my car universal joints. You should be able to get one at your local auto parts store.

Here is an example:
http://www.partdeal.com/alemite-needle-nose-adapter-for-grease-guns-b6783.html

Also available is a mini grease gun with a needle point already built into it which could be handy for speedometer drives.

Here is an example:
http://www.denlorstools.com/home/dt..._101_mini_grease_gun_with_needle_no.html

If you do an online search there are other examples that you may interest you.

I hope this helps.
Peter Joe


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