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What is the best way to get a grease gun on the rear upper and lower arms fittings? Same with driveshaft. I had no luck at all.
 

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What is the best way to get a grease gun on the rear upper and lower arms fittings? Same with driveshaft. I had no luck at all.
I have been using a 90 degree coupler for back bushings and a mini gun for the driveshaft there is a thread started on this,don't know what Yamaha was thinking when they put the nipples the way they did.
 

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I pop the top bolts out of the rear shocks and let the machine down for the rear nuckles. Front drive shaft is easy peasy and the one by the air box is a pain in the ass. Also use a good marine grease so water doesn't mess it all up .. grease often as rear knuckle bushings may be cheap but it's no fun replacing them
 

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I thought about putting 90 degree fittings but no telling where they would end up pointing when tight PISS poor placement for sue. I found a 90 degree slider but it would not go on. Thanks:cool:

If you take bolts out of shocks does anything jump out at ya? obviously has to be jacked up where there is no tension, and when you let it down does it give you easy access to fittings? :confused:
 

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Hay I found that thread on page 16 and that grease coupler that fordtruckman had on there is what I got and it wouldn't slide on are there different size fittings?
 

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I put 90 degree fittings on mine and the lower ones hit the control arm. I ended up putting 45 degree fittings on top and flush mount zerks on the bottom. Still sucks though, just not as bad
 

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I gave up on the slide on fitting, these grease fittings were too damned tight. I put 300lbs of weight in the bed...fixed her right up. The weight in the bed collapsed the suspension enough to use a regular straight grease fitting. This is on the list of my dislikes for this machine.
 

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That's simple I'll get a couple of buddies to sit in the bed, give em a beer and I'll shoot the grease to it. Thanks
 

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I did something a little different. I needed to clean out the trunkbox.. appears a big bag of Doritos exploded in there. LOL Filled the box up with water and got out the grease gun.

If no box, then a rubber kiddie pool to line the bed would work too.
 

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I did something a little different. I needed to clean out the trunkbox.. appears a big bag of Doritos exploded in there. LOL Filled the box up with water and got out the grease gun.

If no box, then a rubber kiddie pool to line the bed would work too.
Good idea! ....ok, not the Doritos but the water in the bed.
 

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We SHOULD NOT have to find tricks to grease our machines! Smh
 

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Absolutely.
 

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Yeah should not have too but it is what it is. The YXZ's are all nice and out in the open with some 45's and 90's on them. LOL. Yamaha should go back and update the zerk placement for sure.
 

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so mini grease gun for the front drive shaft works. 300lbs of weight in the bed will allow you to grease the rear upper and lower a arm grease fittings.... what about the rear drive shaft???? what can you get in there?? All that sounds like a piece of cake.... id like to meet the engineer who stuck those there and shake his/her hand and congratulate them.
 

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so mini grease gun for the front drive shaft works. 300lbs of weight in the bed will allow you to grease the rear upper and lower a arm grease fittings.... what about the rear drive shaft???? what can you get in there?? All that sounds like a piece of cake.... id like to meet the engineer who stuck those there and shake his/her hand and congratulate them.
maybe Yamaha feels that if we can't grease the machine they can sell us more parts,once again let the consumer fix their mistakes.
 

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They have been exactly like this on the Grizzly's for years. You can almost get there......but not quite.
 

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It is more like maintenance. Yamaha builds some reliable machines but they defiantly can be a pain in the ass to do maintenance on them but still nowhere near as difficult as a can am .. good god I hate working on can ams
 

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I have a 660 and a 550 grizzly and neither are difficult to grease. I put 45 degree fittings on the top of the 660 so I could still grease it through the ITP wheels, but that was my own doing
 

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After giving everybody's trick some thought I tried this this morning and finally got the piss poor designed thing greased. I took my two tie down straps backed over them hooked the hook one each side of bumper, and tightened the hell out of them. You can pull the springs down to fully compressed and this will give access to the fittings. 20151126_114853.jpg 20151126_113406.jpg . The front drive shaft isn't too bad the one in the front console if you turn the grease fitting strait up you can get it but you must remove the center console. I HATE WORKING ON HARD TO GET TO SHIT.

HOPE THIS MAKES YOUR MAINTAINCE A LITTLE EASIER:cool:
 
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Finally got that center u joint greased. Had to buy a mini grease gun then I shave one side of the coupler with the bench grinder. And heated the stem just enough to bend it ever so slightly. And removed the dog house and went from the top,. Now Iv got a 20$ special made grease gun. Just for one damn grease zert.
 
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