Where to grease steering tubes
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2008 MP3 500
Joined: 21 Oct 2020
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Location: West Chester, OH
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:10 pm quote
I just recently bought a 2008 MP3 500 and was reading some of the forums and they talk about greasing the steering tubes. I not sure where you do that. I know you need to buy some grease bolts. Does anyone have a picture of where these bolts go. Thanks
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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
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Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:23 am quote
The attached document explains the procedure in detail. Besides the bolt, you will also need a automotive grease gun, and a cartridge with bearing grease.

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Hooked
2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
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Location: Sayre, PA
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:24 am quote
You really only need to buy one of the grease bolts.

Remove the original bolt, put in the special fitting, pump in the grease, then put the original bolt back in place.
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2008 MP3 500
Joined: 21 Oct 2020
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Location: West Chester, OH
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:06 am quote
Thank you
Thanks for clearing this up for me. I wanted to get this done before riding season comes around.
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MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
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Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:20 pm quote
You will also want to be sure the bearings are properly adjusted.
If I recall correctly you basically loosen the top lock nut, then loosen the adjuster, tighten it against the bearing, back off 120 degrees, then tighten the lock nut against it.
The point is, the bearing should be slightly loose. Tiny bit, not wiggly.
Tight bearings will notch within several thousand miles.
Mine has ~47,000 miles on it with no notch.
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Gts,mp3
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Location: Peterborough
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:31 am quote
Hi there is a good video on youtube
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2008 MP3 500
Joined: 21 Oct 2020
Posts: 7
Location: West Chester, OH
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:55 am quote
Thanks for the tip on adjusting the bearings. I'll look for the video on You Tube.
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