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    Hell Bent or Heaven Sent? Bent's Avatar
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    grease nipple ripped out of my bearing buddy.

    I pulled the grease gun off and the nipple came out with it...
    It appears to NOT be a threaded nipple, how do I repair it?
    (or do I need to buy a new bearing buddy?


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    they sell self taping ones at the auto parts store , usually an assorted size package .

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    Im having a tough time pulling my grease gun off of my bearing buddy to the point where Im afraid this is going to happen to me too.

    Goes on fine, just a bitch to get off. Something I can do to correct this?

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    Do you angle the grease gun so the gun is sort of pried off the nipple, or are you just pulling straight back?

    I always angle the gun to release the nipple.

    I like the Kodiak Red-Eye bearing protector. Seems well made, I have them on my Triton Elite.


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    The grease fitting in the bearing buddy`s are held in by a nut on the inner side of the bearing buddy...
    look for the little nut, so it`s not swimming around in your bearings...

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    I've done the same thing a few times. Those zerks must be a few hairs big or something!

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    Hell Bent or Heaven Sent? Bent's Avatar
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    So to get inside I have to pull the compklete Bearing Buddy off, or open the snap ring to release the spring and plate assy. right?

    Which way is easier? (Knowing it would be a challenge to replace the spring/locknut assy).?

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    So to get inside I have to pull the compklete Bearing Buddy off, or open the snap ring to release the spring and plate assy. right?

    Which way is easier? (Knowing it would be a challenge to replace the spring/locknut assy).?
    Bent, don`t mess with that clip and spring...

    plastic hammer, dead blow hammer, shot filled hammer, or good ole 2X4,
    just raise the wheel so you can spin the wheel, with mild force whack the sides of the bearing buddy closer towards the end, left right, left right, up down up down etc and the bearing buddy will walk off the hub...

    to re-install, place squarely on hub, place board over end of bearing buddy and whack it on!

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    Hell Bent or Heaven Sent? Bent's Avatar
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    Thanks Bud,
    I just read similar advice on Bearing Buddie's web site.

    a rep fro Bearing Buddy replied to me today, he indicated that a blue/silver sticker on the side would indicate it is truly a bearing buddy and not a copy... My stickers are missing from either side. He said he'd send me the parts for free if I need them, but these units are pretty affordable in any case. I'll just buy a new pair.
    (Or consider the Kodiak units instead.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bent View Post
    Thanks Bud,
    I just read similar advice on Bearing Buddie's web site.

    a rep fro Bearing Buddy replied to me today, he indicated that a blue/silver sticker on the side would indicate it is truly a bearing buddy and not a copy... My stickers are missing from either side. He said he'd send me the parts for free if I need them, but these units are pretty affordable in any case. I'll just buy a new pair.
    (Or consider the Kodiak units instead.)
    I just had an issue with the red eye ones. The plunger for the grease was touching the cotter pin that secures the castle nut...

    so I reinstalled an old pair of "bearing buddy`s" after cleaning them out and so far so good... look at the pics in my axle thread...

    you don`t see the red eye`s in the pics, but when i was installing them I was watching the red eye move outwards and the red eye`s wouldn`t go on all the way...

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