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Unread 01-19-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
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How often do Johnny Joints need grease

like the topic says... I can easily slip the grease gun on the upper grease zerk but ill have to drop the arms to reach the lower, how often do you add grease to your johnny joints? Any tricks to greasing the lowers w/o dropping them? I'm looking into 90 degree zerks, but again gotta drop em.

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Unread 01-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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like the topic says... I can easily slip the grease gun on the upper grease zerk but ill have to drop the arms to reach the lower, how often do you add grease to your johnny joints? Any tricks to greasing the lowers w/o dropping them? I'm looking into 90 degree zerks, but again gotta drop em.
I attempt to grease them once a year, but they don't seem to need any...

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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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I attempt to grease them once a year, but they don't seem to need any...

Knuckelhead, are you a daily driver? your rig see any mud?
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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #4
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Mine is, and does. I was greasing them far more than they needed at every oil change. With the new build, haven't greased them since install, and won't for a while yet...

Best of Luck,

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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #5
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Thanks 55!
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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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Knuckelhead, are you a daily driver? your rig see any mud?
Yes.

You have to take into account that I'm retired, but the JJ's were installed long before I retired (8 years).

Mud?

Nope, not if I can help it...
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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #7
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No problem! If it helps at all, I had well over 65K on the first set before the new build. Tore them down, greased them, and those are now on another rig still going strong.

I am a firm believer in the JJ's being the best dual-purpose joint out there. Very little maintenance, and they last forever. -ok maybe not forever, but almost.

I put the 2.5" 1.25" shank JJs on the new 3/4 link build. Very happy with them as well.

Word of caution-do NOT over-grease them!!! You can kill them quick doing that-this is a case where more does NOT = better. A little goes a LONG way.

Best of Luck,

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