Axle grease - Suzuki Van Van 200 Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 05:21 AM Thread Starter
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Axle grease

Unlike you lucky people enjoying your summer riding, here in New Zealand its moving to mid winter, so much cooler and plenty of rainy days.

Having owned a number of Suzuki bikes from new, I know their plating and various bits of finish can be a bit dodgy. I have learnt over the years where to keep an eye open for corrosion and have got to know the benefits of various anti corrosion sprays.

Ive also noticed Suzuki can be a bit lax with applying enough grease at the factory on some parts ( suspension needle rollers on the single rear shock models ) as an example.

So I decided to pull out the front and rear axles on the VV for a look especially with our wet weather. Sure enough, although plated, both had zero grease. Easy job to coat both axles and slide them back in again. Nice easy bit of preventative maintenance.

PS believe it or not the standard tool roll does not include the tool you will need to loosen the front Axle! In fact the manual states its a special Suzuki tool haha. Its really just a large hex/allan (14mm) key I was lucky I had one that fitted from an old SV650 i used to own.

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I may have to check mine out. I have noticed a few spots that needed some attention, but I guess that comes with not being a fair weather rider. I wish our mid winter was rainy instead of all the snow and ice. The bike definitely gets a little harder to control when the roads are covered with snow.
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