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Just wanted to get some feedback on this trailing arm issue before I do something wrong. I went to put my grease fitting on my new trailing arm (04 Pro-XR 440 chassis) & it's not threaded. Seems pretty damn lazy of Polaris not to handle something small like that so I thought I'd make sure there isn't something I'm missing. Thank you.
 

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MXZ700SKS700 said:
Just wanted to get some feedback on this trailing arm issue before I do something wrong. I went to put my grease fitting on my new trailing arm (04 Pro-XR 440 chassis) & it's not threaded. Seems pretty damn lazy of Polaris not to handle something small like that so I thought I'd make sure there isn't something I'm missing. Thank you.
some grease holes are press in,i usually thread them and use a threaded fitting,as press in fittings usually pull out when removing grease gun...royal pain!..cheers
 

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slothman1 said:
some grease holes are press in,i usually thread them and use a threaded fitting,as press in fittings usually pull out when removing grease gun...royal pain!..cheers
Same here.
 

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slothman1 said:
MXZ700SKS700 said:
Just wanted to get some feedback on this trailing arm issue before I do something wrong. I went to put my grease fitting on my new trailing arm (04 Pro-XR 440 chassis) & it's not threaded. Seems pretty damn lazy of Polaris not to handle something small like that so I thought I'd make sure there isn't something I'm missing. Thank you.
some grease holes are press in,i usually thread them and use a threaded fitting,as press in fittings usually pull out when removing grease gun...royal pain!..cheers
This is my first trailing arm replacement so I just assumed it would match up regardless if it was thread or press. Would threading it do damage? Meaning if the trailing arm was made for a press fitting, would treading it make the hole too big for either? Thanks!
 

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grease fittings are self threading, I'm an auto tech, every ball joint or tie rod I install, the holes are not threaded.
 

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polarisorbust said:
grease fittings are self threading, I'm an auto tech, every ball joint or tie rod I install, the holes are not threaded.
Well then I'll thread it. Thanks!
 

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Like polarisorbust said, some are self-threading. But you have to watch out what kind of fitting you get. The self-threading ones are tapered thread, while the other ones are a straight thread.
 

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make sure when you thread in the fitting, that it doesn't stick too far into the tube. Otherwise the spindle will may hit it.
 

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Hangman said:
Like polarisorbust said, some are self-threading. But you have to watch out what kind of fitting you get. The self-threading ones are tapered thread, while the other ones are a straight thread.
yeah tapered thread, forgot that, good call
 

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It was a self tapper. Thank you all for the help!
 
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