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#1 Banjo123 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 30, 2015 - 04:50 PM

hi all. On my 65 wards squire 10, I crawled under it to lube the stearing gears. Couldn't find a grease fitting anywhere. Did some of them not have them or could the fitting be VERY cleanly broken off?

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Posted September 30, 2015 - 04:56 PM

I don't know about your machine specifically, but generally, I believe open gear sets have no fittings per-Se. Unless you're talking about the shaft where it runs through a friction bearing. Again, generally speaking, I don't believe most GT have grease fittings there either. Maybe someone with Ward experience will be along soon to answer.



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Posted October 03, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Our 65 Bid Ten has them.The late B10/12 didn't.Your 65 should

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Posted October 03, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Should be 2

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 04:17 PM

I cleaned it up well and no fitting.. What should I do in your guys' opinion?

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 11:39 PM

Maybe someone has swapped in the later style gears? They would benefit from having a grease zerk added as I have seen done.


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 10:20 AM

I noticed one of the mounting points on the bottom of the Frame has two spare bolt holes where the stearing stuff is. Maybe they did switch. I'll take some pics today and maybe you guys can let me know what you think.

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Posted October 05, 2015 - 12:09 PM

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Posted October 05, 2015 - 05:05 PM

Is that little square head bolt supposed to be there ( just below the small gear in the last pic?



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Posted October 05, 2015 - 07:10 PM

I have an old b 10 frame that was given to me and it has the same little bolt on its steering component
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Posted October 06, 2015 - 11:13 PM

That is the newer style steering gear. The square headed bolt is  a setscrew which when loosened allows you to adjust the backlash between the pinion and sector gears. The early steering gear design was not adjustable.


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Posted October 07, 2015 - 12:08 AM

So those are non greasable?

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Posted October 07, 2015 - 11:50 PM

Yes they are non greasable other than taking an oil can and squirting them down from the outside. There are two needle bearings in the assembly which need to be lubed. Some people have added a grease zerk to be able to grease them.


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Posted October 08, 2015 - 01:59 AM

Oh ok. So I guess that would require a bunch of disassembly to get to the bearings

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Posted October 08, 2015 - 06:31 PM

Yes.






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