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Old 12-08-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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2006 r6s - Handle Bar Grease

Hey Guys, I was storing my R6 for the winter and noticed that I have a little bit of grease running down from around the Handle Bar. Here is a few pictures to Show you what I am talking of. Can you let me know If I need to fix this or is this not a problem.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:23 AM   #2
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Re: 2006 r6s - Handle Bar Grease

It's just grease from your steering head bearings. No action is required, but if you haven't done so already it wouldn't be a bad idea to repack the bearing with some more grease over the winter, since you've got an 06.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:25 AM   #3
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It's just grease from your steering head bearings. No action is required, but if you haven't done so already it wouldn't be a bad idea to repack the bearing with some more grease over the winter, since you've got an 06.
06-07 have a problem? Or are you saying do it because its 7 years old?


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Re: 2006 r6s - Handle Bar Grease

There's no problem, I'm just saying that the bearing could use some love since it's a few years old.
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There's no problem, I'm just saying that the bearing could use some love since it's a few years old.
Mine probably could to then. 07


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Re: 2006 r6s - Handle Bar Grease

Thank you for the Information, I will Add some grease to the handle bar, Just spray on?
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Thank you for the Information, I will Add some grease to the handle bar, Just spray on?
No, jesus. Not the "handlebar"... You're looking at the steering stem nut. Remove the steering stem nut, remove the top triple tree clamp, remove more shit until you get down to the BEARINGS, then repack the bearing with heavy, viscous lubricating grease. Not the spray-on kind.
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Thanks for being specific, Appreciate it.
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Is there a specific Brand/Quality Grease I should use?
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Is there a specific Brand/Quality Grease I should use?
No, not really. White lithium grease is good though..
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