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2011 Vulcan 900 Custom. When I went to grease the swing arm and noticed that there are no fittings. There are 3 stud locations on the rocker arm casting where the fittings should be but no holes for the fitting.

I have read about lots of issues with the grease fittings being broken off or falling out. Did Kawasaki do a design change and eliminate the grease fittings around the 2011 model year? How do you grease the swing arm without the fittings?
 

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I believe that they eliminated them in 2010. I believe that the procedure now requires the swingarm to be removed (unfortunately) . Mine doesn’t have the fittings either.
 

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My 07 only has one....speed bumps removed the other two. LOL. Ride On!!!! I put allan screws in the two broken spots after putting the grease fitting in and greasing it up. The fitting closest to the front won't drag on speed bumps since it is up and forward out of the way. If you don't have fittings its sealed so you should be good for a long long time.
 

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Same on my 2013, you can see where they should be but nobody ever drilled any holes. I'm not going to worry about it until it starts talking back, which will probably be never.
 

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My first service on my 07 had one broken off and one bent and one good one. I took the two obvious out and installed plugs. Now I take the plugs out and insert a zerk fitting for greasing, the put the plugs back in, 2010 they aqre no more...
 

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I still have all three. Does it matter what kind of grease??????
 

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I use a good lubricationg grease from the auto parts store. If it were for a Harley it would need to be in a Harley tube with the appropriate color and logo at $40.00 a tube.
 

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Ok here we go......................
 

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I'm thinking I'm going to take mine apart and drill and insert nipples. Then I can grease it easily. Just remove and install plugs
 

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I've been thinking the same thing Racer117. I know the removal doesn't look like that big a deal but still yet I want to drill the swing arm and also drill the neck, the shifter shaft, and the rear brake pedal shaft for grease fittings. My planned next winter project. :) By then mine will be due I figure.
 
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