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Well I got the kfx 450 a few weeks ago and its now down to the frame! I do powder coating and have decided to do most of the quad in candy blue. Upon taking it apart I noticed a few bolt rattled off. I suggest locktite on everything. Also there is nowhere near enough grease in the swingarm, linkage, and a-arm bearings. Use a good waterproof marine grease and reallypack it in there. When I took the axle carrier off of the swing arm a quart of water came rushing out! There is NO drain hole at the bottom and it will hold water after a washing! Drill a very tiny hole at the lowest point of the swingarm to cure this. Well thats it for now. Good luck with your new quads and have fun.

Ray
 

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when u get the powdercoating done post ups ome pics i would love to see them.
 

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The best greese is the green greese great stuff
 

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QUOTE (Boomer Sooner @ May 8 2007, 08:54 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1783
Post a pic of this hole you drilled in the swing arm too... I'd like to see exactly what you are talking about.
lol I PMed him with the same question..

If you take the rear skidplate off theirs a small shiny flat spot on the swingarm from cast, right in the middle of that, ya cant miss it...
 

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did you powder coat yet post pics
 

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Great tips! My front A arms had only a hint of grease (almost dry), and after i drilled the hole in the swing arm about a cup of water came out. THANKS!
 

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QUOTE (Eldridge Performance ATV @ Apr 14 2007, 03:46 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1185
Well I got the kfx 450 a few weeks ago and its now down to the frame! I do powder coating and have decided to do most of the quad in candy blue. Upon taking it apart I noticed a few bolt rattled off. I suggest locktite on everything. Also there is nowhere near enough grease in the swingarm, linkage, and a-arm bearings. Use a good waterproof marine grease and reallypack it in there. When I took the axle carrier off of the swing arm a quart of water came rushing out! There is NO drain hole at the bottom and it will hold water after a washing! Drill a very tiny hole at the lowest point of the swingarm to cure this. Well thats it for now. Good luck with your new quads and have fun.

Ray
how deep did u guys drill the hole in the swing arm?? just until water started to come out?
 

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QUOTE (dalejr @ Feb 19 2008, 01:33 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=6644
how deep did u guys drill the hole in the swing arm?? just until water started to come out?
I took my carrier out to drill the hole. It would be bad news to hit the carrier with the drill.
 

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YOU CANT PACK A SEALED BEARING PACK THE GREESE IN THE CARRIER TO KEEP WATER OUT FROM AROUND THE BEARINGS
 
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