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meridian trike rear axle lubrication
#1
good afternoon, i have spent the last week cleaning and changing parts on my old 2009 Schwinn Meridian Trike . The rear axle is in need of lubrication. Where is this done? do I just remove the axle retention nuts on each side and lube the bearings? What is a good brand of bearing grease available at Oreilleys? Thank you
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#2
Can't speak on Trike axles, but good grease depends on the application.

Normally, I use Lucas Xtra Heavy Duty grease. It's excellent, but has become difficult to acquire, and the formula seems to have changed a bit, and is thicker now. I've found that in high temperatures, Super Lube tends to be superior as a fast bearing grease.

If you have wet conditions, Xtra Heavy Duty or Marine Grease should do you well.

Red N Tacky is for special applications. I normally use it for threads and can't really recommend it for anything else.
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#3
Are you ready for some disassembly?

Use a wrench to carefully remove the axle retention nuts on each side of the axle
Inspect the Bearings. Apply a high-quality bicycle bearing grease to the bearings
Put everything back together
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