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    Grease zerk

    I have a grease zerk that keeps popping out. any ideas?

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    This should answer your question and is must-read material for all Turner owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tocoldmn
    I have a grease zerk that keeps popping out. any ideas?
    Clean it, and the hole it goes into as best you can and tap it in with a hammer. If it still fits loosely, ask for a replacement from Turner. I had one fall out on the trail once. They got me a replacement quite quickly. Chances are the new one will fit much more snugly. At least it did for me...and try to resist pumping the grease too hard.
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    I either loctite or JB Weld epoxy them in if they pop out. I wish they were threaded in or something. I launch them occasionally. Once they pop out a few times, they seem to get more slippery due to being compressed. Only glue will hold them then.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Chances are the new one will fit much more snugly. At least it did for me...and try to resist pumping the grease too hard.
    I had one new one that popped right back out. After I learned the horst pivots don't actually accept grease easily I just said F-it and tapped it in, but it's always made me nervous about it just falling out. It comes right out every time I try to grease that pivot. Some random, semi-permanent adhesive will be used next time I actually give the bike some love and attention.
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    Put a thin layer only on the neck of the zerk before pushing it in. That way none gets "ahead" of zerk where it could end up inside the pivot. If you rough the neck of the zerk up a bit, and clean the hole out with a paper towel and q-tip with a bit of alcohol, you only need a tiny bit of JB weld.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    I either loctite or JB Weld epoxy them in if they pop out.
    How do you prevent the loctite or JB Weld from pluggin the hole the grease is supposed to move through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG
    How do you prevent the loctite or JB Weld from pluggin the hole the grease is supposed to move through?
    If you use Tcheezy's method, you only get the JB Weld on the "collar" of the zerk. The rest of the zerk is well inside the chamber so nothing ever gets plugged.

    The same effect can be had if you put a bit of the adhesive on the frame around the hole. This where the "collar" seats and you can just clean the rest with alcohol/swab as mentioned.

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