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Maintanance on TC UCAs uni

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Bearskill, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    Bearskill

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    Ive got the TC UCAs. I know the uniballs are supposed to be maint free, but.... I have this tefon based lube called Tri Flow. I use it on my bike, and pretty much everything. The stuff kicks ass. I know the unis on the UCAs are teflon lined. Can I put some O my lube on the unis to help extend their life? Whacha think?
     
  2. Mar 11, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    I think I read somewhere that do that can make dirt and grime build up on the uni ball and wearing down faster. But I could be wrong and I am sure Chris will give you a better answer.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    I wouldnt touch them till they start making noise or giving some kind of trouble. but I'll say I have only had mine for about 2000 miles so I haven't run into any problems yet
     
  4. Mar 11, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    Speaking from experience and advice from Chris, using Triflow is exactly what you want to do. As far as "when", not sure, but I wouldn't imagine using it whenever would hurt it. I was hearing some squeaking in my front end that I thought was the uniball (or bushings) but turned out to be something else...
     
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