I read the diy after I installed them, I didn't put any grease. Is this going to be a major problem??
:agree: Make the time and take the bones off. Put a goop of grease in the holes and reinstall. Rather take the time of doing that than dealing with a potential squeaking or worse issue.I was always taught metal-on-metal was always a bad idea. Not only will it squeak, but it may grind itself to bits. Its a 30 minute job apparently, so why not do it right the first time, just remove, add liberal amounts of good quality grease and then enjoy knowing it is done right...
Remember to take some pressure off those bolts by putting a piece of wood under the tire and lowering the bike slightly onto it to take some pressure off those bolts by raising the rear wheel..Went back in to grease them, got all the nuts off but for some reason than :edit: bolts won't slide out now.
.Even with grease on them mine don't slide out that easily. The short ones aren't bad, but the long one that goes through all of them can be tight.
Remove the lower bolts first then take the top one out. I usually back the nut off so it's flush with the end of the bolt then tap it out as far as it will go with a hammer. From there I've had to use a steel bar to punch it the rest of the way out.