I am almost done going through my SL after a year of riding and servicing all the rear pivot bearings with a good greasing and all I can say is that if you own one of these bikes and haven't done it, you better put it on you calendar for this winter. My bike has one year on it, never hose washed, and I am finding no grease in any of the bearings. The bearings on the large swing link pivot have been the worst so far and took a lot of work to get them to even spin freely. This isn't hard but does take some time as I am putting new grease in the bearings and wiping it out several times trying to get any crud out. If I had realized the bearings came out of the factory like this, I would have done all this before ever riding it. Going to be time well spent with results being a smooth ride and a significant savings from not having to replace all the bearings in 18 months. Is it just as easy to put some grease in the front hub bearings? Think I will go at that next.