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    The original retaining clips for the plug ends on both sides the drag link there.

    ​the clip gets placed in the two opposing holes with the arc facing away from the grease zirk, then just rotated downward until it's ​​​​​laying down flat.

    Just wanted to make sure I understand how they engage.
    and that they are just held in by there own spring tension as you roll them down.

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    On mine, one of them (or maybe both) seemed to almost snap in place around the grease zerk. In fact, when I went to remove them a few months ago, I had a hard time with one of them because it was held in place by the grease zerk. I had to get a dental pick and really pull on it to get it loose. I don't remember the other end being as tough to get out. When I put it all back together, I laid down the clips around the zerk and did my best to "snap" them clips back in place, in hopes it would be harder for them to come out on their own. I doubt they would come out on their own, though, as they sort of spring into place in the two opposing holes, as you noted.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by polaris400cc View Post
      The original retaining clips for the plug ends on both sides the drag link there.

      ​the clip gets placed in the two opposing holes with the arc facing away from the grease zirk, then just rotated downward until it's ​​​​​laying down flat.

      Just wanted to make sure I understand how they engage.
      and that they are just held in by there own spring tension as you roll them down.
      Usually I have to get in there with a small punch and drive the wire between the edge of the grease fitting and the inside of the cap. There isn't a lot of tension on that clip itself. Other times i have had to make the loop shallower once removed because it isn't quite long enough to engage both opposing holes securely.

      Does this make sense?

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      • #4
        Yes Makes sense. Mine didn't seem to have much resistance when rolling it down to its final position. But enough that i dont see how it would vibrate itself back up and out. Just wanted to see what others opinions were. Its a long winter of hibernation. Gives me too much time to think about it.

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