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Once per year. I ride a lot in the rain so I use water resistant wheel bearing grease. Anything will do but if there's any confusion just RTFM.

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LOL, I should have known better.
I already have it in the garage for other purposes, so I figured why not use it, right?

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I think anything will do as long as you do it regularly. That damage was done by one or more previous owners. I can only imagine how long it takes to wear down brass like that. Dug a little divot into the inside of the lever. I guess I can at least push some grease in there as a reservoir.

Luckily only a $10 replacement and I've got replacement levers coming anyway.

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I think anything will do as long as you do it regularly. That damage was done by one or more previous owners. I can only imagine how long it takes to wear down brass like that. Dug a little divot into the inside of the lever. I guess I can at least push some grease in there as a reservoir.

Luckily only a $10 replacement and I've got replacement levers coming anyway.
That little bushing is one of the things I keep on hand by dropping one on an order for something else. It's cheap enough and I like having it if needed when I do the lever look-see.
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LOL, I should have known better.
Yeah. Next they'll advice you what brand of pneumatic grease gun to use.

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I can only imagine how long it takes to wear down brass like that.

About 2 or 3 years of neglect.

Ridden wet. Put up hard.

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Usually I look at it anytime I'm cleaning around the levers. If it doesn't look oily I put some 10w30 on it. A little dab will do you.
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