344 BRAKE DRUM BEARINGS (#40446)
The hydraulic grease fittings have been removed from 344 front, rear and sidecar wheel brake drums. This change was made because of the danger of over greasing the brake drum ball bearings. When too much grease is forced into these bearings, the seal is broken, which allows the excessive grease to flow onto the brake linings and the result is no brakes. This change is in effect now and on new machines being delivered.
The brake drum bearings are machine packed here at the factory with Valvoline wheel bearing grease, (No. 2½). They must be repacked after approximately 5,000 miles of operation, or at such time as the brake drum is removed for some other reason.
INDIAN MOTOCYCLE COMPANY