As the snow is long gone here, I started putting the sled away for the summer. Frustrated that BRP has dropped the grease zerks to two on the rear skid, I did a pile of research and decided to add grease zerks everywhere I thought they were needed. I added 10 to the rear skid, every spot except the ends of the front shock. I simply carefully measured, drilled into the appropriate spot, and tapped for a zerk. Had to add a washer here and there as the zerk was too deep and did a bit of filing on others.
For the front, I did look into the kits that are available but in my mind the cost was prohibitive. I did some more research and decided to pick up some cobalt drill bits and rifle drilled and cross drilled the 8 bolts of the front end and added zerks. I also added oilite bushings and got rid of the plastic junk. I simply took off the hood, (10 screws) and it gave me total access to everything. It turned out very well and I now figure I'll never have to replace worn out suspension parts.
Couple of questions for the forum, 1- I came across some comments that indicated there are two zerks on the steering column but I could not find anything. Are there and grease points on the steering column. 2- I've looked at the front A-Arm lower ball joint and wondered if there is room behind the plate to add a grease zerk to that. Anyone know.
Sorry I didn't take any pictures but the whole process drilling the Grade 10.9 bolts was way easier than I thought it would be. I used a cheap old crappy drill press with a $40 drill press vice and the cobalt bits. 3/32 cross drilled to center of the bold (5mm) , 7/32 bit into the head for the zerk and 5/32 down to the cross hole. Used some cutting oil and patience and boom, all good for the life of the sled.