I picked up a used threaded King headset and am now getting ready to install it.
the site says to:
"Remove snap ring and seal:
Take a pointed instrument, such as a penknife, insert it at the split in the snap ring, and lift the pointed end out. Once the pointed end is free, the remainder of the ring can be removed easily. Lift out the inner seal. At this point the bearing will be exposed.
Clean and re-grease the bearings and replace the seal and snap ring:
With a small brush (e.g., a tooth brush) clean the bearing while rinsing with solvent. If the bearing has been neglected and is frozen, let it soak for a few minutes. Then, rotate the inner race back and forth to work it free. Rinse in solvent and blow dry with an air hose to remove any excess solvent. Test the bearing for smoothness. If the bearing was frozen for too long it may have become damaged or may be too rough and need replacing. However, if the bearing has lost only some of its silky smoothness, it may not be evident at the handlebar once re-greased and reassembled. If bearing replacement is necessary return cup(s) to us to have a new bearing(s) installed.
Re-grease the bearings using Bullshot or any other waterproof grease. Carefully wipe off the inner seal and reinstall. Finally, insert the pointed end of the snap ring into the snap ring groove, working it around the bearing until the other end seats and a small gap is noticed. Inspect the rest of the parts for any wear. At this time, you are ready to reassemble the headset and adjust."
Ive got the ring and seal out of both cups. It looks fairly clean in there .....it isnt dry.....its wet....but no visible grease other than a really light wet coating. It needs to be flushed as stated and done up again.
Long story short here it says use BULLSHOT...which good luck finding that......or use other waterproof grease. I have a tube of phil here and i am going to use that.
My question is how do i pack them. DO i force the grease in using the palm of my hand and rake the cup across until it is full or will that be too much grease in the cup? I know i want to "pack" the bearing and not just leave a little on the top and seal it back up. It has to coat the bearing surface or it is worthless. Is there such a thing as too much grease or should i just pack it full and seal it back up.
Looking for an answer from someone who has experience with King Cups.