Here is my pin with 18,000 miles on it , these pictures are AFTER I polished the **** out of it . It is not round anymore in the shiny sections and divots and roughness can be felt . When I dissembled the pivot there was hardly any grease visible . I ordered a new pin today for 24.00 , I figure why risk it . The needle bearings pass the visual and feel test . This pin should be made of hardened steel and not soft Chinese crap .