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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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He'p me before I screw this up...

I pulled the back wheel off today to have the tire replaced. I figured that since I had the wheel off, I would use Fergy's spline lube procedure...Thanks Fergy! (I also found that Fergy's procedure for pulling the back tire was far less painful than the Clymer manual, which had you pulling the muffler...)

Anyway, I went looking for Moly grease while I was out. Unfortunately, the shop I took it to was a Yamaha shop, and come to find out, no Yamaha bike uses Moly.

There was no way that I could make the Honda shop, so I bought this stuff from Wal Mart...I hate Wal Mart, but in a pinch...

I am wondering if it is what I need...

Super Tech Moly-Lithium Grease
Base Type: Lithium 12 Hydroxy Stearate
Drop Point 350 Deg F
NLGI Grade 2
Timken OK Load: 45 lbs

Is this the wrong stuff?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 09:38 PM
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Hey Storm,
I believe that's the same grease you can get at an automotive store like AutoZone or PepBoys. I've seen it and it's not the same grease. The Yamaha dealer down the road from me didn't have it either I had to go to a Honda store before I found it. I paid over ten bucks. I would make the effort to get the right stuff. I don't think you can get it anywhere else but I may be mistaken and someone here will correct me. Better safe then sorry. Call your local Honda dealer to find out the exact name and do a search on the Internet. I think it's 60% molybdenum disulfide ("moly").
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Yep, Its called Honda Molly 60 Paste. I've never seen anything at Wal-Mart or autoparts stores that has this high content of molybdenum disulfide. My local honda/kawa/suzuki dealer had it in stock. 3oz tube was about $9.
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There is also a product called Krytox, which is even better than the moly60, but the price is higher too. But, I'm not sure where that might be sold locally.

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I work for a company that sells Krytox products for vacuum pumps, and I can tell you it is very expensive. It is made by DuPont and is a PFPE base. More info can be obtained from DuPont or one of their distributors.
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I work for a company that sells Krytox products for vacuum pumps, and I can tell you it is very expensive. It is made by DuPont and is a PFPE base. More info can be obtained from DuPont or one of their distributors.
I use the Dupont Krytox in my bike since the sidecar puts even more of a load on the bike than normal. The Krytox has a higher temp range and doesn't "cook down"

Remember though my bike is an exception with the sidecar though.
Honda Moly 60 works fine as long as it is maintained. I could probably use it in mine but just increase the maintenance schedule from every 12,000 miles to every 6,000 miles for me.

The thing I worry about on what storm16 found is the "Drop Point 350 Deg F" I'm afraid the Super Tech Moly-Lithium Grease would break gown too soon and leave him with a sooty cake around the splines.
Honda Moly 60 is the best bet for feeling secure in that the lube will last.

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Fair enough. Thanks all...How silly of me to think that anything I would have found at wal mart would cut the mustard...
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Fair enough. Thanks all...How silly of me to think that anything I would have found at wal mart would cut the mustard...



Well, their Supertech oil filters are great, and cheap. (Item ST7317)
And geez...lets not start talking about Wal Mart......



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