a very thin film of moly is ok on the rubber damper, too much will just fling off and make a mess
however, there is very little movement between the final drive and the rubber damper. not enough to hear/feel when turning wheel by hand.
how where the rear brakes?? about the only thing other than the driveshaft splines that would make noise every revolution or so of the rear wheel
you didnt by chance take pics of the splines when you had it apart did you?
Last edited by michiganteddybear; 01-01-2019 at 12:24 PM.