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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-17-2014, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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I've read the sticky from Fergy and my Clymer manual several times. Called the Kawi dealer and he said if it's not already leaking I prally don't need to worry about new O-rings (also didn't have them in stock) and I asked about using Moly 60. He said when they do them at the shop they just use any water-proof wheel bearing grease. So what do you guys use other than Moly 60?? Any extra tips for me?? This is my first time doing this, plan to start it tomorrow after work. I appreciate any tips, thanks!

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The orings are just o-rings and they don't have to be from Kawi. I think you could get one that is 19.8X1.9mm and that would work. Lowes might even have em or advanced auto-parts

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Yeah he made it sound like I wouldn't need to replace them, I would rather do it now while I got it apart, but I won't know what condition any of it is in until I get it apart tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up tho!

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Moly60 is preferred because it stays put and withstands the heat.

Loctite also makes a moly paste: Loctite 51048 Moly Paste (not sure of the percentage of Molybdenum it contains though.

The truth is that if you plan on replacing/regreasing the splines often then any decent grease will be fine.
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Moly60 is preferred because it stays put and withstands the heat.

Loctite also makes a moly paste: Loctite 51048 Moly Paste (not sure of the percentage of Molybdenum it contains though.

The truth is that if you plan on replacing/regreasing the splines often then any decent grease will be fine
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FOR ONE YEAR !

60% Moly Grease is the best ..... high temp/ friction .....last for years (10+) .....why use anything less than dedicated VN owners recommend ? OR repeat in a year or two ?
Go ahead...cheapen out ! ! !
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Oh I love the bike, not trying to cheap out by any means. Tire is fresh so I don't plan to lube again until I need rubber. Was just questioning the Moly 60 and I respect the opinions of those on here. Tomorrow is suppose to be a rainy day and if I can't find any Moly before work was just wondering what to use instead. I appreciate the feedback

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The deal with moly is that it lubricates beyond the yield strength of any metal, and damage can and inevitably will occur with other greases under most circumstances because of the incredibly high stresses focused on tiny surface areas. Splines like these don't need the grease itself per say.. That's a carrier for the molybdenum disulfide which is what does the work.

I've seen several shafts with and without the right moly (some brands have only a small fraction) and you can tell what the P.O. used, unless they rode it like your grandma every shift, gas and brake. And even then... I've also worked on heavy equipment with the same type of splines requiring moly, except it was a burnished dry lube. Same deal. They specify it for a reason.

Use whatever you like though.

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i use high temp wheel bearing grease on mine from the local parts house and i changed my rear rim about a month ago just because it was ugly and i had a better looking one but i greased the splines with the stuff i mentioned about two years ago and it is still there and doing its job the splines look fine and i re greased it just for peace of mind but i think it would have been just fine without more goo

they sell a ford specific grease at the local parts stores that has a higher amount of molly in it

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Sweet I have an Oreilly right up the road, about to stop in before work!

Edit** I called the local spot Rockys GreatOutdoors, the guy there recommended a Belray Grease said it contains Moly and teflon and it would be the one to use and what they use. Says it's great under pressure and heat and will stay where you put it. Also they don't carry Honda 60 :/ This Belray is $10.99/tube so not bad on price.

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