Flinging Moly


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triketrash
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Flinging Moly

Postby triketrash » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:29 pm



I just lubed my final drive with moly grease and saw this on my rear wheel today. Did I just get carried away with the amount, or is there a chance the wheel splines didn't come together quite enough with the drive?



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Re: Flinging Moly

Postby nitesurf » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:29 pm

There are O-rings (a total of 3) in the final drive. I believe they are referred to in the how-to articles. One of these may have slipped out of their groove.
I hope this helps you out.

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Re: Flinging Moly

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:35 pm

First make sure it is in fact Moly.

This is normal behavior for Moly depending on how much you've put on. The carrier grease is squeezed out and flung away, leaving behind the Moly which coats and lubricates the splines.

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Re: Flinging Moly

Postby triketrash » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:23 pm

OK thanks Scott- yes I took your advice and got the fancy Honda $$ Moly. At closer look, I see that there are two sort of vents on the drive where the grease has been coming out. OK normal is what I wanted to hear. Messy, but normal:)




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