Grease... I made a change


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Grease... I made a change

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:38 pm



Hello Folks, I had a problem that really bothered me, it's a matter of fact it made me upset...I think I must have gotten a bad batch of the Honda Moly paste 60 stuff.... :shock: :shock: Here's what I did with my rear end splines ect., last year or so I remember removing the rear wheel, I cleaned up the old grease that was in the spline area ect. and the final gear at the shaft, I used some of that Honda stuff I got from the dealer in those small tubes..and I applied it to the splines and the rear gear area at the shaft, My issue or problem is that this stuff turned to liquid and laced my rear wheel with grease, also when I removed the final gear drive off the swingarm there was liquid in the bottom where i had placed a generous amount in there, freakin stuff turned to liquid man :shock: ..So I clean everything up again and went down and chatted with a guy at O'riley's Auto parts, Told him my issue I was having and he pointed this grease out to me..I have tried this and it seems to do as it claims, it stays in the freakin wheel, doesn't flop or fly out or turn to liquid...Sold me on it, nice and thick too..I think I must have gotten a bad batch of grease or something from the Honda place..Everyone swears by this Honda Moly paste stuff..Regardless, I'm trying this grease for a while, I have several thousand miles on it now and it is doing just hunkydory... Here is what I am using and please understand this, I'm not knocking anyone for using the Honda stuff, I just was unpleased with mine.. Maybe they sold me a knockoff of it.. The cover looked to be the real stuff.. :shock: :shock: :lol: This is my choice...For my Cycle,,,,Not for your's but for Mine.. :lol:
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Re: Grease... I made a change

Postby scotterichmond » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:51 pm

let us know how it does for you .

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Re: Grease... I made a change

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:02 pm

I plumb already did...Silly rabbit :lol: ...I have at least 2k on it now and it's been fine.. :D I am however curious to see what it looks like underneath though, so I gotcha, I will let you know next time I remove the rear wheel.. :D

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Re: Grease... I made a change

Postby scotterichmond » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:09 pm

what? Don't you take your wheels off every time you change the oil, and clean them proper?

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Re: Grease... I made a change

Postby dingdong » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:44 am

Well now you've gone and done it. Your wheel will fall off for sure. :P I used Ford moly wheel bearing grease on my 1000 before I knew anything about moly 60. Last time I pulled the wheel all was intact and I re-lubed with same.
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Re: Grease... I made a change

Postby flash2002 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:09 pm

I have use synthetic grease on my Valkyrie for over 100,000 km with no problem, now I use it on my two goldwings. To me, synthetic is a lot better then that moly crap that Honda sells. I saw bikes with moly and the stuff was dry, I grease once a year and the grease is still fresh and the parts show no wear.

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Re: Grease... I made a change

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:09 pm

I know a few other fella's that this very thing happen to on another site, but when it happened to me I knew I got a bad batch of it or something..I just didn't want a repeat..what a mess it made..

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Re: Grease... I made a change

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:23 am

Moly is a dry lubricant that is in a grease base only for application purposes. The Honda Moly 60 is 60% moly to 40% grease.

In high pressure situations such as the drive gear splines, the grease is supposed to get squeezed out, and a dry layer of moly remains behind to continue lubricating. This is why you don't want to just use any old grease to lube your splines. The grease would get forced out and there wouldn't be any lubrication at all.

Moly is expensive stuff, so most moly greases (the cheap ones) are in the range of only 4-10%. If you use a low percentage moly, when the grease gets squeezed out you have less remaining moly protection.

Using regular non-moly or low-moly grease is a good way to wear your splines out.




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