Release Bearing Retaining Ring(Rear Wheel) '81 GL1100


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Release Bearing Retaining Ring(Rear Wheel) '81 GL1100

Postby RhinoWing » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:04 am



Hello Everyone, I am in the process of replacing rear wheel bearings on my '81 GL1100 and found a way to loosen the bearing retaining ring on the rear wheel without having to manufacture any special tools. I was hunting for an old socket that i can cut up as per the DIY, but instead found the the key that locks and unlocks the disc on a small angle grinder works well :D It only has two pins, but fits into the holes perfectly. By putting downward pressure with you hand and tapping counter clockwise with a carpenter's hammer, it came loose rather easily. The retaining ring did not have any marks on and the holes looked they have not been touched before.

:?: I can't find Moly 60 Paste in South Africa, but was advised by the local Honda dealership that Copper paste which is smeared on the thread of spark plugs and has the same colour and pastyness of the Moly paste. Just wondering if this would work?

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Re: Release Bearing Retaining Ring(Rear Wheel) '81 GL1100

Postby moritz1100 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:36 am

Hi Kevin, copper grease is used as an anti-seize lubricant, I usually put a small dab on the back of brake pads, any steel bolts going into ally (oil filter bolt!) and on the spark plug threads. It stops them seizing together and makes them easy to get out next time. It's not to be used as a lubricant grease like the moly 60, I'd just use regular old grease if you can't get the moly 60.

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Re: Release Bearing Retaining Ring(Rear Wheel) '81 GL1100

Postby RhinoWing » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:05 am

Hi Moritz1100, would regular old grease not just fly off the splines of the final drive? Could I instead not use CV Joint grease for motor vehicles, which is the same colour and texture of the Moly paste.


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Re: Release Bearing Retaining Ring(Rear Wheel) '81 GL1100

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:29 am

I would think the CV joint grease would work better than the copper anti sieze, given a choice between the two.
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Re: Release Bearing Retaining Ring(Rear Wheel) '81 GL1100

Postby moritz1100 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:09 pm

Yup, go with the cv joint grease!

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Re: Release Bearing Retaining Ring(Rear Wheel) '81 GL1100

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:10 pm

The "grease" part of the moly grease is just a carrier, and it will be squeezed out and flung away in the wheel. This leaves behind just the moly, which prevents the very high-pressure environment in the gears from wearing away the teeth surfaces.

Regular or CV grease will get flung away, leaving no lubrication behind at all. That's why they specify Moly 60 - it must be a HIGH percentage moly, or else it's just not doing any lubrication.

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Re: Release Bearing Retaining Ring(Rear Wheel) '81 GL1100

Postby patbrandon1 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:03 am

Hi Kevin, I wouldn't use anything but Moly 60 on that final drive unless you want to replace it in about 500 miles. Seriously, find some. I buy mine on Ebay. I don't know what the shipping rules are for South Africa, but find some somewhere. If you haven't cleaned the old off yet, leave it. Even the old moly would be better than anything less than moly 60. Here's a link to Ebay Moly60

http://www.ebay.com/itm/370590733364?it ... 60&vxp=mtr

If they don't ship to you, I would contact the seller and explain your situation.

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Re: Release Bearing Retaining Ring(Rear Wheel) '81 GL1100

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:07 pm

Cyclemax has it for $9.00:

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/honda_m ... 102/105298

And they ship worldwide.




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