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Moly Paste question...

Postby kristop64089 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:19 am



I found some Molypaste at Oreiley's yesterday, but it didn't say moly 60. It was labeled for HD operation and misc other HD uses.

Where can I find a suitable paste, is it only a Honda part? I would like to get it squared away tonight if possible. Thanks in advance.



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Re: Moly Paste question...

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:19 am

There are lots of paste/grease products with Moly, but the percentage will be quite a bit lower. The reason is...it's expensive! :) You need to make sure it's 60% Moly, and believe it or not, the cheapest I found was actually the OEM Honda Moly 60. I went to my local Honda car dealership and they had it in stock, cheaper than I found it online.

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Re: Moly Paste question...

Postby Smokey66 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:02 pm

Well tell us how much it cost!I know of several subsitutes for the Honda stuff;Liqui Moly LM 47 is the best known.Its not just the MoS2(MOLY) this stuff(Honda stuff and LM stuff) also has Lithium in it.Why,I don't know.The Moly is there as extra protection incase the grease itself dissapers for whatever reason cause it leaves a film on the parts/gears so they dont run "Dry".If you don't have the right stuff use what ya got till you can get it right?Better than nothing if you've got to get back on the road.What do other bikes with shaft drive use?BMW for example?

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Re: Moly Paste question...

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:29 pm

It was $9 for a 3 oz tube from the Honda dealer, I'm pretty sure you can get it for the same (or similar) price online.

A lot of the other shaft-drive motorcycle manufacturer shops (including BMW) use the Honda Moly paste, despite what their manufacturers recommend.

And you're right - the centrifugal forces in the wheel fling the grease off the splines over time. The remaining Moly is the only thing that keeps it lubricated. Which is why if you use a low-Moly grease, you will be looking to replace your worn-out splines - after the low-Moly grease gets flung off, there's nothing left to lubricate it.

But you're right - if you have no option, use whatever you can find, and then as soon as you can get the right stuff, take it off, clean off the old grease and replace it with the Moly 60.

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Re: Moly Paste question...

Postby Smokey66 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:45 am

Thanks,lots of good info here.This is the stuff everybody wonders about but nobody ask....

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Re: Moly Paste question...

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:50 pm

Cyclemax now carries the Honda moly paste for $9: Honda Moly 60 Paste


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Re: Moly Paste question...

Postby guitarlos » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:16 am

I think that you'll be surprised at how small this package really i s in person, but not to be fooled, use it wisely. ;) Its worth having the right stuff.

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Re: Moly Paste question...

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:24 pm

IMO using anything other than the Honda Moly paste will just get you in trouble down the road. The HOnda paste in the USA is cheap. Up here in canada it's $23 for the same tube. You don't need much. A tube will last you the life of the bike.
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