Final Drive

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Final Drive

Post by guitarzan » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:35 pm

I took of my rear wheel and cleaned out my final drive and all the stuff on the rear wheel. So it was all cleaned out and I lubed it, at the end of the fall season. Well the garage door wasn't opened and we really don't use the garage to park anything but the Goldwing in. My question is this. Now that its getting warm out I can work in the garage again. Can I just put the wheel back on the final drive, it was cleaned and lubed with Molly 77 paste or do I need to clean it all over again and re-lube it?


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Re: Final Drive

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:49 am

I suppose it depends on how dusty it is, and how happy you are with the condition of the lube. If it looks clean, and there's no obvious dust coating the moly grease, then put it on and go ride.

If there's dust on the moly, you will have to weigh your desire for clean moly against your pocketbook (for more moly). I don't know that a little dust on the moly is going to make a huge amount of difference. I don't think there's much of a carrier in the moly that will evaporate over time.

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