What Grease to use in front tire procedure


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What Grease to use in front tire procedure

Postby nitefuzz » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:23 am



Hope this isn't just a stupid question but I need this to be clear to me when I get ready to remove and replace my front tire next week, when I have it all apart. In the How-To Articles, under removing your Front Tire. You talk about using grease to re-lube specific parts before reinstalling the tire. Is this just heavy axle grease or should I use the Molly - 60 paste on all of these parts that need to be greased. I am thinking that I would rather use the Molly 60 paste rather then just the heavy axle grease I have from my local NAPA store. Thank You.

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Re: What Grease to use in front tire procedure

Postby ct1500 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:19 am

The 60 paste is a special lubricant that gets used on the rear driveline. Regular axle/wheel bearing/steering grease from your local store is what is called for on your front axle components.
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Re: What Grease to use in front tire procedure

Postby flyinrob » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:59 am

Also use brake caliper grease on the bolts to remount the brake calipers. So, to sum up...wheel bearing type grease on the wheel and axle and brake caliper grease on the caliper mounting bolts. See the how to on this site for the step by step.

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Re: What Grease to use in front tire procedure

Postby nitefuzz » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:47 pm

Ok, thanks guys. I would to do the work and then find out I used the wrong grease. Just did the rear tire last week with my brother and followed the How-To on that and went really well until I was ready to put the left saddle bag back on and realized that the red nylon type ring was laying in the bolt tray. Had to take everything back apart and put that little **** in its place.

Thanks again,

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