Gear oil for final drive.


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YourJere
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Gear oil for final drive.

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I've looked at both this website and randakks for info on gear oil for the final drive
This website suggests (75w-90)
Randakks suggest (90/100w)

And I have on hand
"Lubrimatic" (80w/90)
hypoid gear oil.

Would it be okay if I just used that so I don't have to buy any?


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Re: Gear oil for final drive.

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Absolutely. Use it. :)
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Re: Gear oil for final drive.

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Thank you, I used that oil and greased the splines now I think the final drive is happy.

Sadly now Im back to working on the carbs though, got them off and saw one of the slides weren't moving in my #3 (rear right carb) which I checked first because the manifold was ice cold, (thought the float bowl was stuck)
After this stuff it might run not terribly like before.
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1972 CL350 (1980-1988) sold
1978 Suzuki GS550 (1985-2005) sold
1977 GL1000 (2002-2006) sold

Re: Gear oil for final drive.

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Hope you used High-Moly Paste instead of grease on the splines. 60% or 77% Moly. Regular grease will simply get squished out of there causing spline wear. These splines require the Moly in the lube.

... On with the carburetors... :)
♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

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Re: Gear oil for final drive.

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Yeah I bought the legit stuff, So expensive for a tiny bottle lol $16 on ebay Honda M77 moly paste


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