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spline grease

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Hi all

I know this topic has been up before but I will ask again. :D

I got my rear wheel off and want to grease the spline on my gl 1100, the problem is that I cant find normaly recommended moly grease, but I got a bucket of this stuff

https://www.commaoil.com/passenger-vehi ... s/view/212

will it do ?



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Moly grease for CV joints is usually only 2-3% Moly, this grease is unsuitable.

Your local Honda dealer should stock the M-77 moly paste, this replaces the 60% moly grease they used to sell, and is good for all the drive splines.
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soo I called mc dealer and a honda car dealer and they both said the same thing. Honda m 77 is no longer being produced, and I cant find it for sale anywhere in the European Union or UK. I can find it in USA but Im not waiting a month for shipping.

The honda mc dealer said that they use some BMW product that he couldnt remember the name off, but he will call me back.

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Cyclemax has it and they ship worldwide. They are an independent shop in Ohio.

https://www.cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/ho ... 744/254321

You might e-mail them info@cyclemax.com to inquire shipping costs and delivery time overseas. Very responsive, you'll probably get a reply right away. Might be an option if you have difficulty finding the BMW product mentioned by your local Honda dealer.
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Hi mark, I cant wait a month for shipping and import tax.

The guy from dealership called and they use

BMW Grease MI-Setral-43 N (83232152082), I orded one.

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Another product recommended by some on the NGWclub site is Loctite Moly Paste 51048 low friction lubricant. I bought it online from Acklands Grainger here in Canada but see it for quite a bit less in the USA. Still not cheap but an 8oz container will last many applications. Used it on my 78 and it "appears" to be a quality paste and of the right consistency.
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ficus wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 6:20 am
Hi mark, I cant wait a month for shipping and import tax.

The guy from dealership called and they use

BMW Grease MI-Setral-43 N (83232152082), I orded one.
That is bearing grease, and has NO moly content, not the minimum 55% moly that Honda requires. Here's what it contains (notice no molybdenum listed):

Grease contents
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I would not use that to lubricate your splines, it will be quickly squeezed out, leaving your splines with no lubrication at all. Incidentally, most of the BMW mechs around here I know actually use Honda moly paste for their final drives!

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Joneszy wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 12:58 pm
Another product recommended by some on the NGWclub site is Loctite Moly Paste 51048 low friction lubricant. I bought it online from Acklands Grainger here in Canada but see it for quite a bit less in the USA. Still not cheap but an 8oz container will last many applications. Used it on my 78 and it "appears" to be a quality paste and of the right consistency.
This has a minimum of 60% moly (manufacturer states "between 60% and 100% moly content") and will work great for our bike splines.

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I have ordered a bucket of Loctite Moly Paste 51048 from the US, couldnt find it in EU, shipping is 1-1½ month.

I cant wait that long, need to get this bike MOT´ed so I can transfer it in my name, already 2 months behind. I will use the Comma moly grease and swap when the loctite arrives. Im only gonna drive it a few km withfairly low speed

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Re: spline grease

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ficus wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 10:01 am
Hi all

I know this topic has been up before but I will ask again. :D

I got my rear wheel off and want to grease the spline on my gl 1100, the problem is that I cant find normaly recommended moly grease, but I got a bucket of this stuff

https://www.commaoil.com/passenger-vehi ... s/view/212

will it do ?
Unfortunately, David Silver Spares list that same stuff in the recommended lubricants for GL1000's. It doesn't say what they recommend it for though..!
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yeah I bought mine from David spares

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ficus wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:26 am
I have ordered a bucket of Loctite Moly Paste 51048 from the US, couldnt find it in EU, shipping is 1-1½ month.

I cant wait that long, need to get this bike MOT´ed so I can transfer it in my name, already 2 months behind. I will use the Comma moly grease and swap when the loctite arrives. Im only gonna drive it a few km withfairly low speed
In my opinion you will do no lasting harm to the drive doing this. Just clean it out real good when the loctite gets there and put the paste on the splines. It comes with a brush in the can and it takes little to coat the drive with paste.

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Just found this in the UK. Not cheap though.
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Isn't cheap anywhere. I've seen it at $17 but that's a steal! A little better than £19. About $24 exchange now?


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