Moly 77 for spline lube


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brecchi
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Moly 77 for spline lube

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Hi Guys,

I'm dealing with some of that "chatter" on takeoff and I plan to lube the splines. I'm seeing the Honda 77 moly paste for sale, and I'm wondering if the 2.65 oz is enough?

I'm partial to the factory stuff, but have you all found that the Loc Tite and other versions are perfectly acceptable?

Thanks!



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Re: Moly 77 for spline lube

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after grumbling about the price on the moly 77 i bit the bullett and bought a tube from a local honda dealer. their price was actually as good as anyone online was offering; sometimes the dealership is your friend. anyhow, i have done 2 gl1100s with that 1 little tube and easily have enough for a 3rd bike. it's thick stuff and a little goes a long way.

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Re: Moly 77 for spline lube

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Thanks for the advice. I've been reading crazy amounts of forum discussions on this stuff, apparently a lot of folks don't trust it. I'm guessing if its Honda, its fine. Although the Loc Tite does have that handy brush.

-Ben

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Re: Moly 77 for spline lube

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the parts lady at honda asked me what kind of bike i was working on. i told her it was a gl1100. she said she gets a lot of bmw guys buying it. i guess they are getting hosed at the bmw dealership.

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Re: Moly 77 for spline lube

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do NOT gob it on thick, just use a small bristle brush and "slide it on thin"

you just want a "coating of the stuff", not a gob of grease.
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Re: Moly 77 for spline lube

Post by newday777 »

Yes the Loctite is rated at 85 and I've been using it for the last 12 years.
Back in 2009 honda was recommending their Moly 60 Paste which they have discontinued and has been superseded by the M77(more expensive too).
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