Moly paste or grease.... UK RIDERS


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Moly paste or grease.... UK RIDERS

Post by Psycheonabike » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:48 pm



I've ordered some of this from David Silver Spares. Will this be ok for the splines?

https://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/GL1 ... rt_309414/





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Post by jaimenv » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:38 am

The minimum spec in honda moly paste I think it was 45% and supposedly they increase it to 60-77%.
The product you got there does not mention % of moly to lithium.
Short term use/service it will be ok, yet for extended use/service intervals you will want the higher moly % content.

It is going to be better than plain old all purpose grease for sure but like they say Your Mileage May Vary.
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Post by Psycheonabike » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:42 am

Thanks everyone.

Honda had some but refused to sell it to me as it's toxic. They must think I am going to eat it or something!!!

I've managed to get some off Flea Bay.

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Post by Big Blue UK » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:28 am

That Comma Moly Grease NLGI 2 is fine, used it for decades, popular, and has good reviews.

I wanted to try some Honda oil several years ago. Went to 3 dealers, all they seemed to sell was Motul, "We don't stock or sell Honda oil, too expensive, and no one buys it" :lol:
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Post by WingAdmin » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:49 am

Psycheonabike wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:48 pm
I've ordered some of this from David Silver Spares. Will this be ok for the splines?

https://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/GL1 ... rt_309414/

Screenshot_20190307-223846.png
After a bit of hunting, I was able to find the manufacturer of this grease, it took a bit of doing to find their product code: CV500G

I found the MSDS document for it, but unlike the MSDS documents here in the US which must itemize all of the contents and their percentages, the MSDS documents in the UK only tell you how to deal with fighting fires containing it, or what to do if you eat it, etc. without telling you what it is you're dealing with. Because it's not sold in the US, there is no US MSDS document.

Everywhere I found selling this item, absolutely nowhere was the percentage of moly listed. To my experience, anytime (i.e. everytime) a product is listed with "contains moly" or "with moly" but doesn't list the percentage, it translates to "less than 2% moly."

You might want to email the manufacturer and ask them directly: technical@uk.moovelub.com

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Post by Rednaxs60 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:32 am

Check out Loctite LB 8012 - minimum 60% moly:


MSDS site: http://www1.mscdirect.com/MSDS/MSDS0001 ... 180906.PDF
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Post by WingAdmin » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:27 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:49 am
Psycheonabike wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:48 pm
I've ordered some of this from David Silver Spares. Will this be ok for the splines?

https://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/GL1 ... rt_309414/

Screenshot_20190307-223846.png
After a bit of hunting, I was able to find the manufacturer of this grease, it took a bit of doing to find their product code: CV500G

I found the MSDS document for it, but unlike the MSDS documents here in the US which must itemize all of the contents and their percentages, the MSDS documents in the UK only tell you how to deal with fighting fires containing it, or what to do if you eat it, etc. without telling you what it is you're dealing with. Because it's not sold in the US, there is no US MSDS document.

Everywhere I found selling this item, absolutely nowhere was the percentage of moly listed. To my experience, anytime (i.e. everytime) a product is listed with "contains moly" or "with moly" but doesn't list the percentage, it translates to "less than 2% moly."

You might want to email the manufacturer and ask them directly: technical@uk.moovelub.com
I got a reply from the manufacturer, and it's just what I thought:
Hi

Thank you for your enquiry

We can confirm that our CV grease contains about 2% molybdenum disulphide

Best regards

Michael

Technical Services
So with only 2% moly rather than the minimum 60% Honda says is required, this lubricant is little better than axle grease, and will provide little to no lubricant for your splines after it is quickly squeezed out from between them.



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