Doug's Winter Maintenance Begins

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Motorcycle: 2002 Honda Magna VF750
1994 Honda Goldwing 1500SE

Re: Doug's Winter Maintenance Begins

Post by DougEFresh1123 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:13 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:50 am
Hi Doug,

I agree. It looks to me like someone used standard, non-Moly grease on your shaft splines.

Your "spider" however looks like it had Moly on it. That's what I would expect to see when it is pulled off. The carrier grease in the moly paste does tend to work its way out and get flung out concentrically like you see there, but the molybdenum stays as a very thin layer between the actual spline teeth. That's why you can't use regular grease - the grease gets flung out leaving nothing left to lubricate the splines. The moly is specifically used for situations like this, where grease would otherwise get squeezed out.
Thanks for the info. :D

'02 Magna VF750
'96 GL1500SE
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