Final Drive Assembly Paste


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Does the Honda M-77 Assembly Paste replace the Honda Moly M-60 paste and is it the proper product to use for the final drive and driven flange during reassembly?


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GBKid wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2024 4:17 pm Does the Honda M-77 Assembly Paste replace the Honda Moly M-60 paste and is it the proper product to use for the final drive and driven flange during reassembly?
Yes, M-77 is the stuff to use
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Thanks for the reply Mike B!
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Don't use M-77 -- it only has about 20% molybdenum. Honda Moly 60 had 60%.

Loctite has an equivalent, their part number 51048, which is 65% moly.
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M-77 has between 50% and 70% as listed on the SDS.


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Rambozo wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2024 11:59 pm M-77 has between 50% and 70% as listed on the SDS.

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Yes, it is what Honda recommends. Thanks for the clarification Rambozo.
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I’ll go with the M-77, thank you. Mike B, didn’t you used to be a professional Honda motorcycle mechanic? I remember reading that about you in a thread sometime in the past few years ago. Your advice is always spot on. Thanks for contributing to this site.
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Rambozo wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2024 11:59 pm M-77 has between 50% and 70% as listed on the SDS.

m77.jpg
Cool! I had read several places that they were running 20%, and it really didn't make a lot of sense that they would discontinue a high-moly paste, but I didn't want anyone to be taking chances.
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Rambozo wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2024 11:59 pm M-77 has between 50% and 70% as listed on the SDS.

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Just the feel of M-77 you can tell it is high moly.
Feels different than any other grease I have used, even ones with some moly.

The Loctite 51048 is good stuff too, just cost more (because it is a larger container than what the M-77 comes in). You don't really need a lot though. I have done the rear end on my 1500, a CB900, and a BMW plus used a little here and there on other things and have more than 2/3 of a tube left.


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