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Which grease? #4520411
09/19/17 03:50 PM
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maverickfhs Offline OP
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I am going to put chain/sprocket set and wheels back together for my current motorcycle.

In manual it says yo use Lithium Soap base grease. I have 3 types of grease laying around, Super Tech Moly-Lithium and General purpose and then a tub of axle/bearing grease from Autozone.

Can I use either or? Or which one would be better?

Thanks for the help.


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2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: Which grease? [Re: maverickfhs] #4520435
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I would use either the axle/bearing since it likely has good water resistance or the Moly-Lithium.

But if you want to spend $10 then a tub of Bel-Ray Waterproof # 99540 is decent stuff and doubles for headsets and swingarm.




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Re: Which grease? [Re: maverickfhs] #4520438
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Thanks, maybe I am overly thinking but between Moly-Lithium and Bearing grease, which would be better?


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Re: Which grease? [Re: maverickfhs] #4520482
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Not sure. I would probably choose wheel bearing grease but I have no hard evidence why.

Hopefully someone that actually knows these things will join in soon.

I like the Bel-Ray mentioned above but I service all my bearings regularly and so I think just about any grease would work in such intervals.

The good news is you only have 98 more times to think about it.


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Re: Which grease? [Re: ArcticDriver] #4520485
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Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver


The good news is you only have 98 more times to think about it.


LMAO


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Re: Which grease? [Re: maverickfhs] #4520626
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the good thing about bel ray is its tendency to not really bleed at all..and its very water resistant. it would be a good choice for your head bearings. seems like all bikes like to seep oil from there if the grease bleeds. on any motorcycle i always pop the grease seals off, flush the new grease out and pack a good grease about 2/3rds full. some new bearings have next to no grease present. in the past i also used belray for this in my dirtbikes for water resistance. bearings last waaaay longer.

Last edited by justintendo; 09/19/17 07:24 PM. Reason: sp

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Re: Which grease? [Re: maverickfhs] #4561663
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I use a moly grease in most of my equipment and on my motorcycle steering neck, swing arm bearings and chains.


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