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PostSubject: Grease   2/9/2010, 7:52 am

What kind do you use and where to get? I am very confident that this cannot become a great "grease debate", like that of oil.

Someone told me they use a Marine type grease for the water resistance. Very light greenish color i think.

Here is what I would like.
Resistant to water
Able to use everywhere. (is this too much to ask?)
I don't want to be mixing greases like others have.

Anytime I pull the axles I clean them and lightly coat them with grease. I need to pull the rear apart and grease everything there, all the connecting rods and bearings, etc... (yeah, i know, all this was supposed to have been done last week. i have some doubts.)
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PostSubject: Re: Grease   2/9/2010, 8:43 am

Inspector, you can go to any boat store and get a marine grade waterproof grease off the shelf there, or just about any auto parts store. I was just in Auto Zone this week to pick up some grease to do work on a buddies bike and they had a marine grade grease sitting there. I actually picked up Mobile1 synthetic grease as I have always like their products and never had any issues with them. The biggest issue, imo, is not using cheap grease. All grease is inherently "waterproof", but the cheaper stuff can break down faster, allowing water to infiltrate much sooner. Knowing how much you like to play submarine Charlie, I would look for a high grade marine grease at a boat store, like West Marine (they are still in business over there, right?). It will cost you, but a little tub will last quite a long time. Hope this helps. Have a great day!
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PostSubject: Re: Grease   2/9/2010, 9:21 am

Submarine Charlie............ poser

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PostSubject: Re: Grease   2/9/2010, 9:29 am

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Submarine Charlie............

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+1 This is good stuff! I use a real heavy layer for rim grease on my filter. A pain to clean but no dirt makes it through!

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PostSubject: Re: Grease   2/9/2010, 11:14 am

Mobile1 synthetic grease...Yeah I used the cheaper grade without realizing that they had better.

Bel-Ray...Cool, I'll give this a go (if I can find it) Would you recommend it for everything, wheel bearings and the like?


*I haven't been to West Marine in ages....always helpful there, just ungodly expensive. lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Grease   2/9/2010, 1:05 pm

Hodakaguy wrote:
Backwoods Boogie wrote:
Submarine Charlie............

Bel-Ray





+1 This is good stuff! I use a real heavy layer for rim grease on my filter. A pain to clean but no dirt makes it through!

Hodakaguy

Ditto x3 - Keep in mind - "waterproof" grease doesn't mean you have a free license to submerge and never do maintenance. It only means the grease is insoluble in water, meaning it won't break down or absorb when exposed to water.

You're right - grease is one of those debates that can go on forever. Consider letting common sense prevail. If you submerge you should consider repacking before a storage period or long trip, etc.

Crud, I gotta get back into town! Later

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PostSubject: Re: Grease   2/9/2010, 6:58 pm

The bel-ray works great. I have used it for over 20 years and have never had a faliure. Also use it to seal up the leading edge of the aircleaner like we were talking about.
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PostSubject: Re: Grease   4/22/2010, 10:06 pm

I use a disc brake wheel bearing grease for almost everything. it pretty much stays where you put it and doesn't melt as easy as most greases
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PostSubject: Re: Grease   4/24/2010, 11:49 am

I used this for all my swingarm/linkage bearings. Synthetic and waterproof!

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PostSubject: Re: Grease   4/24/2010, 9:14 pm

i use power punch grease myself, have had excelent results. if you get it on your fingers you have to wait for a new layer of skin to grow to get it off your hands. i think any grease would work fine as long as it is done on a proper maintaince schedule.
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PostSubject: Re: Grease   7/26/2010, 7:30 pm

Word of Caution for Inspector and all.

Some Marine Grease will contain Graphite and misc additives that will attack aluminum over time. (ref the galvantic chart for metals)

The safe bet is synthetic grease. I have had good luck with Red Line CV-2.

I know this from my Aviation work. I have had to replace the wheels on Amphibious aircraft because the owner used marine trailer grease. One airplane for just the replacement parts was $6,000. The aviation approved synthetic grease is Aeroshell 22 for anyone who needs to do there aircraft wheels.


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PostSubject: Re: Grease   7/26/2010, 8:33 pm

Dang it. There is always something isn't there. I'll have to go look at my tub-o-grease now. The problem is that this smallish tub that I have will last 52.45years.

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PostSubject: Re: Grease   7/26/2010, 8:41 pm



I went organic. It just attracts fly's.

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PostSubject: Re: Grease   3/19/2013, 8:03 pm

Manual says to use lithium based grease for the steering headbearings. Can i just use the same marine bearing grease?

*If lithium is basically just a thickening agent used for stablelization, I don't see much point in it.
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PostSubject: Re: Grease   3/19/2013, 9:05 pm

Aaaaaaaaaa....... I don't have a answers for you,but reviving this old thread showed some of the OG's that use to ride...... Cool

I think marine grade would be fine as long as its not being used for wheel bearings or things that might get hot. I have used it for greasing axles and things.
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PostSubject: Re: Grease   3/20/2013, 12:09 pm

I use synthetic red wheel bearing grease. what are you greasing>?
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PostSubject: Re: Grease   3/20/2013, 1:53 pm

steering

*I'm an idiot. Just looked at the container. It is lithium based.
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PostSubject: Re: Grease   4/3/2013, 12:18 pm

I'm a Bel-Ray guy, and always have been. Just can't go wrong!
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PostSubject: Re: Grease   6/30/2014, 10:00 am

n16ht5 wrote:
I use synthetic red wheel bearing grease. what are you greasing>?
Hi Chris, your a bike or two behind on your av pic.

Grease I use Bel-Ray, good stuff.
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