greasy pig

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted January 05, 2001 - 07:57 AM


I will be taking the WR apart to grease all the fittings before it first ride. At this point I am planning on using LPS Thermaplex Aqua grease. I have used this in many wet industrial aplications and it works great. I haven't used it on any needle bearings or small aplications like such. Does it matter what grease to use?

  • Scott_F

Posted January 05, 2001 - 08:02 AM


Waterproof grease would suffice, but you might consider buying a small tub of moly grease for a few bucks.

  • Brian_in_Long_Beach

Posted January 05, 2001 - 08:42 AM


I used the Honda moly paste (per Clark's recommendation) for the linkage and other spots that call for moly as shown in the manual.


  • Scott_F

Posted January 05, 2001 - 08:50 AM


I found that just using moly paste can dry out too easily, and moly grease is the best. YMMV.

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted January 05, 2001 - 09:53 AM


this may be a dumb question, but what does moly stand for? Who makes it

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  • Guest_Spudman_*

Posted January 05, 2001 - 01:45 PM


Hmmmm, let me see it I can spell it right. Molybdenum???

  • Michael

Posted January 05, 2001 - 03:07 PM


More than just molybdenum - which is a metallic elememnt which is alloyed with iron to make cutting tools and other stuff (like motorcyle frames) - it stands for Molybdenum Sulfide (or molybdenite). This is a graphite like compound that increases load capacity of grease.

  • Scott_F

Posted January 05, 2001 - 08:58 PM


Correctomundo. I always thought it was molybdenum disulfide.

  • Michael

Posted January 05, 2001 - 09:28 PM


I stand brain can't handle the strain anymore. I wrote disulfide and then switched to sulfide several times. For the life of me I couldn't remember. But a quick check of old books (long time on the shelf) and there is the answer - Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2).

Goes to prove that there are no dumb questions - just dumb answers!

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted January 06, 2001 - 04:17 PM


Mobil 28 synthetic aviation grease!

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted January 08, 2001 - 03:12 AM


Thanks for the input.
I will give molybendumover a try.
Is it waterproof?

Seriously, thanks guy's.


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