Moly grease, is it necessary????

10 replies to this topic
  • Ronin

Posted January 27, 2002 - 04:20 PM


I could not locate any moly grease today when I was working on my swingarm. So I packed it with red, high temp lithium. Is that okay??? I didnt know what else to do and I wanted to put the bike together ASAP. I am going to service the swingarm within 2 months anyways so I was hoping that the regular grease would work for the time being.

Thanks for your input,


Posted January 28, 2002 - 04:29 AM


Yeah, that's fine. The key is Resistance to Water. Many of us use the molly because of it's tendency to stay put even in High Temps. I lube my swing arm bearings and lower link every six months, although expereince with the Red Molly tells me I could go once a year with no problem. I ride hard every weekend.....

Bonzai :)

  • Ronin

Posted January 28, 2002 - 04:44 AM


thanks for the info, I kind of figured that grease is grease is grease. As long as you replace the grease within the service life of the grease a guy should be okay.


  • *mike68*

Posted January 28, 2002 - 12:20 PM


Use the Moly. The main reason for it's use it that it is a "high inpact" grease. A waterproof grease probably not giving the protection your linkage needs. Just something I have learned from other TT'ers here. Got mine right at VIP. If you can't find any for some strange reason, let me know and I will send pick some up for you and ship it.



Posted January 28, 2002 - 01:40 PM


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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted January 29, 2002 - 03:37 AM


I found a white grease and a moly grease at Napa auto parts. :)

  • SoCalWR426

Posted January 29, 2002 - 06:05 AM


Sorry bud, but grease ain't grease. Without going into a bunch of detail. The moly itself acts as micro ball-bearings, great in high stress aplications as in a steel shaft turning in bushings (e.g swing arm), regular grease is more for ball-bearing aplications..If you can get to a boat/marine shop they should have h2o proof moly. h2o proof synth. moly would be the hot ticket..
Just my .02


  • JBM

Posted January 29, 2002 - 07:13 AM


I found Extreme Pressure Moly Graph at Autozone for about $3.00 and it has worked very well. It is highly water resistant.

  • *mike68*

Posted January 31, 2002 - 02:44 PM


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  • SealClubber

Posted February 02, 2002 - 04:14 PM


Pro Honda makes a moly paste for about $9 for 3oz. It is 60% molybdenum disulfide (don't know what the other 40% is. It is part # H/C 2963866


  • SealClubber

Posted February 02, 2002 - 04:18 PM


Correction, it is part # 08734-0001. Your local honda dealer should stock it.

Dan :)


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