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Old 03-16-2007, 10:53 PM   #1
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Possible BMW spline lube

Hi,

Any comments on these for driveshaft splines.
Stupid Honda dealer had never heard of Honda moly 60,but I spotted these as the hardware store:

http://www.superkleendirect.com/brow...-14-Wt-Oz.html

http://www.superkleendirect.com/brow...-14-Wt-Oz.html


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Old 03-17-2007, 12:39 AM   #2
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First I'd try to find a honda dealer with a clue and/or a well stocked store. Failing that, the Moly grease you linked to is probably fine. Like oil in your motor, whatever you put on the splines is better than nothing.
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Old 03-17-2007, 06:31 AM   #3
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Moly

Better than nothing, but it doesn't have enough moly in it. COnsidering the damage, and expense of repairing spline damage that using other than required (or greeater) moly content grease can cause I didn't rest till I found the Honda stuff. THen I cleaned out all the stuff the previous owner had used and replaced it. To my relief, it looked like he used the right stuff, but still... Splines have a real tough life and any way you can lube them properly is the thing to do.
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:32 AM   #4
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Old 03-17-2007, 09:37 AM   #5
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This has been hashed out numerous times over on the ST1100 boards. The moly grease does not have enough moly to handle the pressure of drive splines. I cannot believe your Honda dealer has never heard of Moly 60. I agree the Moly-Graph would be better than nothing. The two products listed in the ST1100 manual are Moly 60 and Moly-Kote.

I know Moly 60 can be had from
http://www.casporttouring.com/store/...00_Maintenance

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Old 05-21-2007, 07:08 PM   #6
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***********Important for spline grease**************
I am ready to do a spine lube on my 1100 GS . I spend some time reading different opinion regarding the job and find out that it's a big issue finding the right lube , and i believe that .
Well , 2 years ago i had the same problem finding the right lube (grease) for my excavator which had a spline connection between the motor shaft and hydraulic motor, that spline takes lots of abuse ..dirt / water / dust / pressure / rpm high and low temp just to name few. 2 years ago I had to replace the hydraulic shaft and the engine crankshaft a very expensive operation which can be save if regular maintenance is due and the right grease apply , my machine calls for one @ every 5000 hr but nobody mentions the type and brand of grease used in that place . It took me 1/2 day of phone calls and 20 tech personal ti find the right stuff .
Molly grease is mouth wash compering whit this stuff .
Its Manufactured by MOBIL and its called XTC , Grainger use to have this stuff , you gonna have hard time finding it .... believe me , I ask mechanics ....dealers and nobody heard of this stuff (hydraulic grease or high pressure) lots of guys tell me to use Molly or Bering grease that stuff its water compering whit the stuff it's needed in that place .
So .. if you love your bike use the right stuff please read here http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...grease_XTC.asp you going to use this grease in many other application , you gonna love it .
Don't be fooled by smart mechanics wearing a shirt whit BMW logo on it.
Sorry for my English ,, i never right that much in English ... I am a foreigner whit a Backhoe and a GS ...
Love you people.
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:18 PM   #7
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I got it Grainger
Grainger Item #2RV27
It's called Coupling Grease $13.78 14 oz tube
tel: 1-888-361-8649

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Old 05-25-2007, 12:32 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by JR356
Hi,

Any comments on these for driveshaft splines.
Stupid Honda dealer had never heard of Honda moly 60,but I spotted these as the hardware store:

http://www.superkleendirect.com/brow...-14-Wt-Oz.html

http://www.superkleendirect.com/brow...-14-Wt-Oz.html


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Your source, Superkleendirect, also carries the Lubriplate 3000. There was a tech analysis (IBMWR maybe?) a few years back that indicated this stuff was superior to the Honda product. At the time, minimum order quantity was 1 case. Looks like you can buy it 1 tube at a time now. I'm using it .
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