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2 Answers2. Active Oldest Votes. 5. I would apply a light coating of white lithium grease. It is thin enough that it it won't be wiped off the shaft sliding through the bearings. It also is resistant to getting washed off by rain or routine washing. The light coating of . A mix of powdered graphite and WD also works well for a lot of motorcycles or simply ask for a recommendation at your local motorcycle shop for getting the best lubricant for your particular motorcycle's cables. You should never use chain lubricant on a cable. What motorcycles were used in Grease 2? The bike that Micheal buys–therefore, the motorcycle in Grease 2–is a Honda Scrambler. .
It only takes a minute to sign up. Connect and share how to convert u.s.dollar into indian rupees within a single location that is structured and easy to search. I have a taken the front wheel out of my motorcycle to replace the tyre. When I put the axle back in is it a good idea to grease it?
If so what type of grease should I use? I would apply a light coating of white lithium grease. It is thin enough that it it won't be wiped off the shaft sliding through the bearings. It also is resistant to greaase washed off by rain or routine washing. The light coating of grease should keep the shaft from seizing in the bearings. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Stack Overflow for Teams — Collaborate and share knowledge with a private group.
Create a free Team What is Teams? Learn more. Should I grease an axle when I replace it on my motorcycle Ask Question. Asked 8 years ago. Active 8 years ago. Viewed 29k times. Improve this kond. Confused Confused 1 1 gold badge 2 2 silver badges 4 4 bronze badges. Add a comment. Active Oldest Votes. Improve this answer. I agree, and as a rule of thumb. If you have something open enough to do routine maintenance like grease thingsdo it. Things like grease costs pennies and will give you many more miles.
Earlier this year, I removed the rear wheel on my Suzuki Boulevard M50 to replace the tire, and had to literally destroy the axle to hammer it out. Reading the forums, it turns out that Suzuki had an assembly guy dozing on the job or something and they forgot to grease the rear axle on pretty much every MY06 bike. It was rusted on there very tight. It's super tacky and stays well against water I would argue from my experience, just a bit better than white lithium and with better lubrication than plain white lithium.
It too is a Lithium Complex Grease. I just got exposed to Green Grease Waterproof grease which is extremely tacky and Marine specific It is a mixed complex greasetypically used on the bearings for boat trailers.
I would use these alternatives if you tend to ride in all weather conditions. Warning: Green Grease Does not clean out easy. By all means yes. It is a good wwhat to whwt the axle prior installation. Blossom Elinor Blossom Elinor 21 1 1 bronze badge. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.
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Mar 05, · Most other points won't have Zerk fittings so you'll have to take them apart to apply the grease. To prevent them from seizing in their bearings apply a thin film of grease to both axles. I like to use a high pressure waterproof grease or high-temp wheel bearing grease here; at the very least do it the next time you install new tires. Dec 16, · You need some grease on the axle to prevent corrosion, I like the waterproof green grease, but the High Temp Disk Brake grease with Moly works very good too. The old yellow grease is not useful for much these days. Also, if you buy replacement wheel bearings from Moose, they come packed with Moose waterproof green grease (just not a lot). Oct 27, · I always used a thin film Mobil 1 grease on mine, no pitting or problems in 12 yrs and K on one bike. Mobil 1 is very water resistant which makes it perfect for bike axles, snow blower augers and parts that operate in a wet/damp environment.
Log in or Join. Adventure Rider. Type of grease for axels? Got my wheel back from woody's. I hear I need to grease the axel. What type grease should I use? The existing axel has a thick, dark grease. I use Cheveron Ultra Duty grease. It all depends on personal choice IMO. Rharr , Dec 9, I use "Green Grease" it's super tacky and waterproof. You can find it at most autoparts stores. Dustodust , Dec 9, I use disk brake grease for the high temp and quality I also use a needle with zerk that fits in the grease gun tip to inject grease into the bearings under the seals, the bearings last "forever" that way as the 1 cause of death for MC wheel bearings is lack of grease.
I read online a bunch of places to use lithium grease, but that didn't seem thick enough or, at least the spray variety isn't. Lithium is old tech grease , soap , lots better stuff these days. We used texaco stuff in our shop the main shop used Quaker state grease. My boss always bitched about it , that nasty stuff was all over everything when he had to work on the trucks.
The shit we used would wash off with a water hose. Lights went off in my head , if the water hose washes it off it must be some crap , if it's still on there after miles of use on the highway that ought to be the good stuff.
Mine gets high temp moly grease injected into every bearing at every tire service and specially new bearings. The manufacture can't sell replacements if they don't wear out. ADV Sponsors. Hipster , Dec 10, I use Belray waterproof grease. Boatman , Dec 10, For the axles not the wheel bearings I use whatever is handy at the time, but try to use water proof grease.
Joined: Jun 5, Oddometer: 5, Location: state of pain and confusion. Downs , Dec 10, For the axle it's not very important. I use a light coating of waterproof grease but that's more for ease of installation and corrosion protection. The axle doesn't spin and your wheel bearings shouldn't be rotating on the axle either. I've got some maxima grease i like, or the motoex , or belray. Downs and zedtours like this.
D-man , Dec 10, Boatman , Dec 11, He's greasing the axle not the wheel bearing!! D-man , Dec 11, So if that is what is being referred to then any high temp waterproof bearing grease will do the trick.
Zuber , Dec 15, You need some grease on the axle to prevent corrosion, I like the waterproof green grease, but the High Temp Disk Brake grease with Moly works very good too. The old yellow grease is not useful for much these days. Also, if you buy replacement wheel bearings from Moose, they come packed with Moose waterproof green grease just not a lot. So, I pop off one of the seals and put a little more in. If you put in too much it's bad too and will overheat the bearings.
I never add grease once the bearings have some miles on them. My experience with dirt bikes is once you add grease, they don't last very long. I add grease every time I replace tires and I pack them with an injector needle. Only bearings I have replaced in my life time were bearings that came on new bikes that I didn't add grease to or replacement bearings that didn't get grease added to.
The factory doesn't always get it right but if they were perfect they couldn't sell you a new one every few years. Sta-lube blue marine grease. I've used it for years and it hold up well. Lots of creek crossings here and never a rusted or stuck axle or swing arm bolt. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Show Ignored Content. No, but I wanna be. My password: Forgot your password?