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    lube mix

    planning on lubing the spline on my 1999 R1100,been reading a while back that people use a mix of honda moly paste with another grease. Cant find where I read it, what is the other part of the mix?
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    The two greases I have mixed are Honda Moly 60 and Wurth Sig 3000 grease.

    Wurth Sig 3000 is a very thick, very sticky, green grease. It can be a bit hard to find. It is available here:
    http://www.mgcycle.com/product_info....oducts_id=1914

    and here:

    http://www.wurthusa.com/web/en/websi...lubricants.php

    I have most recently simply ordered and used GD-525 Moly Grease from:

    www.guarddogmolylubricants.com
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    Paul....Want an opinion for the next time I lube a spline...probably this winter on a K75 or K11.

    Grainger has some spray moly...like a paint, that is a dry film lubricant. I used it on my R1150, but then I chickened out and used some Honda moly as well. Do you think this spray moly might stand a chance of working fairly well for the K bikes?

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/JET...KK2?Pid=search

    I don't mind experimenting a bit, since I could always dive into it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHGilbert View Post
    Paul....Want an opinion for the next time I lube a spline...probably this winter on a K75 or K11.

    Grainger has some spray moly...like a paint, that is a dry film lubricant. I used it on my R1150, but then I chickened out and used some Honda moly as well. Do you think this spray moly might stand a chance of working fairly well for the K bikes?

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/JET...KK2?Pid=search

    I don't mind experimenting a bit, since I could always dive into it again.
    I don't think it does what we want by itself. A good spline lube lubricates, cushions, and prevents corrosion. A thin film of moly can be sprayed on as a dry film, or a moly powder can be brushed on, or even a high content moly paste can be brushed on, but all three methods would still lack cushioning and anti-corrosion additives.
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    I wasn't thinking about the cushioning aspect of the grease, only its lubricating and dust catching properties. I suppose that if dry film lubricants were the solution, the factory would have implemented them long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHGilbert View Post
    I wasn't thinking about the cushioning aspect of the grease, only its lubricating and dust catching properties. I suppose that if dry film lubricants were the solution, the factory would have implemented them long ago.
    Since moly molecules bond with steel a brushed on or sprayed on film is a good idea. With a moly grease we rely on the moly being enough in the grease to actually coat and bond the metal. I hava at times brushed on a 70% moly paste in a thin coating and then applied the heavy moly grease too.
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    Interesting to know that the Moly molecules actually bond with the steel instead of just riding on it.
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