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Offline connieklr

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Re: Clunk in gears while shifting
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2019, 10:14:23 am »
What about Lithium base grease?

Know nothing about that stuff. Honda originally came out with the Moly 60 when they were having issues with early 'Wing splines wearing when "normal" grease was used. Issue went away and folks with other shaft bikes started using it to cure their ills too. Fortunately, I have a good supply of the Moly,60, but am going to try the Locktite stuff this go-round.
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Re: Clunk in gears while shifting
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2019, 02:04:15 pm »
Curious whats in the Loctite paste, sounds like their implying its a moly product but it clearly states metal free lube on the label which means there's no moly in it at all.

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Re: Clunk in gears while shifting
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2019, 03:26:52 pm »
They must have a substitute for that now. Was Moly 60 a paste with 60% moly? Some on the old intruderalert forum recommended ts70 moly paste.

I never found honda moly so I ended up using the regular high temp/pressure moly auto grease. I never had any issues. But I would like a proper substitute next time I change my tire.

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Re: Clunk in gears while shifting
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2019, 07:25:31 pm »
What about Lithium base grease?
Not good.  Grease will wash off -too thin   ( it is grease  and not paste)  Manufacturer  calls for  high percentage of molybdenum for its tenacious grasp on metal parts in harsh conditions.

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Re: Clunk in gears while shifting
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2019, 10:02:08 pm »
while I usually stay outta "lube" discourses, pretty much all I will say is use "some sort of grease", and as we change tires frequently, its silly to quibble... just clean off the old, and replace it with fresh... I've been using plain old "red" wheel bearing grease, for 15 years on my wheel splines, clean, reapply when I do the next tire swap.. about 5-6k miles... no issues...

Lithium is a fine grease, and very resistant to "wash off", so is "moly paste"(even tho its freaking messy...), as long as you apply "something", you really should not have an issue...

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Re: Clunk in gears while shifting
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2019, 11:12:58 pm »
Thanks for that Rich! :great:
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Re: Clunk in gears while shifting
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2019, 02:10:16 am »
Sorry for the delay, however, I have finally got to the bottom of the clunk. I got over my knee replacement and back to work with no time to do the work myself. I purchase a 20K used drive shaft and took it to my local MC mechanic. He was not sure after riding but thought since I had the shaft he would pull it to inspect and rule in or out. He was suprised, after removing the shaft, how bad the condition of the drive u-joint was. (Sorry I forgot to take a photo), Long story short after a $20 shaft and about $230 in exploritory surgery...PROBLEM SOLVE. Thanks for all the imput and suggestions...

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Re: Clunk in gears while shifting
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2020, 01:42:44 pm »
The shaft would have been my guess.  One suggestion...If I read it right you drained the about new oil and reused it? Around my shop that is a No Way Jose and will get you fired. Always change oil and filter at the same time. Same applies to transmissions. I warned a friend about changing the filter in a 700R4 when servicing the trans. He said the guys at minute oil change said he didn't need to do that and they had a machine that sucked the old oil out. Well this idiocy went on until my friend calls me and says his transmission won't shift out of first. I drained the fluid pulled the filter and the filter looked like it hasn't been changed in 100,000 miles because it hadn't been changed in 100,000 miles and the debris in the pan looked just as bad. I sent my friend to a performance transmission shop and $2000.00 later he's still stuck on stupid and having the guys at minute oil change take him to the cleaners. One thing is clear he won't be coming to me when his transmission fails again.

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Re: Clunk in gears while shifting
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2020, 02:24:36 pm »
What about Lithium base grease?
No. Not enough Molybdenum Disulfide. The service manual states a minimum of 60% and you do not want grease. You want paste.
Grease slings off and does not resist the elements well.
Paste does not sling off as easily.
Molybdenum Disulfide at 60% and higher does resist exposure to the elements. 
Regular Moly grease has very little  Molybdenum Disulfide in it.. maybe 10% at the most.

There are many who have had zero issues using regular grease. That does not make it the right thing to do.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2020, 02:27:52 pm by Daytona_Mike »
Normally aspirated engines have perpetual turbo lag
2000 Red C10 1052 kit 100+HP  + way more torque.
2008  C14 Silver Dammit Full AreaP- Flies are put back in SISF_Flash
2011  KLR650   688 piston ported and polished
2011  KTM 530    This thing is FUN!!