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    Spline Lube-Lube question

    Hi,

    Last spring I purchased a "new to me" 1994 K75 with only 116k miles on it. I replaced the oil, trans oil, final drive oil, shock oil, and had an enjoyable summer. This is my first motorcycle. My wife made me member of the MOA for Christmas.

    I have been enjoying all the posts about the dreaded spline lubing procedure. I'm figuring I'm needing to tackle this sometime this spring. Last fall I was able to find a tube of the HondaMoly from the local Honda car dealership. I am seeing that it is preferred to mix that with "Wurth 3000."

    Google has not been kind to me, or perhaps I don't know what I'm looking for, but where can you purchase this magical sauce?

    Also, if you are in the West Michigan area, and tackling a spline lube this spring, I'd be happy to hold the flashlight/pass the wrench/bring some homebrew/wipe down tools while you tackle the job. Especially if you know what you are doing.

    Regards,
    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsara View Post
    Hi,

    Last spring I purchased a "new to me" 1994 K75 with only 116k miles on it. I replaced the oil, trans oil, final drive oil, shock oil, and had an enjoyable summer. This is my first motorcycle. My wife made me member of the MOA for Christmas.

    I have been enjoying all the posts about the dreaded spline lubing procedure. I'm figuring I'm needing to tackle this sometime this spring. Last fall I was able to find a tube of the HondaMoly from the local Honda car dealership. I am seeing that it is preferred to mix that with "Wurth 3000."

    Google has not been kind to me, or perhaps I don't know what I'm looking for, but where can you purchase this magical sauce?

    Also, if you are in the West Michigan area, and tackling a spline lube this spring, I'd be happy to hold the flashlight/pass the wrench/bring some homebrew/wipe down tools while you tackle the job. Especially if you know what you are doing.

    Regards,
    Rob

    1994 K75
    Since Ted found one, I'll buy your K75 bulb kit
    based upon the observations by Paul Glaves, I will pick up some GD525 from Guard Dog while we are in the U.S. in May. - Bob
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    Paul told me it was okay to mix the Honda Moly with Sta Lube - here's his exact words:

    "Any Extreme Pressure lithium compley grease will work. My favorite is
    Wurth SIG 3000 grease. It is a sticky, gooey green grease and the
    stickier the better. I would look for three things: Lithium base, good
    anti-corrosion, and extreme prerssure."

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    Is there something wrong with the OEM BMW stuff? I see everyone looking for alternatives. Why not just use what BMW uses?
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    uh-oh...... here we go again! I don't have the time to look right now but there is another link to this precise discussion. Well informed and clear. Paul gives a couple of equally reliable options and explains why. - Bob
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    See "Another Clutch Spline Story" here in the K bikes section. It was posted
    on Feb. 5th. Paul gives a great explanation of his history of using different
    greases over the years.

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    I understand what to use. I just can't source it.

    Where are folks buying the Wurth 3000?? Is it something my local Autozone or Napa will have? If anyone knows where I can get it I'd be grateful.

    Thanks,

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsara View Post
    I understand what to use. I just can't source it.

    Where are folks buying the Wurth 3000?? Is it something my local Autozone or Napa will have? If anyone knows where I can get it I'd be grateful.

    Thanks,

    Rob
    Go here:

    http://www.mgcycle.com/product_info....oducts_id=1914
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsara View Post
    I understand what to use. I just can't source it.

    Where are folks buying the Wurth 3000?? Is it something my local Autozone or Napa will have? If anyone knows where I can get it I'd be grateful.

    Thanks,

    Rob
    not as handy as WallyWorld but try....

    http://www.wurthusa.com/project/medi...oups_Aug09.pdf

    .... go to the source and work yer way back. Maybe this will work - Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by tourunigo View Post
    not as handy as WallyWorld but try....

    http://www.wurthusa.com/project/medi...oups_Aug09.pdf

    .... go to the source and work yer way back. Maybe this will work - Bob
    Thanks, my computer doesn't like this pdf, says there is a problem with it. Thanks though! I'll try it at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post

    Thank you. I will place my order. 14oz? That ought to last a while!!


    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsara View Post
    Thank you. I will place my order. 14oz? That ought to last a while!!


    Rob
    About 10 years or so I'd guess,
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    Got it.

    Thanks again, Paul. I ordered on Thursday and it was on my doorstep on Friday.

    It is a big tube. I'm going to need a lot of 3oz Honda Moly tubes to use it all. (well, only 5, but when you look at them side by side it's kind of funny.) Now to make my 50/50 witches brew!

    If anyone is in West Michigan and you need some, let me know. Unless you also need a ten year supply in your garage.

    Next: bravely tackle the job!!

    Regards,

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsara View Post
    Thanks again, Paul. I ordered on Thursday and it was on my doorstep on Friday.

    It is a big tube. I'm going to need a lot of 3oz Honda Moly tubes to use it all. (well, only 5, but when you look at them side by side it's kind of funny.) Now to make my 50/50 witches brew!

    If anyone is in West Michigan and you need some, let me know. Unless you also need a ten year supply in your garage.

    Next: bravely tackle the job!!

    Regards,

    Rob
    Good luck. I just talked to Bob's BMW today and they said it's a 4hr job ($99/hr).

    They brought up a good point about seals. What seals should be replaced when doing a spline lube? I have 25k miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddlamp View Post
    Good luck. I just talked to Bob's BMW today and they said it's a 4hr job ($99/hr).

    They brought up a good point about seals. What seals should be replaced when doing a spline lube? I have 25k miles.
    My answer is "any that are leaking".

    The O ring that seals the center of the clutch carrier (flywheel) often is dry with age. Other than that, I would not disturb a non-leaking rear main seal or non leaking transmission input shaft seal.
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