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    R60/6 rear wheel

    I have replaced the rear tire on my 1976 r60/6. Am I correct only cleaning but not greasing the left inner wheel splines/gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebombs View Post
    I have replaced the rear tire on my 1976 r60/6. Am I correct only cleaning but not greasing the left inner wheel splines/gears.
    I personally would re-lubricate the clean splines with a moly grease with at least 25% moly content by volume.
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    1976 r60/6 rear wheel

    Thank you.That is just what I needed to know.

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    R60/6 rear wheel

    Hi again. I have gone to two cities and 6 auto stores re: moly grease. Nobody has ever even heard of 25% moly grease. 5% is the norm even at garages. Can I use moly grease gun lube?

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    Check out section 6A on this page:

    https://bmwmotorcycletech.info/chemicalsetc.htm

    Check motorcycle shops. Honda and Yamaha have their own greases. Honda used to offer Honda Moly 60 but that went away a number of years ago. I believe, as Snowbum says, that was replaced by Honda Moly 77. Not quite as good but suitable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebombs View Post
    Hi again. I have gone to two cities and 6 auto stores re: moly grease. Nobody has ever even heard of 25% moly grease. 5% is the norm even at garages. Can I use moly grease gun lube?
    That is the issue. That 5% stuff is moly in name only. It is primarily a gimmick. It is not sufficient moly. Guard Dog (now out of business) had GD525 grease. Several other companies offer high moly stuff. Not O'Reilly or Auto Zone though.
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    Ted Porter is offering this: TS-60 Spine Lube

    I'm sure it would do the trick and he'll ship it right to your door. You might find some other good stuff while you're on his site- fair warning!
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    Don't use

    Don't use regular grease! It will not stay in place to do the job. What you would end up with is a nicely greased drum brake lining but little or no grease on the splines.

    No, this is not something I have experienced myself, I have seen it done by others. LOL. St.

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