Hexhead front wheel install

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Hexhead front wheel install

Post by CVA-42 » Tue May 24, 2016 9:26 pm

What is the proper type of grease to use on the axle of a hexhead GS? Should it be waterproof?

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Re: Hexhead front wheel install

Post by Major Softie » Wed May 25, 2016 3:43 am

Boy, you've moved into an area where there is VERY little knowledge in this group.
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Re: Hexhead front wheel install

Post by Major Softie » Wed May 25, 2016 3:44 am

Not that we won't speculate...

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Re: Hexhead front wheel install

Post by CVA-42 » Wed May 25, 2016 2:17 pm

The Owner's Manual - - which is actually pretty good - - makes no mention of grease at all. Haynes only talks about a "smear of grease". I suppose a smear of good quality waterproof grease wouldn't hurt. I never worried about it before. On airheads, I've always just used a little bearing grease.

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Re: Hexhead front wheel install

Post by The Veg » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:22 am

I generally use a light smear of Honda Moly 60, the same stuff that everybody says is great on the driveshaft splines. But I think using any grease is probably better than no grease.
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