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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 2009, 5:28 pm Thread Starter
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Spline Gear Lube/Grease ???

Can someone direct me to a 'specific' lube I should use for the spline?

I've been told high grade moly but a lttile more spceific???? Like Red Line so-and-so or Honda........

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 2009, 7:07 pm
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Honda 60 Moly.

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The Honda stuff is good, but the Loctite Moly Paste has more moly in it. You'll freak out on how much you pay for a small jar of it. The good side is you'll never have to buy another.

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Thanks guys....

I added some white grease when I had it apart for draining the rear gear oil.

I'll get some Honda grease and redo it.
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Spline lubricants have been discussed ad nauseam over on the Airhead site for years. Major Airhead wrenches like Robert Fleisher (Snobum), Oak Oaklelsheen (sic) and others have done some fairly significant analysis over some time. After following most of the threads, the overall conclusion I've reached is that the "magic, red" BMW lubricant is the most tenacious and effective of the bunch, followed by the Honda product.

I was fortunate enough to source a small amount of some of the "magic" lube a few years ago and on Airhead splines it IS amazing. (And we all know how important this is on an Airhead.)

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So I'm picking up some Honda 60 today.

The splines I'm putting it on is when I drop the rear dif(gears) 90 degrees to drain the rear gear oil the spline shaft is removed from the u-joint.

I hope we were all talking about the same splines?
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I've been surprised about:

1. how dry the splines are from the factory
2. how dry they get between rear drive fluid changes, so far, at 600 miles and 10k, even after lubing the hell out of them with Honda Moly 60.

In retrospect, I think the missing drain plug on my '06 final drive is genius/foresight into making certain the splines get lubed by HAVING to drop the drive to drain it.
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Well I lubed with the Honda 60 last night.

Its quite easy/quick now that I know how to do it.

Still curious/worried that the original grease in there was a sticky white grease and now I added a slimy black grease.
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Spline lubricants have been discussed ad nauseam over on the Airhead site for years. Major Airhead wrenches like Robert Fleisher (Snobum), Oak Oaklelsheen (sic) and others have done some fairly significant analysis over some time. After following most of the threads, the overall conclusion I've reached is that the "magic, red" BMW lubricant is the most tenacious and effective of the bunch, followed by the Honda product.

I was fortunate enough to source a small amount of some of the "magic" lube a few years ago and on Airhead splines it IS amazing. (And we all know how important this is on an Airhead.)

Good luck!
Just looked at my tube of BMW "magic red". It is called BMW LUBRICANT #10, part number on the tube is 95 00 9 000 190.

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