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Old 05-30-2012, 09:14 AM   #46
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FWIW, I heard back from Blackstone today that they can do UOA on the FD fluid, so I'll send them a sample in a couple of weeks.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:59 AM   #47
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I'll be interested to see the UOA report. Thank you.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:23 PM   #48
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The DOW material is hard to find in small quantities, another reason I buy from these folks...they package in quantities for us bikers.

http://guarddogmolylubricants.com/prod-moto.shtml

A quart of Guard Dog cost $50 and only does 7 quarts of gear oil. A quart of Dow GearGaurd M is $40 and does 5 gallons of gear oil at 5%.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:53 PM   #49
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A quart of Guard Dog cost $50 and only does 7 quarts of gear oil. A quart of Dow GearGaurd M is $40 and does 5 gallons of gear oil at 5%.
I use about 4-8% moly additive by volume to GL-5. It doesn't take much.

And I purchase the 8 oz. bottle for $15.75 which lasts me years.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:38 PM   #50
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Additives to the GL5 are not necessary. The use of a premium grade synthetic might lower friction and increase fuel economy. A properly assembled gear b0x or FD does not require additive to prolong the component life.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:53 AM   #51
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I got my moly from here but I have recently changed over to tungsten disulfide. I use it in the tranny, final drive and engine oil.

http://www.lowerfriction.com/product...p?categoryID=1
what conc do you use the tungsten ??
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:42 AM   #52
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what conc do you use the tungsten ??
I read it's 1 tsp per litre.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:06 AM   #53
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what conc do you use the tungsten ??
For the final drive you want a 5% mix. This comes out to approximately 2.8 teaspoons per the 0.27 liters of oil.

For the trans you want a 3% mix and this comes out to about 5.5 teaspoons per the 0.8 liters of oil.

for the engine you want to add 2 tablespoons to the 3.75 liters of oil.

These are level tsp and tbsp not heaping.

These numbers are derived by weight and then converted to spoon measurements since everyone does not have scale to use.
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