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Honda Moly 60 paste alternatives

Discussion in 'Australia' started by adv_rider, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. adv_rider

    adv_rider Out riding not posting...

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    I have scoured the web and shops for a good spline lube for the 1100gs but to no avail in Aus. Can anyone elighten me on an alternative or what they are using.
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  2. Aussie Steve

    Aussie Steve Long timer

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    Yep, I used Honda Moly 60 paste. Available from honda dealers for a small fortune.
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  3. Beemerboff

    Beemerboff Long timer

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    Probably the cheapest way to get a really good lube is to buy a after market replacement boot for the outer CV joint on a front wheel drive car from a drive shaft specialist.

    The last one I bought cost $11- and included a decent size tube of the special high performance lube.

    They might even have the lube separately - a small tube will last a lifetime if you only do splines with it. This stuff is the highest spec auto lube you can buy.

    Mercury marine dealers have Special Lube 101 which is also a extremely high quality spline lube. At $25- or so probably not a lot cheaper than the Honda stuff, but you get a nice big squeeze tube with a long spout which makes using it easy. I just did all the pivot points on the airhead clutch lever and cable with it and it just about halved the pull.
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  4. MacMan

    MacMan Been here awhile

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    I took a punt and just used this when I cracked the K open for clutch work.

    http://www.autobarn.com.au/products/10/151/8074/

    I considered the option of buying some Honda Moly stuff, but nowhere keeps it in stock. It was going to cost $50+ for a poofteenth in a tube.

    I'll know when I do the next clutch lube how well it worked. Clutch feels fine for it at the moment though.
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  5. perobins

    perobins Been here awhile

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    Moly Slip 65 if you can find it. I will have to bring a couple of cases of the Honda 60 with me when I immigrate from Canada!!

    Phil
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  6. turbobob

    turbobob Been here awhile

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    It has now be re-named as Holy Moly 60 Waste.
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  7. Aussie Steve

    Aussie Steve Long timer

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    Agree that its ridiculously overpriced, but then again I'd rather not strip the driveline out of the bike again in a hurry, and will pay dearly for peace of mind.
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  8. dave43

    dave43 Been here awhile

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    Caltex also sell Moly grease in a standard grease gun size tube. Moly grease has been available for at least 30 years that I can remember.
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  9. AL-58

    AL-58 BMWs make good landfill

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  10. OzRob

    OzRob Been here awhile

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    Catipillar do a very good quality Moly grease in a cartrdge, however any moly based grease should do.
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  11. adv_rider

    adv_rider Out riding not posting...

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    Hey thanks fellas for all the input. As far as the moly content of Caterpillar and Caltex Grease, we're only talking 2-3%. Obviously honda Moly is 60%, hence probably the price for the size tube. From what i understand from all the Yank chatter is that the Moly is what stays on the shafts once the grease has been squeezed out, and creates the longevity. At this stage i am still thinking Honda Moly 60
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  12. adv_rider

    adv_rider Out riding not posting...

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    Sounds like a plan, i'm sure you would make a fortune if you sold it at the prices you get it for over there..exchange rate included!



    :lol3
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  13. adv_rider

    adv_rider Out riding not posting...

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  14. GTinAus

    GTinAus nutsplitter

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    A couple of years ago I bought a sample 1lb pack of titanium disulphide, (similar to molybdenum disulphide, but with superior properties). and mixed my own, for the GSA gearbox and diff.

    I have aso used it dry.

    In a slasher gearbox, which is what I bought it for, according to a laser non contact thermometer, there was a significant reduction in operating temperature.

    The company is Canadian, you can buy it by PayPal, they happily ship it to Australia (about $45, dont remember if thats US or Canadian) and there is no problem with customs.

    here is the link..http://www.lowerfriction.com/compare.php comparing moly to titanium. The option to purchase a trial pack is on the lower left sidebar...

    GT
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  15. LKYPHL

    LKYPHL Been here awhile

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    Had sticky splines on an 1150GS at 100,000 and then again at about 150,000kms, tried the Honda product and all is fine at 223,000. The price is insignificant compared to the time taken to strip the thing down, and one tube's worth should be enough to lubricate about 270 years' worth or riding.
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  16. ricketyclik

    ricketyclik n00b

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  17. twotyred

    twotyred Practising Recedivist

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    The web site list that as tungsten disulphide. :eek1:eek1

    Some very interesting reading there.
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  18. GTinAus

    GTinAus nutsplitter

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    titanium....tungsten.....difficult to pick keys, after the 4th Turkey and coke...

    But yes it is tungsten, and its good...
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  19. Beemerboff

    Beemerboff Long timer

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    I have a couple of tubes of Honda Moly 60 paste $25- each incl postage in Oz or $45- for two - PM me if you are interested.
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  20. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    Hi all - now that Honda Moly 60 is discontinued, can anyone recommend a good alternative?
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