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1Back to top Go down   Molys for 2019? Empty Molys for 2019? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:45 pm

Vitamin K

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With Honda moly gone the way of the Dodo, and Guard Dog now dog gone, is Staburags what most people using these days for spines? I need to do a lube soon, and I need to make an informed decision about what to get..(and right now I am not feeling very informed)Embarassed.


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Father, Monk, Artist, Rider of the K

Current Ride:
1985 K100RT (slowing morphing into... "something")

Past Rides:
1970 R50/5
1975 R90S
1982 R65LS
    

2Back to top Go down   Molys for 2019? Empty Re: Molys for 2019? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:04 pm

Point-Seven-five

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I have heard that Honda Moly 60 was replaced by a 77% moly version. It is available at Honda dealers.

I have also seen a Loctite product which is a 77% Molybdenum assembly paste. Is it the same as the Honda stuff? Maybe. It's sold for industrial use, so I would think it's not a bad product.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

3Back to top Go down   Molys for 2019? Empty Re: Molys for 2019? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:51 pm

Dai

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Castrol Optimol. Designed for high-pressure spline-like environments and sold by Motorworks. I got lazy a couple of years back and missed the annual spline lube. When I did finally get around to it another year later, there were still very visible traces on the bevel splines.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

4Back to top Go down   Molys for 2019? Empty Re: Molys for 2019? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:11 pm

duck

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Although the new Honda product has 77 in the name I'm not sure if that actually means it has 77% Moly. It's probably not a bad product though and the container is more practical for our use than a grease gun cartridge.

There's a lot of moly lube products out there these days.

Bel-Ray 94980
Loctite 8012
Molyslip A/S 65
Molykote BR-2 Plus (FWIW, this is what Bob's BMW sells/recommends)
LiquiMoly Grease with MoS2

I'd look for something that sticky (so it stays around) and also water resistant.



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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

5Back to top Go down   Molys for 2019? Empty Re: Molys for 2019? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:55 pm

Vitamin K

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This is super helpful. I don't typically trust reviews from online stores, and hearing what folks are actually using is what I trust. thank you.Very Happy


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Father, Monk, Artist, Rider of the K

Current Ride:
1985 K100RT (slowing morphing into... "something")

Past Rides:
1970 R50/5
1975 R90S
1982 R65LS
    

6Back to top Go down   Molys for 2019? Empty Re: Molys for 2019? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:02 pm

MartinW

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BMW have gone over from the white Optimol which I used for 160,000 K's to a silver Optimol Molub Alloy Paste TA BMW part No 18 21 9 062 599 cost $30.90 a tube that I have just started using. I ordered a new spline from the UK and visibly it looks the same as the splines on my OE shaft. After ordering the splines I managed to score a brand new shaft which has larger flats on the peaks.

Regards Martin.


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K75s Hybrid
    

7Back to top Go down   Molys for 2019? Empty Re: Molys for 2019? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:26 pm

Vitamin K

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Looks like I'll be getting the Molykote from bob's (although I'm kind of feeling like I would like the Castrol. the Optimal doesn't seem to be available in the states. At least I have a direction now.cheers


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Father, Monk, Artist, Rider of the K

Current Ride:
1985 K100RT (slowing morphing into... "something")

Past Rides:
1970 R50/5
1975 R90S
1982 R65LS
    

8Back to top Go down   Molys for 2019? Empty Re: Molys for 2019? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:31 pm

Two Wheels Better

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Castrol Optimol TA in USA

The above is a link to 5150 Motorsports, who are just one of the many suppliers selling this silver version in the US. I mix this 50/50 with the new Honda moly lube.



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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

9Back to top Go down   Molys for 2019? Empty Re: Molys for 2019? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:43 pm

Crazy Frog

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The product name is changed for Molub-Alloy paste White T
Molys for 2019? S-l50010


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Molys for 2019? Frog15Molys for 2019? Logo2101986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML sidecar.
    

10Back to top Go down   Molys for 2019? Empty Re: Molys for 2019? on Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:12 pm

MartinW

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VK I got mine off our local BMW dealer the part # 18 21 9 062 599. It did however take a few back and forth phone calls and a bit of persuasion to get them to part with it. They posted it out for $5.00AU for standard delivery or I could have got it overnight for $10.00 Au.
Regards Martin.


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K75s Hybrid
    

11Back to top Go down   Molys for 2019? Empty Re: Molys for 2019? on Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:16 pm

jayk47

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I was going to give the Millers Delta 2ep grease a go. Its available from Motorworks in the uk, not sure if you will get it in the states.

Looks a bit job to do both splines. Was looking at the Chris Harris video on the you tube. That is a funny and informative man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZJdZ1HszkA&t=600s


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Learning how to repair the bike i broke......
    

12Back to top Go down   Molys for 2019? Empty Re: Molys for 2019? on Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:04 pm

Vitamin K

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yah... I'm going to go ahead and get the Molykote from bob's for my splines. Might even take browse through the used parts and specials (so I can spend enough to get free shipping)Laughing

As for Chris' videos... yah he is funny, intense and he really knows K's. When I watch the videos, I kind of feel he is talking to me personally. I can only take it in small doses though.


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Father, Monk, Artist, Rider of the K

Current Ride:
1985 K100RT (slowing morphing into... "something")

Past Rides:
1970 R50/5
1975 R90S
1982 R65LS
    

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