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tinyspuds

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After a clean up I’m going to reinstall the original hagons to my leading links. Question: Should I lube the mounting bolts? I’m seeing conflicting advice about do it or not. In the past I’ve slapped axle grease onto the bolts, which I think now has been pretty useless. I’m minded to use a bit of the high moly content lube that I use for the splines. Thoughts please?


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1985 BMW K100RT + Hedingham HUB and LL’s. VIN 0028106. (Not blind to the irony of an April 1 production date).
1986 K100RS in boxes. VIN 0141918.
1954 Royal Enfield 350 Bullet. Original.
    

2Back to top Go down   lube shock mounts Empty Re: lube shock mounts Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:56 pm

Arlina

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BMW didn't do it, why should you?


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3Back to top Go down   lube shock mounts Empty Re: lube shock mounts Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:27 pm

Dai

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Either the Optimol or copaslip. Both will help prevent corrosion and enable easier dismantling. I think Arlina believes you are refering to the rubber bushes; in which case if you need to lubricate those to reassemble the links, use silicon grease only. If your Hagons have the metal bushes in the rubbers, then see above.  If you don't grease them you will grind through the bush.

I haven't got a clue why you wouldn't use some form of anti-corrosion grease on assembly. I want my bolts to come out again, not rust in solidly. If you don't copaslip stainless bolts into aluminium, there's an electrolytic weld straight away.


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
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4Back to top Go down   lube shock mounts Empty Re: lube shock mounts Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:34 am

tinyspuds

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Thanks folks.


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1985 BMW K100RT + Hedingham HUB and LL’s. VIN 0028106. (Not blind to the irony of an April 1 production date).
1986 K100RS in boxes. VIN 0141918.
1954 Royal Enfield 350 Bullet. Original.
    

5Back to top Go down   lube shock mounts Empty Re: lube shock mounts Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:05 am

Gaz

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+1 on what Dai says regarding the white Castrol Optimol. I use a lot of stainless bolts on my bikes and started using the Optimol on the threads to guard against the electrolytic action and now use it on pretty much everything and with no problems.

I only use Rubber Grease on any rubber components.

Cheers


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1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381; 95 K1100LT 0232224
    

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