BMW K bikes (Bricks)

You are not connected. Please login or register

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]


1Back to top Go down   What is lanox Empty What is lanox Sun May 26, 2013 11:55 am

Guest

avatar
Guest
I have a sticky throttle and in searches they all use lanox to flush the old grease.

What do we use down under?

    

2Back to top Go down   What is lanox Empty Re: What is lanox Sun May 26, 2013 12:55 pm

charlie99

charlie99
VIP
VIP
lanotech ,,,available almost everywhere now

there are a few different versions


__________________________________________________
cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OWhat is lanox Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

3Back to top Go down   What is lanox Empty OK Sun May 26, 2013 3:07 pm

ibjman

ibjman
Life time member
Life time member
Now, I'm feeling really behind the 8 ball.....I had to go Google Lanox to see what it is......never heard mention of it, but now, I'm well informed. Thanks for that.
On the other hand.......the term "sticky throttle" always raises the hairs up on the back of my neck.
I'm curious, therefore as to what's sticky in the throttle that could be corrected with a lubricant? other than perhaps the twist grip/pinion gear-chain assy?
If it's there,....... there's a possibility that either:
#1 there's a badly worn area of teeth in the gears or
#2 there may be a need for the upgraded gear and lid that goes on top of the gear
#3 the "drag screw" on the underside front of the throttle handle body is set to hold the throttle where you put it.
I'm not assuming the rider is unaware, however we have found members that overlooked it. Just trying to be helpful & cover all the bases.
Other that the grease in the handle & gear/chain mechanism is the only place in the throttle system I can think of that gets any lube. Never lube the cable where it slides in its jacket,
I'd be curious to know more about exactly what is sticking?
Regards, ibj...

    

4Back to top Go down   What is lanox Empty Re: What is lanox Sun May 26, 2013 7:50 pm

Guest

avatar
Guest
Lanox has lanolin as an ingredient. It's also related to Inox. :-)
They are both good products: better than WD40 and RP7 etc in my opinion.

The throttle assembly can get sticky because it can let moisture into the twist-grip assembly. It doesn't do any harm to disassemble it periodically and clean the teeth etc and re-lubricate it with something like...say...Lanox.
Sean.

    

5Back to top Go down   What is lanox Empty Well OK Sun May 26, 2013 8:47 pm

ibjman

ibjman
Life time member
Life time member
And Thanks, Saxon.
I suppose lanolin based products would be popular especially in countries that sheep is a big(ger) business than it is stateside. I did look it up on google also.
One concern I had was to just mention my ideas about the advisability of doing the "right thing" when it comes to a proper & thorough evaluation of a "sticky" throttle. I'd hate to hear of someone who tried to "oil" away a decomposing throttle cable problem only to meet with an oak tree the following week in the twisties.
Regards, ibj.....
PS: One thing also that I'd like to see more of here in the forum is encouraging those with great questions comments & stories to come back & post a "Solved" thread so that the rest of us could learn more about what caused the failure.

    

6Back to top Go down   What is lanox Empty Re: What is lanox Sun May 26, 2013 8:58 pm

the.postman

avatar
Life time member
Life time member
This area.(circled) can get a bit messy and I think should be cleaned and lubricated on a regular (6 month-yearly) basis
What is lanox Throtl10


__________________________________________________
1985 K100 RS   104EA49840092        #0081788     SILVERish (Madison) Prod. date 05/12/84
1984 srx 600
1986 cbr1000f/h
    

7Back to top Go down   What is lanox Empty Yup Sun May 26, 2013 9:07 pm

ibjman

ibjman
Life time member
Life time member
I agree.....Been there.......mine had a particularly hard spot around the freeway cruise speed area.....I found that it needed new gears and the upgraded cover.
I think we will find that the original poster will be well informed about it thanks to your great post!
Regards, ibj..

    

8Back to top Go down   What is lanox Empty Re: What is lanox Mon May 27, 2013 4:47 am

blaKey

avatar
Life time member
Life time member
Having just cleaned-up a slow-return throttle on the weekend, I had to clean all of the old grease out of the chain pully thingo, take the twist grip of the handlebar, cleaned the twist grip tube and handlebar and cleaned/degreased everything.

Reassembled the lot using silicon spray instead of grease. Trimmed the grips, so there was no interference and now the throttle snaps back.

My 2 cents worth.


__________________________________________________
Neil
K100RS 1986 RED!

Dress for the ride and the potential slide.
    

9Back to top Go down   What is lanox Empty Re: What is lanox Mon May 27, 2013 4:51 am

Guest

avatar
Guest
Cheers Guys. I don't now what the problem is yet, it's just another thing on the list Rolling Eyes I did pop the cover off and it is full to bursting with grease, I think I see it coming out between the hand grip and the control cluster. The yoke is off just now awaiting new bearings so the throttle is a job to do when it's back together Smile

    

10Back to top Go down   What is lanox Empty Re: What is lanox Mon May 27, 2013 5:47 am

charlie99

charlie99
VIP
VIP
@blaKey wrote:Having just cleaned-up a slow-return throttle on the weekend, I had to clean all of the old grease out of the chain pully thingo, take the twist grip of the handlebar, cleaned the twist grip tube and handlebar and cleaned/degreased everything.

Reassembled the lot using silicon spray instead of grease. Trimmed the grips, so there was no interference and now the throttle snaps back.

My 2 cents worth.

read my mind blakey

probably graphite in the twist grip to handlebar interface ....as long as you never ever lubricate it with oily substances ever again

i used that "super gell" teflon based (non rancid going , stable in all conditions ) in the gear pack around the cable- chain puller (verry lightly ) been good for over 2 years now

sometimes it just pays to be sensible huh ?!!!


__________________________________________________
cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OWhat is lanox Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

11Back to top Go down   What is lanox Empty So I see Mon May 27, 2013 2:08 pm

ibjman

ibjman
Life time member
Life time member
I see I need to go back in to my twist grip, I have the gears & chain all nicely lubed with a graphite grease, but I also have grease between the metal handlebar and the inside of the twist grip tube. as well as all over the inside end of the outer part of the tube adjacent to the gear.
I'm guessing, I need to put up the twist grip tube completely clean and dry save for some dry graphite flakes and clean off the area of the outer edge of the tube just outboard of the gear. I further suppose that my drag screw under the handle area will do a much better job of holding the throttle open if it's not pushing against grease? It works pretty well now, but no matter how tight I screw it in.....it slowly fades slower if left un-attended on road.
I'll get right on that as soon as you guys verify that's correct?

    

12Back to top Go down   What is lanox Empty Re: What is lanox Mon May 27, 2013 9:16 pm

RicK G

RicK G
admin
admin
I have never had a problem with grease on the bar and tube but I only use a smear rather than pack it. Graphite would work well or as BlaKey was saying a silicone spray.


__________________________________________________
"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum