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I pulled the bike apart today for a new rear tire. I have a couple pic's of the grease from my last tire change. I think I'm putting to much grease on the gears of the rear hub, I thought I would ask before I put it back together. I going to pull the rear end tomorrow and grease the splines on the drive shaft and I watched a video and the guy didn't put much grease. Just brushed some on. Thanks for you advice and help.
 

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Yes,

just a thin film of Moly Lube will do the job quite nicely,

you can get Moly Lube in Home Depot and Lowes, as well as almost any auto supply store.

make sure it is one of the high percentage types, 70% or so is good

while out on a buying trip, pick up one of those little mechanic's brushes... the little metal tube with the strong bristles on it.... dip that in the Moly and spread a thin coat onto everything....

a gob is way too much, and useless for what we need.

this is NOT like packing the wheel bearings on a trailer.
 

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Its a learning expierence,too much is better than too little,you need to replace the o rings while you are in there,very important,it keeps the greats where it’s supposed to be.owners have tried a multitude of products BUT all have high moly contents,I use John Deere products in mine.
 

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Pure Texas, what O rings are you referring to ? I used a moly Grease before but I bought the Honda one for the splines on the drive shaft.
 

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Thanks Erdeniz, I have a tube of the m-77, I just went out and looked and the o rings are there, I think I put to much grease when I did it last time. I used a moly wheel bearing grease from Auto zone. I loaded it up with a pop sickle stick not the acid brush. The o rings look and feel ok so I might just put it back together. it's either that or wait a week for new ones. I'm going to the Honda Dealer for my tire today so if by chance they have the new O rings I'll get them.
 

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Jerry there are 3 o rings but the flatten out and let grease out of wher it should be,one is difficult to find and most time it’s missinc,I think the grease on your wheel,that would behind your spider hub,is from bad o ring in that area,I bought off eBay,but others might know the sizes you can get local but I wouldn’t put it back together without new ones.
Go to Ebay and put in gl1500 final drive o rings.redeye tech is who I got mine from
 

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You won’t regret it,the one that usually get it is difficult to find,mine was gone and I don’t know when it went missing.its in the spline hub on the inside.the area that fits over the area in your second picture.
 

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What tire are putting on,I just put the Avon Cobra on mine and really like so far.
 

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I put the Dunlop e4 on it and rode it about 40 miles of country backroads. The tire feels great and is smooth as glass. I have an e4 on the front with about 8,000 miles on it and it looks new. So now there a matched set. I took the wheel to a dealer and he installed it and balanced the tire for $250.00. So I have close to $500.00 in the 2 tire's. They should last a couple years. Good to go for now.
 

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I just changed mine but stayed away from the e4, I liked the pattern on the Avon better.
 

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Jerry Burns. Yikes!!! $250 just to mount and balance your rear a tire? Was the tire on the bike? Next time. Shop around. If you just took the wheel and tire to them. You got robbed. Should have been like $50. Although... 1 hour base rate for a bike mechanic is usually $80 per hour
 

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This thread is a year old Ben2112. The $250.00 included the tire, the dismount of the old tire and the mounting of the New tire and balancing the wheel. I used Molly paste for the splines and the hub. The Dunlop e4 has about 9,000 miles on it now and is wearing good and handles well.
 

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Oh sorry Jerry. I didn't notice that. Well now it makes sence, and totally worth it. I Just got back from the Honda shop getting the Honda Hypoid gear oil, Did you molly the pins on the flange? I just am putting mine back together. But this morning,started reading the threat on the front shaft spines. I did pull it out and mollied the front splines but then I read about the 2 holes. So now I'm going to take the final drive off again and make sure I didn't cover the weep holes with molly. and clean them either way. That new M-77 paste looks and feels totally different from the original. Feels like graphite.
 

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that is what it is.... the grit lubricates the stuff, the grease is the carrier and gets squeezed out leaving the dry film lubricant to lubricate. i read that somewhere abt the moly paste. im not a purist... but mine is old so it just wants SOMETHING on the cleaned splines that PO didnt do much of anything to it, i dont think?. the article i read said that is why splines get worn down, ppl using grease on splines??? i just hv a hard time spending $16 on a little tube of that stuff. yes im that cheap... and YUK what a mess
 
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