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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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What grease to use for axle/similar parts?

like the title says. white lithium grease, lithium grease, silicone, i heard belray waterproof grease is good.

open to suggestions, my rear axle is pretty dry and since i'm taking the tires off, i figured i'd grease up some parts around there since it was probably never lubed up since the factory.

edit* and also I dont care for getting some top of the line stuff. Anything that will work good and isn't highly priced!

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It's just grease... Exactly for the axle you don't need a particular grease since there is not much heat around that area (lithium grease bares a lot of temp).

Get yourself some lithium grease (the colour is not important), I use it for most of the stuff on the bike. It exceeds what you need but you'll find it usefull on other parts of the bike.

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I generally use a marine grade grease on things like wheel bearings and axles. The marine stuff is for use in environments that see a lot of water so it won't wash away as easily.

Big tubes available from Walmart, same thing with white lithium grease which also works well.

Don't overthink it; it's grease.

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I got the Bel Ray grease from a local store 8 years ago and it's still full.
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I bought a little tub of the bel-ray waterproof grease over the winter for like $10 I think and used it to re-grease the axles, swingarm pivot, cable ends at the controls, wheel spacers and whatever else needed it. No complaints so far and the only grease I used up was whatever was stuck to the lid when I opened it. So I can see the 8 years and still full statement ^ being true lol.
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Belray is highly rated. Pretty much anything waterproof should be fine for your application.
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For the axles, you want to use anti-seize.
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bearing grease... axle goes threw the wheel and bearings there sealed so dont rly matter anyway. Any tub of bearing grease will do.

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Originally Posted by dreamzboy View Post
I got the Bel Ray grease from a local store 8 years ago and it's still full.
Haha, came here to say this - one tub of belray will last you the rest of your life.

A little goes a long way! If it's collecting enough to goop, you have too much on. Also, don't grease the actual holder part that sits inside the fork boot.
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I've got a big tub of Valvoline bearing grease from 1978 that I still use for everything. I used it on my old dirt bikes, my old truck, a washing machine, my '86 Yota, and my bike. The fact that you're willing to actually grease the axle is more important then the name brand of grease.

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