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Technical Discussion => BMW Technical Q&A, Primarily R65 => Topic started by: jp9094 on April 15, 2021, 02:59:08 PM

Title: Spline lube
Post by: jp9094 on April 15, 2021, 02:59:08 PM
I had all the splines cleaned and lubed on my 1983 r65 LS at 45600 miles. The bike now has 51000 miles on it and I need to replace the back wheel with a used one. The question is, should I lube the splines on the replacement wheel. If so, what should I use?

TIA

Title: Re: Spline lube
Post by: donbmw on April 15, 2021, 07:04:50 PM
I lube the wheel splines every time I have the wheel off. When did you lube the input shaft splines on the transmission. They recommend every 10000 miles.
Title: Re: Spline lube
Post by: mrclubike on April 15, 2021, 10:13:08 PM
I lube final drive to wheel splines every tire change and the transmission input about every 20K miles
I don't think 10K is necessary I am not even sure 20K is   
Title: Re: Spline lube
Post by: georgesgiralt on April 15, 2021, 11:49:49 PM
Same as above here. For the grease, I use Molykote BR2 because it was once BMW  spec and my dealer has it. Ask the industrial parts dealer (the guy which sells roller bearings, O-rings, hoses for the industry) and equivalent of the BR2 and you are good to go.
Title: Re: Spline lube
Post by: Barry on April 16, 2021, 11:40:19 AM
I lube final drive to wheel splines every tire change and the transmission input about every 20K miles
I don't think 10K is necessary I am not even sure 20K is

I tend agree,  wheel splines every tyre change and transmission input splines once in a long while. I have 20,000 miles since doing them last and notice no problems with gear change quality.