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Author Topic: Spline lube  (Read 201 times)

Offline jp9094

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Spline lube
« 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?

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Offline donbmw

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Re: Spline lube
« Reply #1 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.
1975 R90/6, 1980 R65, 1982 R65, 2015 Ural Patrol & 1959 Triumph TR3

Offline mrclubike

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Re: Spline lube
« Reply #2 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   
1982 R65 running tubeless Snowflakes
2004 R1150R

Offline georgesgiralt

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Re: Spline lube
« Reply #3 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.

Offline Barry

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Re: Spline lube
« Reply #4 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.
Barry Cheshire, England 79 R45