Author Topic: Spline lube  (Read 288 times)

Offline dogshome

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Spline lube
« on: September 11, 2020, 02:10:04 PM »
I will be boldly going where I haven't gone before tomorrow!

100g pack of ROCOL dry moly paste, long artist brush and tricorder in hand  :)

Hopefully this will improve the occasional dodgy 3rd to 2nd downshift which sometime grinds the gears of find a false neutral. Also 1st has become troublesome to engage from neutral occasionally, despite paddling the bike forwards.

Episode 2 later tomorrow.
肉(r?u)包(bāo)子(zi)打(dǎ)狗(gǒu) (meat+bun(2nd and 3rd)+hit+dog)
* Literally: To hit a dog with a meat-bun.:-O

Offline Bob_Roller

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Re: Spline lube
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 04:39:22 PM »
I don't know if I would use a dry moly product .
I used some moly spray on one spline lube it didn't last a year .
I now mix up my own lubricant a thick moly paste and wheel bearing grease .
I use it on rear wheel splines as well .
'81 R65
'82 R65 LS ?
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!

Offline dogshome

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Re: Spline lube
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2020, 08:55:12 AM »
Looks in good condition, no rust. Bolts have bot been out for 20+ years though!

ROCOL 'Dry' paste is a very thick grease with high moly content so we should be good.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2020, 09:03:14 AM by dogshome »
肉(r?u)包(bāo)子(zi)打(dǎ)狗(gǒu) (meat+bun(2nd and 3rd)+hit+dog)
* Literally: To hit a dog with a meat-bun.:-O

Offline dogshome

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Re: Spline lube
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2020, 02:13:04 PM »
Not sure I notice any change, possibly a bit better from neutral to first. I'll know once i've done a few miles. Potential worry removed though.

I think the problem is me. If I am on the ball and concentrate on preload and then a fast positive change - then all is good. it's when I mis-time it or dither and change at low revs (2,000 or below) we have the problem.

I have broken car gearboxes in my time  :-[ A Saab turbo (260BHP version twice chasing Audis or Astons), a Saab diesel (second gear snap-ring same fault as the turbo), Vauxhall Cavalier (cooked it chasing something!). Never broken a bike box, yet!
« Last Edit: September 12, 2020, 02:18:10 PM by dogshome »
肉(r?u)包(bāo)子(zi)打(dǎ)狗(gǒu) (meat+bun(2nd and 3rd)+hit+dog)
* Literally: To hit a dog with a meat-bun.:-O

Offline mrclubike

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Re: Spline lube
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2020, 07:40:30 PM »
when I first got my bike
false neutral and bad shifting was the norm
but after 50000 miles I rarely have any issue shifting
1982 R65 running tubeless Snowflakes
2004 R1150R

Offline dogshome

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Re: Spline lube
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2020, 02:23:43 PM »
When starting off, neutral into first is definitely easier. No paddling.

3rd to 2nd is fine if I do it right. Hopefully I can master it in less than 50,000 miles!
肉(r?u)包(bāo)子(zi)打(dǎ)狗(gǒu) (meat+bun(2nd and 3rd)+hit+dog)
* Literally: To hit a dog with a meat-bun.:-O