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    I've always used Belray Waterproof grease in my wheel bearings and suspension. I've run out of it and and it it seems like all the usual stockists have also. It comes from the USA so possibly there is a freight problem ATM.
    The next best option I can see is Nulon Extreme. Has anyone used this or can comment on its suitability as a replacement for Belray. Or is any Marine grade grease also suitable ?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by DV8; 1 week ago.
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  • #2
    Apart from rubber grease, which is castor oil and caking agent/soap, all the rest are mineral oil and caking agent, some might use synthetic oil and cup cakes. Best is ,any bearing grease with some chain saw bar oil added/mixed in[50 to 1 ]
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    • #3
      For Wheel bearings - Yamalube Race Grease. Linkage bearings - Yamalube Molybdenum Disulfide Grease. O=rings - Bosch Rubber Grease RG17. Electrical contacts - Permatex Dielectric Grease.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DV8 View Post
        I've always used Belray Waterproof grease in my wheel bearings and suspension. I've run out of it and and it it seems like all the usual stockists have also. It comes from the USA so possibly there is a freight problem ATM.
        The next best option I can see is Nulon Extreme. Has anyone used this or can comment on its suitability as a replacement for Belray. Or is any Marine grade grease also suitable ?
        Thanks.
        Pretty much, assuming you're not headed to Bonneville.

        None of those bearings on a dirtbike rotate fast enough, hot enough or under high enough loads to require anything special.
        I'd avoid anything too heavy or tacky and pack em full to keep the moisture out.


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        • #5
          I've always used waterproof grease in wheel bearings and linkages. It could be said I was a fan.

          I've always had trouble with linkage bearings rusting and flogging out.

          With my latest bike I'm using molybdenum disulfide grease in the linkages and they are soooo much better. I have been checking them every 15 - 20 hours but so far they are holding up fantastic.

          I'm no longer a fan of waterproof grease.

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          • #6
            Low % moly, which many of them are, is probably fine.
            The proper higher % moly greases used for earthmoving equipment etc. aren't usually recommended for needle roller or ball bearings as it becomes like graphite powder if it dries out, which obviously isn't going to happen if you're checking them every 15-20 hrs.

            jd, were you checking your linkages this often when they flogged out with the waterproof grease?

            I only check wheel bearings when I have a wheel off to change a tyre or sprocket and the swing arm if I've got the shock or engine out. No rusted bearings yet.
            In saying that, it doesn't rain enough here that we ride in mud very often and I avoid deep water crossings as much as possible.
            Otherwise, I'd probably be pulling axles out weekly.

            Moly is incredible stuff when it comes to extreme heat and pressure.
            I know of an old bloke who used to get a turbine driven shredder gearbox in a sugar mill to survive the longer seasons by dumping kgs of moly powder directly into the box when things got too hot.
            After he retired and took most of his knowledge & experience with him, that box or its driveline failed 4 years out of 5
            There are engineers there that still haven't figured it out

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            • #7
              I liked the Quicksilver brand Teflon Marine grease. Most mercury boat shops used to stock it. Rated for wheel bearings and was great for linkages, axles, shafts and wheel bearings

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