Lithium soap base grease under dust seals?

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11/1/2012 3:44 PM

I have always been confused if one should add grease or not under the dust seals after fork restore. In my manual for my new scooter (YZ125) they recommend it, nothing I have seen in the Honda owners manual. But seems to be many different Litium greases out there, and this "soap base" thing I don't get what that one is recommend, and why other low friction greases wont fly?

Any input?

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11/1/2012 3:46 PM

This spec type of grease also used in electrical contact components? I don't see the low friction angle being its primary function?

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11/1/2012 4:46 PM

I can't give you a technical answer because I dont have one.....but from years of experience building suspension I apply a small film of suspension grease to the dust seal, oil seal, and bushings. Main reason being I do not like building such items dry. The fork fluid will eventually lube the bushings and seals once fully assembled and functioning.

If you love it, lube it.

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11/1/2012 7:45 PM

sf3

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11/2/2012 12:55 PM

RideJBI wrote:

I can't give you a technical answer because I dont have one.....but from years of experience building suspension I apply a small film of suspension grease to the dust seal, oil seal, and bushings. Main reason being I do not like building such items dry. The fork fluid will eventually lube the bushings and seals once fully assembled and functioning.

If you love it, lube it.

What type of suspension grease are you using? Not those lithium based then?

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11/2/2012 12:56 PM

lumpy790 wrote:

sf3

Could you be more specific?

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11/2/2012 1:05 PM

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11/2/2012 1:15 PM

Now we are talking! Tnx!!!

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11/2/2012 1:20 PM

motofab36 wrote:

http://shop.noleenj6.com/product.sc?productId=8

this is what I use also

DrSweden wrote:

Now we are talking! Tnx!!!

Crap, odds for finding this in Sweden? Slim to none... I guess I have to figure out what spec type of grease that is, and find a similar one...

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11/2/2012 3:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/3/2012 2:01 PM

This is what I use, but your local shop should be able to get some kind of suspension assembly grease from their distributors.

http://www.kybgenuineparts.com/fileadmin/sitecontent/pdf-files/KYB_cat_12_OIL.pdf

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11/3/2012 1:47 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/3/2012 1:47 PM

slipdog wrote:

This is what I use, but your local shop should be able to get some kind of suspension assembly grease from their distributors.

http://www.kybgenuineparts.com/fileadmin/sitecontent/pdf-files/KYB_cat_12_OIL.pdf

Good link, I really dig the KYB forks, I assume their chemicals will be up for the task as well, we of course have some distributors around! smile

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