Shell Lethinax A Grease??

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12/22/2017 12:11 AM

Has anyone ever heard of Shell Lethinax A grease??

It is mentioned in a Yamaha QT50 50cc motorcycle service manual from 1979. There is no info on Google. :-O

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12/22/2017 9:21 AM

Even Shell's search page returns no results.
The QT50 owner's manual calls for a lithium-based wheel bearing grease and then specifies Shell Lethinax A. It is likely that product was readily available in Japan in 1979, but that it isn't super-critical. Just use a good quality lithium grease and you'll be fine.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

12/22/2017 9:52 AM

Possibly the name changed over the years http://www.shell.com.am/en/shell/products/automobile/lubricants-and-special-fluids/shell-retinax-greases?

Either way it sounds like it's and EP2 grease like what is required for the air cartridge in the AER fork. You can get EP2 at any auto parts store.

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12/23/2017 5:28 AM

Thank you for the replies. I will have to go shopping. I don't think my Bel-ray and Maxima stuff is lithium.

I am working on a friend's motorcycle and trying to do it "by the book". :-)

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