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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-28-2019, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Grease for rear hub

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Just a little advise needed, I am going to upgrade the rear hub next year but until then I will be doing a hub service. Just like your thoughts and recommendations on the grease type to use. I know that it has to be high temp bearing grease because of the nature of the standard hub/bearings setup.


I have attached a photo of the grease I have at work which I use for wheel bearings in the old classics. Do you think this would be suitable or do I need to purchase another type grease. Cannot get the manual recommendation easily over here.


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I used Shell Retinax when i did my bearings, done almost 8k with it without problems.

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I used Shell Retinax when i did my bearings, done almost 8k with it without problems.
Thanks Viggen, Ill check that out online. Just wondering if this grease I already have is gonna be upto the job. I think it should be fine but wanted to check with you guys, Im new to sensitive hubs lol, after reading horror threads about these 1st gen ones. Next year ill be done with it and grab one of the uprated hubs.

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The workshop manual for the year 2000+ bikes gives the following specifications for grease for the hub bearings. How does yours compare with that?
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I use Penrite high temperature bearing grease,lithium based to pack all my new hubs with.
I have had good feedback on how the grease stays consistant after high mileage,so I will keep using it.
You probably cannot buy Penrite where you live,not sure.
The Castrol product you showed is also very good quality.


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The workshop manual for the year 2000+ bikes gives the following specifications for grease for the hub bearings. How does yours compare with that?
Hi Tony thanks for the reply, all info online for the Castrol grease is very vague, some are selling it as NLGI 2 spec and others don't mention it. The melting point is in spec but like I say very vague info at best.

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I use Penrite high temperature bearing grease,lithium based to pack all my new hubs with.
I have had good feedback on how the grease stays consistant after high mileage,so I will keep using it.
You probably cannot buy Penrite where you live,not sure.
The Castrol product you showed is also very good quality.


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Hi Mitch, thanks for the info I will see if I can get hold of that grease for future. The Castrol grease seems like it will be upto the job but wanted to make sure. Maybe in touch soon regarding the uprated Mitchy Hub. I guess that's the Penrite grease that ships with your hubs so may aswell try and get some. Thanks again.
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I use grease designated for CV Joints in cars.... High temp is one thing, high pressure is also critical.

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I used Maxima Waterproof Lithium grease. The blue stuff.

https://www.maximausa.com/product/waterproof-grease/
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Thanks for the suggestions guys ill have a look online

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