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 1/11/2010 8:41 PM
 
 Modified By cmoeditor  on 4/24/2010 12:35:58 AM

What is the best lube for the splines on the back hub drive, eg: bmw R50 60 75

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 1/15/2010 10:18 PM
 
 Modified By cmoeditor  on 4/24/2010 12:41:19 AM

hey,

I find Optimol paste is good, also helps that it is recommended by BMW. If you don't want that you could use a heavy moly grease. It's good practise to service these splines everytime you replace a tyre or the rear brake linings or shoes.

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 1/16/2010 9:40 PM
 
 Modified By cmoeditor  on 4/24/2010 12:44:09 AM

yeah beejay24 is right, but any red freeting should be thoughrouly washed out with solvent from both the wheel and hub. Make sure you check the condition of the splines and brush on optimol to both the surfaces and both sides of the spline and assemble. A word of caution, dont be too generuous as the stuff might go on the brake shoes and/or block the drain hole.

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