TYPE OF GREASE FOR STAR HUBS

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FLHMAN880
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TYPE OF GREASE FOR STAR HUBS

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Post by FLHMAN880 » Fri May 22, 2009 10:59 pm

I JUST REBUILT TWO REBUILT STAR HUBS, SHOULD I USE A NEW TYPE HIGH PRESSURE BEARING GREASE? I THINK I READ SOMEWHERE THAT HARLEY USED A LIGHTER TYPE GREEZE ? DONT MEAN TO SOUND STUPID, ONLY WANT TO DO IT RIGHT FIRST TIME ONE TIME,



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Re: TYPE OF GREASE FOR STAR HUBS

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Post by caschnd1 » Fri May 22, 2009 11:38 pm

I don't use anything fancy. Just a sythetic wheel bearing grease from NAPA. Can't remember the brand.

-Craig

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Re: TYPE OF GREASE FOR STAR HUBS

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Post by Panacea » Sat May 23, 2009 12:09 am

I used the regular HD wheel bearing grease, It's blue and quite sticky, Part number 99855-89. Mike

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Re: TYPE OF GREASE FOR STAR HUBS

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Post by NightShift » Sat May 23, 2009 12:13 am

Just don't mix grease types later. Even if you do, do it regularly.

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VT

Re: TYPE OF GREASE FOR STAR HUBS

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Post by VT » Sun May 24, 2009 3:27 am

I use an H-D® grease tube (99856-92) in a Lincoln® pistol-grip gun. I found that forcing the grease through a zerk fitting, and onto a scale, required 33 trigger pulls to squirt out 1 oz. (as required by the H-D® service manual). It's blue, it's sticky, and H-D® grease doesn't have the sulphur reek that most grease has.

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