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    Lithium Soap Grease

    Ok so the service manual says to use lithium soap based grease on most of the lubrication points. My question is the only stuff I can find just says lithium grease and doesn't mention soap at all, is this the same stuff? Also whats the difference between the regular and white lithium grease, will that work ok?

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    Re: Lithium Soap Grease

    bump!!!!
    Facing the same issue, which lub should i use??? for the bike i mean

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    Re: Lithium Soap Grease

    Lithium grease should be fine..... I've been using Honda branded spray on lithium grease for the past four years without issue. now, I'm going to have to go find out what the difference is between regular petroleum based grease, and lithium grease. (obviously, one has lithium in it....... but why?)

    Timken Multi-use Lithium Grease EP1 and EP2 Product Spec Sheet | datasheetpro.com

    It seems that lithium greases do a better job of rejecting water.... that's good enough for me.
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    Re: Lithium Soap Grease

    My (limited) understanding is lithium-soap grease is redundant way of saying lithium grease.

    And because I live on the edge, I went with dealerships recommendation of Bel-Ray waterproof grease for chassis lube points and steering bearings.
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    Re: Lithium Soap Grease

    Well I have to give a plug for Mobil One Synthetic grease:

    https://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English...ic_Grease.aspx

    Apparently there's semi-synthetic lithium grease and full synthetic. Just to confuse the issue more.

    For whatever grease you decide to get, be sure that it can stand high temps and is resistant to wash out. Anything has to be better than the grease Yamaha uses in the factory. I am not impressed by it.

    Come to think of it, I've never seen a ten page "What is the best grease to use?" thread. Maybe it's time.....
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    Re: Lithium Soap Grease

    My understanding is that all lithium greases are soap based, so when the manual called for a spot to be greased I use the dupont white lithium grease in a spray can. And for the axels and brakes I used a hi temp disc brake and bearing grease from auto zone and it seems to be working well. What I hate is that there are so many choices when you go to the store it makes my head spin.

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    Re: Lithium Soap Grease

    Here's a link to McMaster-Carr with some info on the various types of grease--

    McMaster-Carr

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    Re: Lithium Soap Grease

    Quote Originally Posted by Jblk9695 View Post
    Here's a link to McMaster-Carr with some info on the various types of grease--

    McMaster-Carr

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    Re: Lithium Soap Grease

    How exactly do I apply the lithium grease on the recommended parts (brake & shift pedals, clutch lever, side & center stands, swingarm pivots). I got this grease (see picture) and also a can of spray white lithium grease. Do I have to take anything apart first or do I just dab or spray a layer on top. Pictures would be helpful!

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    Re: Lithium Soap Grease

    With any pivot point you should remove the bolt or axle and clean it, then apply a light coating of grease, for the grease in a jar use a 1/2 inch wide stiff bristle brush from the hobby store, for the grease in a spray can well.......
    just spray it on!, make shure you don't get grease on the threads, otherwise you'll be missing a few nuts about 50 miles down the road.
    " My shock busted off my bike and killed a squirrel!!"- skooter65

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