Originally Posted by Davezilla
I wouldn't recommend WD40 for the lube, it just doesn't stay put nor does it protect the metal good enough. Use a good quality synthetic bearing grease as it'll stay put and keep everything lubed and protected.
WD-40 is NOT meant for long term lubrication. It's fine for flushing and freeing frozen or rusty parts, once you get it working, use grease or oil. WD-40 will dry up quick and leave it dry.
If more is better, then too much is just enough.
If you can't afford it, build it yourself.