Oils and lube (haha lube)

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  1. cartisdm

    cartisdm New Member

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    What types of lubrication should I use for general maintenance for my bike? I'd like to avoid buying a bunch of different types if possible. I'm pretty sure after all the handling of my chain during installation that it needs to be touched up soon.

    I used a basic bike oil (really watery and thin) and poured it down the clutch cable (and thanks to your all's earlier suggestions it's much easier to pull now). Anywhere else, aside from the bike itself, I should keep an eye on?
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I use Marvel Mystery Oil on just about everything that moves....use grease on the gears inside the ride cover (just a little) and the clutch pivot point where the arm pushes the rod and ball. Remove the right side cover to get to that.

    Check your wheels once every couple hundred miles and re-pack as needed.
     
  3. cartisdm

    cartisdm New Member

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    re-pack the wheels?
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Yes, the wheel bearings. do it when you build and check them once in awhile thereafter.
     

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