Grease in primary chaincase

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by cscooter93, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. cscooter93

    cscooter93 Member

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    While I was surfing some sites for info I found part of an article that had someone putting grease in the primary. I can get the link but the article isn't really all that related to the greased primary. I figured I'd see if anyone had heard of this before. Probably a temporary fix to quiet a worn primary chain but ya' never know. I couldn't see much benefit for the clutch either. Just curious.
     
  2. dfbales

    dfbales Active Member

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    that is kind of like pure stp in engine, my brother bought a bike , when he looked at it it was hot (temp) a little hard on the kick starter. but he thought it was ok, took it home. the next day we had to pull it with the car to get it to turn over to start, well had to drive it back, found out the guy used stp straight in it cause " it smoked a little"
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Back in the day , EL and Fl comp sprockets had grease fittings but I never heard of grease in the chaincase
     
  4. Dan89FLSTC

    Dan89FLSTC Banned

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    Probably grease in the hub bearing on a dry clutch.
     
  5. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    This would be an exceedingly bad idea in your wet clutch primary.

    TQ
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Actual plug in the tin primary case where the comp sprocket is
     
  7. cscooter93

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    The article was about changing over to a primary belt drive and had lots of pics. The dissassembly photos of the chain drive showed alot of grease. I would guess a tube full. I can't see how the clutch would even work with that.