Steering Head Grease

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by 90FXRS, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    Just wondering what everybody uses?
     
  2. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    I use HD "Special Grease." It is supposed to have some additive in it to keep it from oozing out when it gets hot out. I have used Marine type grease in the past and haven't had a problem.
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    I use Walmart marine grade grease. I was suprised of the temp rating and have never had any drip on front fender.
     
  4. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    No Criticism Meant here to those who do it different....

    It has been MY experience that IF you Use a different TYPE like grease, like a Marine grease or a Synthetic, without First Cleaning OUT the Old grease then Starting FRESH with the NEW Type,, Sometime It DOESN'T MIX and damage Can be done to the bearing and race ...:newsmile055:

    On SOME of the Grease containers it states this and I do believe it to be so....

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Lubriplate IMO best bearing grease money can buy
     
  6. skywarrior

    skywarrior Banned

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    You could have mixed petroleum- base and synthetic greases, that dosn't work.
     
  7. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    I'm w/BUBBIE on this one - usually best to clean & inspect the bearings & race to ensure everything's intact. Then clean out old & fill w/new. Like Jack - we used Lubriplate products on the farm & so I still use their grease on my vehicles (great product(s)). It's my recommendation as well.