Driveshaft spline lube

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    I've been looking around here for a suitable drive shaft spline lube.
    The local bike shop has found this for me.
    Any thoughts as to if this is suitable.

    MOTUL MOLYBDEN
    Multipurpose Grease
    Lithium – Extreme-Pressure
    NLGI 2 – Reinforced with Molybdenum Disulphide
    TYPE OF USE
    Multipurpose grease specially recommended for civil engineering machinery working in severe
    conditions : heavy load, repeated shocks, vibrations, presence of water and difficult
    maintenance.
    Greasing of roller bearings, articulations, bearings, hubs, ball joint, cables…
    Temperature for use : -30°C / -22°F to +130°C / +266°F
    PERFORMANCE
    Grease with lithium soap and extreme-pressure, anti-oxidation & anti-corrosion additivation,
    formulated with a solid lubricant : molybdenum disulphide.
    The molybdenum disulphide powder used in that grease is very efficient in boundary conditions
    and improves the life duration of components working under heavy duty.
    Good resistance to water.
    Adherent.
    Good anti-corrosion and anti-rust protection
    Very good mechanical stability
    Good resistance to shearing and vibrations.
    Designation DIN 51 502 : KPF 2 K-30
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    Colour Visual Black
    Consistency grade DIN 51 818 NLGI 2
    Soap Lithium
    Penetrability - 60 cycles ASTM D217 265 / 295 x10-1 mm
    Drop point ASTM D 2265 185°C / 365°F
    Anti-corrosion EMCOR IP 2200 / 0
    4 ball test ASTM D 2596 3200 N
    FAG FE-9 Test DIN 51 821 F50>100h at 130°C

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    Yup ! You want the Loctite if you cant find Honda Moly 60. Forget the replacement Honda M77.
     
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    Been using the Loctite stuff for 8 yrs or so... no problems.
     
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    Paul

    Basically what you have there is a CV Joint grease, Penrite make one in our neck of the woods - Lithium Grease with Moly and Graphite fortification - good for sliding connections.
     
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    I'd prefer to use the loctite, but it's not available here hence looking for something else that is up to spec for the Rocket.

    John, do you think that this CV Joint stuff is up to the job of the Rockets drive shaft loading ?
     
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    Paul - Do you know anybody who maintains helicopters? - If so the grease they use for rotor hubs is stunning. My mate in Madrid has a tin of "goo" from the Eurocopter workshops.
     
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    Well they use the stuff on CV joints and uni joints that take upwards of 500+HP so I think we should do well with the same CV Joint paste/grease - it is one of the highest rates greases for the application including spline lube.
     
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    Cool, thanks John.
     
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    Well, ....actually ... I do
    Chris runs a Business called Rotorcraft Services.
    He built this from "out of hours" components.

    The power-plant is a Rolls-Royce/Allison C20B type used in the Bell Jet Ranger and Hughes 500 helicopters.

    Helicopter engine in a motorbike. Why not?

    [​IMG]
     
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