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post #1 of 8 Old Nov 23rd, 2014, 5:38 pm Thread Starter
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Shift Linkage Lube

After almost 200,000 miles on LT's I have a lube that I like on the shifter linkage balls. I have my 2004 on the lift because the brake servos failed & I haven't done any work on it in almost one year. when I remove the shifter linkage the Honda Moly lube that I used a year ago still looked liked the day I put it on. All of the other lubes I have tried left the balls dry after 6 months.
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I use the same stuff there and try it on the centerstand.

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Re: Shift Linkage Lube

I make a blend of Honda Moly and VersaChem synthetic caliper grease. The latter is a very sticky transparent lube and adds to the "stickability" of the Moly. I use this on splines as well

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After almost 200,000 miles on LT's I have a lube that I like on the shifter linkage balls. I have my 2004 on the lift because the brake servos failed & I haven't done any work on it in almost one year. when I remove the shifter linkage the Honda Moly lube that I used a year ago still looked liked the day I put it on. All of the other lubes I have tried left the balls dry after 6 months.
Same here. I bought mine at the recommendation of Tom Cutter for use on my driveshaft splines and pivot pin bushings that I had him install when he rebuilt my FD last year. Works great on a variety of things.

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How did your servos fail? Did they quit completely. Are you going to replace them. Or rebuild

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How did your servos fail? Did they quit completely. Are you going to replace them. Or rebuild
The servo's failed and I had minimal braking. I'm just going to bypass the ABS unit & have manual brakes.

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Let me know how it goes. If mine fails. That's what I would do

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I have been using Bel Ray blue jell....comes in a tub. Used it in our racing dirt bikes. After two years of racing in mud and sand, it was still good. Never seen it fail and we tried hard!

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