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Shop manual calls for Shell Retinax on the front axle - doesn't sound like something readily available 'round here. I can get a little packet of Anti-Seize (made by AGS Company) at the counter at Advance Auto. Any reason not to use that stuff instead? We use Anti-Seize on axles at H-D...

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I don't see why not. I use white lithium grease. All you're trying to do is keep it from seizing. Hmmmmmm



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I use Bel-Ray's waterproof grease on all of my axles. Found at any respectable bike shop. No respectable bike owner would be caught dead or alive without a tub in their shop. But the anti-seize would be OK.
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You insensitive clod! I don't have a garage much less a shop, so where should mine be kept?.
Oh wait, you said respectable bike owner.
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You insensitive clod! I don't have a garage much less a shop, so where should mine be kept?
Next to the K-Y and your boyfriend's earrings...where else?
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Shop manual calls for Shell Retinax on the front axle - doesn't sound like something readily available 'round here. I can get a little packet of Anti-Seize (made by AGS Company) at the counter at Advance Auto. Any reason not to use that stuff instead? We use Anti-Seize on axles at H-D...
I say NO.
I would use any good quality waterproof grease that performs to the Shell specs. I would not use never or anti-seize or similar products due to their thinner composition may subject them to wash out.

The description of the Shell Grease is:
Retinax® Greases CMX and SDX are Shell’s multipurpose lithium complex high dropping point, extreme pressure (EP) greases containing molybdenum disulfide (moly).

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I agree with Smokin Joe,,,, Retinax is a grease for lubrication,, Anti-seize is not a lubricant and will turn chalky with age.........Pete
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I agree with Smokin Joe,,,, Retinax is a grease for lubrication,, Anti-seize is not a lubricant and will turn chalky with age.........Pete
and I agree with Joe (Messy13). K-Y is the product of choice and no respectable massage parlor should be without it!
It is DEFINITELY an anti-seizure product!!!

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I agree with Smokin Joe,,,, Retinax is a grease for lubrication,, Anti-seize is not a lubricant and will turn chalky with age.........Pete
ANY grease that is NOT "waterproof grease" will turn chalky with age. I thought ALL grease was waterproof at one time, now I know better. Don't ask me how I know. Fortunately, I got the axle to break loose using the other kind of grease. Elbow!
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I say NO.
I would use any good quality waterproof grease that performs to the Shell specs. I would not use never or anti-seize or similar products due to their thinner composition may subject them to wash out.

The description of the Shell Grease is:
Retinax® Greases CMX and SDX are Shell’s multipurpose lithium complex high dropping point, extreme pressure (EP) greases containing molybdenum disulfide (moly).
The white lithium I use is marine grade, so it's either all muscled up and tough or it will float.



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Got me here a tub-o Mobile 1 synthetic grease.

::knock on wood:: works for most everything juzz fine Done a couple front tire changes. Goes on each time - looks great get'n wiped off.

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