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Argh, WTF, and a few other select cuss words!!!

Replaced "wet" clutch and many seals, including some on the transmission and the input shaft bearing, put in new slave cylinder, etc...
While I was there I drilled a weep hole on the clutch housing and another for the slave cylinder.
Put engine and transmission back on the bike and all relevant parts last night and fired up.
The engine purrs very smoothly and sounds like your average brick engine. I let it warm up to verify all gauges are connected and functional and after a few minutes I shut it off.
As I began assembling the Tupperware I noticed a wet spot under the bike, almost greenish. I cleaned up the area where the weep hole for the clutch is and fired up the engine again; dry, so I thought it might have been some of the grease I used during assembly that got warm and dripped down. The grease is dark green, and the drips appear to be a lighter green
When I checked this morning there was another drop; this was after the engine ran last night. I wiped it clean... When I checked again this afternoon after work it was still dry.
Going back to the garage to fire up and check for more dripping...
/End of rant

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Still dry...!
I hope it stays that way. Then I can put the rest of the Tupperware back on and finally got for a test ride.
CCR is just around the corner!

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Sounds like good news.

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Yes, but somehow I don't get that warm and fuzzy feeling...yet!
Has anyone experienced this after a clutch replacement?
I wonder if I didn't put just a tad too much grease on the splines and also on the clutch ring during reassembly.
Oh well, time will tell!

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Re: Argh, WTF, and a few other select cuss words!!!

Are there any other green fluids in your bike? I.e. Anti freeze, gear lube, etc. I have seen where green goo dripped out of a bearing from the grease so it is possible your grease got warm and dripped a few drops. I just hope it didn't get on your new clutch..

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LT boogers?

This is snot funny right before CCR...


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Are there any other green fluids in your bike? I.e. Anti freeze, gear lube, etc. I have seen where green goo dripped out of a bearing from the grease so it is possible your grease got warm and dripped a few drops. I just hope it didn't get on your new clutch..
The only green lube in there is the grease I used on the spline. It was my original thought/hope too that some excess grease liquified a bit when the engine was hot and what was dripping was that residual. There should not be enough to contaminate the clutch disc (he said wishfully)

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The only green lube in there is the grease I used on the spline. It was my original thought/hope too that some excess grease liquified a bit when the engine was hot and what was dripping was that residual. There should not be enough to contaminate the clutch disc (he said wishfully)
Honda Moly 60 isn't green. What concoction did you use?

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Honda Moly 60 isn't green. What concoction did you use?
I used BelRay Waterproof as recommended by BMW of Ventura County. I researched and found good reviews for this type of application.

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I used BelRay Waterproof as recommended by BMW of Ventura County. I researched and found good reviews for this type of application.
Interesting. I checked the MSDS and see no moly at all in the Belray product. Looks like standard general purpose bearing grease. Generally, splines are used where there is sliding motion and this is where moly is very useful.

I used Honda Moly 60 on my FD and driveshaft splines when I installed my Tom Cutter rebuilt FD. He STRONGLY recommended this product. I haven't had the pleasure yet of replacing my clutch, main seal or input shaft bearing, but suspect I will in the next year or two as everything else has pretty much failed on schedule.

I will then ask Tom for his recommendation, but suspect it will be a paring application of Moly 60 as that will take both the sliding friction forces as well as withstand way higher temps than standard chassis grease. Something like 1,500 F vs. 680 F (boiling point as melting point wasn't listed in the Belray MSDS).

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