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Alright, I have to share this with someone: I thought I'd heard everything when it comes to bs, but this is new to me: A friend of another tech stops buy to swap a few tires, no biggy, I offer to help (mostly because he's slow and in the way) so I start by dismounting his old tires. When finished, I notice he's about to start mounting the new tires but appears to looking for something, so I offer, "need some rim grease?" To which he replies, "yeah, but what's it made from?" Bewildered I said, "Grease." He continues with a quizzical and concerned look on his face, "Yes, but is it petroleum based?" I answered, "probably, it is grease." I offer the tub of grease and he dips in a pinky to inspect the substance, he does not taste it, (which I half expected)rather he smells it then cleans off his finger of the offending substance and states, "Nah, you can't use that, it's petroleum based and you can't mix hydrocarbons with hydrocarbons; that would be like mixing brake fluid with power steering." :/ For the first time in my life I rolled my eyes at a person without attempting to hide it, and glanced to the heavens whilst walking away in confusion. Am I nuts, or is the professor of hydrocarbons? I've briefly calculated that after 20 years or so of slinging tires I have several thousand to my credit and I've never had a hydrocarbon/hydrocarbon issue (whatever that is), does anyone else know what he's talking about. He seemed deadpan serious and even argued the point with another (bewildered) tech.
He was probably worried about the grease having a solvent effect on the rubber. Things that are soluble in oil are generally dissolved by oil and oil derivatives. Synthetic rubber is not soluble in oil to any significant degree. Hence, as Blake notes, oil lines are made of rubber. The grease seals on ball joints and tie rod ends are rubber. PE, another oil/gas derivative is effectively impervious to chemical reactions at normal temperatures, and is highly resistant to solvents, including gasoline. Good thing too, because they make gas tanks out of the stuff. I think your buddy's friend is a bit off.
Well, I thought of all this but I'm coming up empty handed. Using rim grease on rims seems to me the thing to do. Especially on steel rims, and I have never heard of a tire slipping, not from a credible source anyway.
From John on another forum... Why does everyone experiment with everything but what was made to do the job? I bought a gallon of tire lube (Ru-glide) at the local NAPA twenty years ago for tire changing. Works great and still have some.
Also... "rim slip" to mount tires,its made for this purpose and works great!
Erik had problems when racing the 1125s and 1190s with rear tires slipping under acceleration, why would anyone use anything but a purpose formulated product?
H-D to which I go does not use the concoctions mentioned in posts above and certainly not on my track bikes.
Posted on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 12:28 pm:
need a tech in Tucson area that is willing and knowledgable to work on my 085 1125R. Any suggestions except do it myself are appreciated. I don't have the time, tools, or garage space for DIY. Thanks in advance, Art
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That time of year... This has been a nice & handy find - soft silicone measuring cup I picked up at a grocery store. Makes measuring and pouring Stabil in the tanks a lot easier as you can bend and funnel it.