How Much Grease?

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  1. When repacking bearings (headset. BB, hubs) how much grease should I use, per side? I replace caged
    headsets with loose balls, & I think I will start doing the same for BB's.

    I'm using waterproof white lithium grease.

    Thanks!

    Phil
     
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  2. DiabloScott

    DiabloScott New Member

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    Minimum: Enough to keep the balls in place.
    Maximum: There is no maximum but if you overdo it it'll ooze out and you'll have to wipe it up.
    Optimum: Enough to fill up the space so there's no room for water to get in and only a little oozes out after a good shakedown ride.

    Good choice on the grease IMO, but I suspect this is another religious issue.
     
  3. In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >When repacking bearings (headset. BB, hubs) how much grease should I use, per side? I replace caged
    >headsets with loose balls, & I think I will start doing the same for BB's. I'm using waterproof
    >white lithium grease.

    I put in as much as will fit and then clean up what oozes out when the parts are assembled. I figure
    it is better to have too much than too little.
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  4. HammerHead

    HammerHead New Member

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    I too use the ooze technique. more is better and you can always
    clean up after. Too little and you may be causing damage.
     
  5. G.Daniels

    G.Daniels Guest

    "Minimum: Enough to keep the balls in place. Maximum: There is no maximum but if you overdo it it'll
    ooze out and you'll have to wipe it up. Optimum: Enough to fill up the space so there's no room for
    water to get in and only a little oozes out after a good shakedown ride."

    another advantage to the uh somewhat less than max amount and that's the ooze carries the outer soon
    tobe inner dirt away. on the other hand, to groove on how much HP we don't have, try some FL CC in
    there for a weekends ride ZOOOOOOOOOM. off course it quickly runs out and then yougotta repack and
    where's that at, right?

    BUT enter enginneering whom raises an interesting and cogent observation: under certain conditions,
    heavy grease, specific grease types, housing configurations, climate- too jmuch grease makes the
    balls skid not rotate. I duh cogitate upwind on this to the effect that the top grease jams down on
    de balls equalling or maybe esqualling the other forces and de balls den refuse, to rotate and god
    help us the damn things grind straight down into the botttom grease

    wearout.or "at the very least" reduce HP thru friction loss. holy golden mean batman.

    religion centers
     
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