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Old 09-22-2008, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default CVD's lubed or dry?

Do people lube their CVD's or is it best not to so they don't attract dirt and dust? If you Lube them, what do you use? I had thought that the Wax style motorbike chain lubes might work ok as they dry to wax film...

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Old 09-22-2008, 07:58 PM   #2
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I've always used the lube that came with them in the package, as that's what's recommended by the manufacturer, but that might be common sense or it's just me.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:13 PM   #3
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no lube.....dirt is it enemy!!!!!
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:18 PM   #4
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there are plenty that work and wont attract dirt...

white lightning
dri slide
o'donnell o'lube
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:58 PM   #5
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not sure about the other 2 but o lube is a wax lube same as the finish line cycle lube
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:55 PM   #6
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dry ice lube is the way to go lubes but doesnt atract dirt at all. dry ice all the way.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:13 AM   #7
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So the wax type stuff is the go then.... Thanks for the replies!


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I've always used the lube that came with them in the package, as that's what's recommended by the manufacturer, but that might be common sense or it's just me.
That would be common sense, but my last kit did not come with any lube!
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CVD boots with grease.
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^^ yeap agreed, gotta have some form of metal grease on them, being the same 2 materials in the centre of the cvd the friction will wear them very fast without metal grease, i always use associated black grease and just make sure i flush them out and re grease them every race day, so far havent worn as fast as i expected....
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the grease could make soft the locktide
that holds the screws in ....
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Go to a bike shop and ask for a good dirt bike chain lube that does not attract dirt,when i rode dirt bikes i used Torco Chain Lube, im not sure if they still make it but if they do thats the stuff to get for coating your CVD's.
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Ive found the secret is not to overlube them, if you use enough to just cover the joint and wipe away any that comes out when you assemble the driveshaft i've found that works well enough, but then again I only race on road. Associated black grease or the silver tamiya grease in the blue/white pot has been good enough for me.

I would imagine sleeves being a good idea for off road, or the chain wax/lube others have suggested
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I like the waxy teflon based lubes like Finish Line, Pedro's Ice Wax, etc. best. They're self cleaning, the wax sheds as it gets dirty. And you can apply more with the CVD's still on the car. I used to use auto CVJ grease and CVD boots, lubes very well but still attracts more dirt than the wax.
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Pedro's Ic Wax or White Lightning, either works fine. Just lube them earlier where they have chance to dry before you run.
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the grease could make soft the locktide
that holds the screws in ....
the ae black grease works well with a cvd boot and it doesnt soften the thread lock. it seems i wont be able to run boots on the new car's axles so maybe the olube?
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