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Old 04-20-2004, 10:22 AM   #1
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I found conflicting info about this, I've heard use Mobil 1, I've heard use graphite, and also I've heard use Trinity Royal Oil, can I get some input from people that have tried different things?
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This is a situation where it is all personal preference. Trinity's Royal Oil and Niftech's Bearing lube all work well. I'm sure Mobil 1 works well if it's a thin enough grade. I've heard that Prolong engine additive works to. Who knows? Glad I could help.
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That's everything i say. Works Damn good!
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Anyone try tribo on the bearings? I have heard of people using it to lube the motor bearings and bushings, wondered if anyone has tried using it on the bearings.
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Old 04-20-2004, 01:23 PM   #5
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I use John Zubak's Speed Lube. Use on motor bearings & wheel bearings too !!!! I first clean them on my ultra-sonic jewelry cleaner with wd40. Let it seat on "Restore" (same as Prolong) engine lubricant until next race day. Put a drop of Speed Lube before the race. Z O O O M.......Z O O O M ........
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Acer SIN Bearing oil. I like it better than the Royal oil.
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Anyone try tribo on the bearings? I have heard of people using it to lube the motor bearings and bushings, wondered if anyone has tried using it on the bearings.
tribo works well, i've found good o'l motor oil works fine and is cheap to get....
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Old 04-20-2004, 03:53 PM   #8
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Zubak's Speed Lube seems to work the best for the guys around here. Tribo is a bit thick for bearings, it works well on bushings though.
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how does skateboard lube work?
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Old 04-22-2004, 07:30 PM   #10
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Motor oil 5W - 40 works well. . .
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how does skateboard lube work?
i use some high speed rollerblade lube and it hasnt failed me yet... i havent tried anything else tho
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I use no oil.
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I found conflicting info about this, I've heard use Mobil 1, I've heard use graphite, and also I've heard use Trinity Royal Oil, can I get some input from people that have tried different things?
Thanks guys.
Shell full synthetic 5w costs aprox au$ 11 and you get 1/2 liter will last for months
i clean out my bearings every 2 weeks and each time i relube with Shell
my bearings roll as good as any other lube if not better
my 2 cents worth
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I use no oil.
Im suprised none of your bearings havent overheated and blown up yet!
Sure, with no oil in after being flushed out they will be really free.
BUT while being spun around at high RPM during a race underload they will be come very hot and start to seize up resulting in a bearing that will be no better than a bushing.
They will wear like hell if they do last too.
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want to know the best oil hands down???? i learned this little secret from a old pro a while back... i have tested it many time s and it is the best i have seen...

go to a music store and buy a bottle of valve lube for trumpets...

it is a very very thin oil... and using it requires alot of maintinance... it does not pick up dirt and stays free for a long time.. but because it is thin it requires more cleaning and oiling...

i did a test with new bearings and old bearing..

eith new bearing the first thing u need to do is soak them in a degreaser to get all of the packing grease out... let them dry then put a light amount of the valve lube on them... it is very thin and if u put to much on it will run all over...


but with new bearings on average i got 30 seconds more roll time then the next oil....( this is on a pan car axle)

with t a used not so good bearing i got about 20 seconds more roll time..

ion my tc3 i have a chepo set of bearing and i use the valve lube... it spins more free then anyone elses ive seen.. it is even better then the ceramic bearings ive seen...

Now granted this is my opinion... but u should try it.. it cost like 5 bucks for a nice sized bottle of lube... i have had the same bottle for 2 years.. it is the only thing i use and will ever use...
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