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Old 05-12-2008, 05:08 PM   #1
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Do you guys service your centax after every race meeting???........what is the best grease to use on the thrust assembly and what bearing oil for the clutch bearings???...............
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Do you guys service your centax after every race meeting???........what is the best grease to use on the thrust assembly and what bearing oil for the clutch bearings???...............
Use a known good molydenum grease or Black grease for the trust bearing and use the Serpent bearing Lube #1682 for your clutch bearings.
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I use the Associated black grease for the thrust washer and 30W Mobil One for the clutch bearings. Do both before the race day starts and both before the main.
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i use the associated black grease, works great
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I used to use the Associated black grease on the thrust bearing. Now I use the Mugen Super Grease. I never oil the clutch bearings. I don't want to get anything on the clutch parts. I haven't blown a clutch bearing in years..
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i use high temp disc bearing grease from my truck..work's great and i've got enough to last to the 24th century..i don't oil my bearing's either..i change them once a month...from AVID Bearing's . com $1.00 ea. ( for any bearing )
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i too do not oil my clutch bearings, greased the thrust bearings esp. for races and before long mains
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Take the clutch bell off after every race, clean the clutch shoe with denatured alcohol ( fuel and dirt get in there during fast pit stops or if you have a sloppy pitman ). Clean the thrust bearing after each day of racing to prolong its life, and Mugen Super Grease works great for the thrust bearing.
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Regular grease on the thrust bearing will stick on the inside of your body after you pull the throttle for the first time.

I use this Trinity purple stuff (the really sticky one), or a graphite spray that will dry on and leave a thin film.
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After every race, remove all the centax parts and clean with no clorinated brake parts cleaner, lubricate the bearing with boca bearings high temp oil,for the thrust bearing I use Syntetic grease that is normaly used to lubricate retainers pins for brembo brakes, work great. starting the race day I pust some of these grease on the thrust bearing ans I check the bearing before the main and still have grease, put some moore and ready!
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I too use associated black grease and no oil on the bearings. If you start to see sparks it's time to replace the shoe.
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i use caster oil an thrust bearing and bearing it works great
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If I am using a thrustbearing I use Tri-Flow, it is a spraycan with a teflon oil, it works great on the bearing and CVD's.

Normally When the thrustbearing is broken I place a 10x5 brass ring between the 2 steel discs to make it a ball less bearing.
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Every race day I grease with mugen super grease. I do not oil the bearings. just replace them every other meet.
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