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Author Topic: 90w transmission without sealed bearing?  (Read 1803 times)

Kevin Mahoney

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Re: 90w transmission without sealed bearing?
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2013, 08:36:34 PM »
I will check with "Partsman" Tim and see what the deal is. Sometimes we are just missing something as simple as an O-ring and the kit goes on back-order....or not

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Re: 90w transmission without sealed bearing?
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2013, 10:29:43 AM »
I used a concoction of 1 tube of the green Lucas grease and 1 Qt. 30wt. oil.
heated both in a coffee can on gas grill to mix then poured into old
gear oil bottle with spout. Mix turned solid when cool. To use I'd set bottle
in the sun fer a couple of hours to heat up and be thin enuff to pour thru
spout. Thin enuff to do the job in the box but thick enuff to NOT leak...

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Re: 90w transmission without sealed bearing?
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2013, 05:20:20 PM »
The correct consistency is that of thick "snot"

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Re: 90w transmission without sealed bearing?
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2013, 05:36:19 PM »
And how do you know when there's enough in there?

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Re: 90w transmission without sealed bearing?
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2013, 05:52:30 PM »
And how do you know when there's enough in there?

There's a level checking plug at the front edge of the gearbox cover. You fill it until it starts to drip out of that plug hole. Then put the plug back in, and it's good.
It should be described in the owner's manual and service manuals that you have. If you don't have them, you should get them.
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Re: 90w transmission without sealed bearing?
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2013, 10:36:21 PM »
You can never have too much, only not enough, when there is no oil spot on the ground under the bike, you know it is time to put more in.  But seriously, when it comes out the opening on the front of the gearbox, you are full.

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Re: 90w transmission without sealed bearing?
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2013, 12:54:58 AM »
I just wasn't sure how much of a liquid this was going to be....

The idea is the grease is viscous enough to not come out of the bearing, so I wasn't sure if it was viscous enough to not really pour evenly, and so maybe it would be easy to overfill or under-fill, depending on how the grease fills the box, and when it starts to leave the hole.  I take it if I heat it up, it won't be an issue?

Sorry, my only experience with grease is from a grease gun, and that doesn't pour at all...

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Re: 90w transmission without sealed bearing?
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2013, 01:16:07 AM »
I just wasn't sure how much of a liquid this was going to be....

The idea is the grease is viscous enough to not come out of the bearing, so I wasn't sure if it was viscous enough to not really pour evenly, and so maybe it would be easy to overfill or under-fill, depending on how the grease fills the box, and when it starts to leave the hole.  I take it if I heat it up, it won't be an issue?

Sorry, my only experience with grease is from a grease gun, and that doesn't pour at all...

The original intent was to have a certain amount of the factory grease inside the gearbox, and then any top-offs thereafter would be with 50wt motor oil. The stuff gets mixed around in the gearbox by the gear motion, after it gets heated up. Just fill it up to the level plug, and the gearbox will do the rest of the job.
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Re: 90w transmission without sealed bearing?
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2013, 10:22:03 PM »
I use 30cc syringes to inject grease into the gearbox, works great!
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Re: 90w transmission without sealed bearing?
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2013, 12:23:56 AM »
I use 30cc syringes to inject grease into the gearbox, works great!
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Do you warm it in a spoon first?

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Re: 90w transmission without sealed bearing?
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2013, 03:18:42 AM »
Do you warm it in a spoon first?

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Re: 90w transmission without sealed bearing?
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2013, 03:36:42 AM »
Big spoon and a torch😉
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Re: 90w transmission without sealed bearing?
« Reply #42 on: April 05, 2013, 12:36:40 PM »
The 90w did drain a little into the outside transmission cover (though not on the floor), and I'm going to try to get a grease/oil mix in there.  I liked the post about heating up 30w with grease and pouring it in the transmission; I might try that.

Unfortunately (?), I don't have any used needles kicking around. ???

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Re: 90w transmission without sealed bearing?
« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2013, 03:39:44 AM »
I put 90WT gear oil in my RH shift 2000,because the previous owner said he had installed sealed bearings...and soaked it all up with kitty litter when it was on the floor the next day...damn...stinky stuff...so...I pushed a whole tube of grease into a plastic bucket,mixed in about 1/3 90WT gear oil,packed it back into the tube,and injected it into the ALBION gearbox,and have been topping it off with 90WT...it still leaks on hot days,or after long rides...get the sealed bearings...better yet,do the RH shift conversion,AND sealed bearings...you're an Enfield owner,not a Honda Jockey...you can do this...
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