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Author Topic: 1955 super meteor gear case oil  (Read 180 times)

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1955 super meteor gear case oil
« on: June 23, 2013, 09:46:12 PM »
Hey can someone tell me the best oil an weight to use in the gear case? It's a 4speed super meteor.

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Re: 1955 super meteor gear case oil
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013, 11:44:29 PM »
I use 80w90 gear lube in my primary.

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Re: 1955 super meteor gear case oil
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 12:00:19 AM »
Don't these old bikes use thin grease in their transmissions?  I know some of the Bullets did.
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Re: 1955 super meteor gear case oil
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 12:34:25 AM »
The manual recommends 40w oil for the gearbox, I use the grease they use in the later Bullets CMW has it. You could use 80-90w also. They leak a lot less with the grease. I'd use 10-30w in the primary.   ERC
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Re: 1955 super meteor gear case oil
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 02:45:17 AM »
00 grease is hard to find in small quantities these days.  Most places will sell it in 35lb buckets for heavy equipment and industrial gear.  Hence, buying from NFG/CMW.  "Grease" conjures up images of chassis lube and 00 is no where near that thick.  It's more a semi-liquid, pasty stuff, depending on the temp.  It gives up it's oil easily compared to say a wheel bearing grease.
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