Here is an article I wrote this spring for Bel-Ray’s Tech Notes, a monthly technical publication published by Bel-Ray. Read more Tech Notes at www.belray.com
Where Would We Be Without Waterproof Grease?
One of the most well-known Bel-Ray products in the current Powersports line is the tub of Bel-Ray Waterproof Grease. This aluminum complex grease is a high-performance general use grease suitable for applications in the Powersports, automotive and marine fields.
This staple product of the Powersports line is widely considered as the best in the industry and can be found on workbenches around the world. The same grease has been used by the backyard mechanic tinkering on his latest project, all the way up to the professionally trained working on high dollar racing machines. Bel-Ray Waterproof Grease has been used by National and World Championship racers over the years and is currently the choice of Supercross winner Chad Reed and the Two Two Motorsports team. The team’s mechanic, Lars Lindstrom, uses the grease for several applications including all suspension linkage bearings, steering stem bearings, front and rear axles and swingarm pivots. The grease is an essential part of the team’s pre-race regime.
One other use that many people don’t think of comes from Dodge Motorsports / Hart and Huntington team mechanic Tony Berluti. In addition to the typical uses, Tony spreads a thin layer on the threads of bolts to ensure correct torque specs and even “paints” a thin layer on the flange of the associated nut. This allows for an accurate feeling when the nut is tight and doesn’t offer a false sense of security.
New motorcycles today are expensive, and one way of extending their longevity is by doing the proper initial set-up. While you may want to ride that new machine as soon as you roll it off the showroom floor, it would be better for the long-term health of your vehicle to spend the first weekend in the garage doing some pre-ride maintenance. Due to production line time constraints and costs, most new vehicles are severely lacking the proper lubrication necessary for long vehicle life. A simple tub of Bel-Ray Waterproof Grease will save you from failure down the road. Working with the owner’s manual provided, a complete suspension disassembly, greasing and re-assembly will give you peace of mind and better performance. You should repeat these steps for any location where grease would be required as per the owner’s manual.
But the grease can be used for much more than your typical Powersports applications. In the high-stress environment of a marine trailer wheel bearing, Bel-Ray Waterproof Grease is an excellent choice. The 100% salt waterproof properties of this grease and the high-temperature stability mean this grease will not wash away at the boat ramp or melt off on the highway.
These are just some of the great uses for Bel-Ray Waterproof Grease. What other applications have you found?
Bel-Ray Waterproof Grease is available in a 16 oz. tub, a new 14 oz. cartridge suitable for use in most grease guns and a pail.Share