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Service manual specifies "molybdenum disulfide oil solution" to lube head bolt threads and washers.

What is this? Assembly lube? The only stuff I found at parts stores is multi purpose bearing grease with moly. What is the right stuff and where to find? Could I just use motor oil?

Am I needlessly obsessing over minor details?
 

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Most assembly lube has moly. Torque values will change with diff lubricants, it's worth doing correctly. I like Permatex assembly lube, use sparingly.
 

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Most assembly lube has moly. Torque values will change with diff lubricants, it's worth doing correctly. I like Permatex assembly lube, use sparingly.
Thanks. I'll look for it!
 

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ARP includes a moly lube with their fasteners if I'm not mistaken. You can buy the lube by itself, it could be worth looking into if all else fails.
 

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hi lenshead,i take it your changing your sprocket?....mo:apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution,(mixture of engine oil and molybdenum disulfide grease in a weight ratio is 10:1....taken straight from kawasaki factory manual!hope this helps....ps 10 parts engine oil/1 part grease.
 

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hi lenshead,i take it your changing your sprocket?....mo:apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution,(mixture of engine oil and molybdenum disulfide grease in a weight ratio is 10:1....taken straight from kawasaki factory manual!hope this helps....ps 10 parts engine oil/1 part grease.
That's very helpful, where in the manual does it say that?
 

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Most assembly lube has moly. Torque values will change with diff lubricants, it's worth doing correctly. I like Permatex assembly lube, use sparingly.
Oops! That stuff contains no moly. but Permatex. ®. Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube, Silicone/Moly does, so does Permatex Slik-Pak 5th Wheel Grease.

ARP is easy to find on-line, but I'll take a drive around to my local shops first.

Thanks for the info, guys!

Edit: this is what I ended up with. Moly disufide is a solid similar to graphite and does not tend to stay suspended in oil. So it is usually mixed with grease in a paste form. This seems to re-enforce the above service manual instruction about mixing with motor oil.
 

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Same as what dsbat stated and there should also be numbers for a certain weight motor oil as well. Do no over lube and be very gentle if its a first gen as their case metal was a little soft.:thumbsup:
 

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Oops! That stuff contains no moly. but Permatex. ®. Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube, Silicone/Moly does, so does Permatex Slik-Pak 5th Wheel Grease.

ARP is easy to find on-line, but I'll take a drive around to my local shops first.

Thanks for the info, guys!

Edit: this is what I ended up with. Moly disufide is a solid similar to graphite and does not tend to stay suspended in oil. So it is usually mixed with grease in a paste form. This seems to re-enforce the above service manual instruction about mixing with motor oil.
I actually bought the same stuff to prepare for shim removal on the valve. Everything was in Spec so never used it but I think I will keep it just encase. :wink:

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molybdenum disulfide grease

hi lenshead,all i can say is the pdf manual is missing some text that kawasaki puts in the factory manual??i bought the proper manual from my kawasaki dealer (70 quid)and its in there.hear's a pic..
 

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WOW. That info is not in my PDF. Rep for you my freind!:hello:

Makes me wonder what else is missing. I would have appreciated better instructions on alternator installation. It has a spring loaded gear with no easy way to pre-load it so it mates with the clutch gear....Grrrr....
 
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