- Nov 24, 2018
I bought some SilverHook silicone grease off Ebay for my battery terminals, and packed out behind the dust seal on the main bearing before pushing the seal back in and wiping away the excess. I also packed out around the crank on the R/H side filling the void behind the circlip from the crankshaft bearing to the outer edge and refitted the crank arm. Been keeping the bike indoors and noticed some grease later that day on the laminate so wiped it and put some kitchen towel under it...a fair bit came out so just popped off the arm and the void is there again it's run out of the space...I was hoping it would be viscous enough to hold it's own form and not do this...is this normal (have I bought fake grease??!) and/or is there another thicker silicone grease I could use instead? The room it is in isn't that warm either, not even 20c so during use the crankshaft and motor may get higher than this, especially in summer? Or is packing it out like that excessive? The insides are still coated btw...