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Tried regular grease on one way bearing?

Sorry for reviving this old thread but I noticed that no one mentioned the low temp performance of Isoflex. It is good down to -58F. It is relatively thin at room temp and maybe grease that is good at -58F must be thin at room temp. Grease that is thicker at higher temps might be even better at other requirements like not being forced out by centrifugal force. If you don't ride in temps below 0 degrees, maybe you don't need Isoflex and maybe a more viscous grease would be even better.

On the other hand, maybe more viscous grease causes too much friction at idle. Has anyone tried good high quality grease yet on their sheath or one way bearing?

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Mobilgrease 28 and I think Aeroshell 20 something have almost identical properties to Isoflex. Look them up and decide from there. Theyre much less expensive.
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Here you go. Had to find my old post from Dec:

Aeroshell 22 and Mobilgrease 28. Both are mil-spec oils meant for aviation landing gear. They both have similar or better performance low/high temp wise. $13 per tube.
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If you look around, isoflex can often be found much cheaper ok eBay. I wound up with a small tube, but you don't use much doing a service.


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If you look around, isoflex can often be found much cheaper ok eBay. I wound up with a small tube, but you don't use much doing a service.


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Most of the Isoflex on Ebay is promoted for use in snow mobiles. For that application I think it makes more sense. It is very low viscosity and stays low viscosity down to -40C. I know I don't need that as much as I need a lubricant that won't drift onto the belt and the surfaces that interface with the belt. A thicker lubricant would be better for that. I suspect BRP specs Isoflex for their ATV's because it was carried over from their snow mobile roots.

My reason for asking if anyone had tried other lubes is a deadline more than price. I wanted to finish my One Way rebuild yesterday and there was no Isoflex in town. I used "premium red grease" and test drove it briefly yesterday and it exceeded my expectations. If I ever decide to switch to Isoflex it would be fairly easy to clean out the red grease. Before trying Isoflex I would probably use "Super Lube 3 oz. Synthetic Grease with Syncolon PTFE" because it has similar specs and it is easier to get for less than $10.

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I was going to order some of Isoflex grease before, but with the cost and having to wait wait for it to arrive, I decided to check the spec's on the Isoflex Grease and Super Lube Synthetic Grease (which I already had). And after looking at the spec's on them both, the spec’s on the Super Lube exceed the spec’s of the isoflex.

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Isoflex — Resistant to water and ambient media


Super Lube — Excellent dielectric, impervious to salt water

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Isoflex — Temperature range —60 to 250 deg. F

Super Lube — Temperature range —45 to 450 deg. F

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Isoflex — Dropping point 240 C

Super Lube — Dropping point 260 C

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(The dropping point of grease is the temperature at which it passes from a semi solid to a liquid)

I have been using this for several years now and it's working fine and it was cheaper and is available locally.

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If you look around, isoflex can often be found much cheaper ok eBay. I wound up with a small tube, but you don't use much doing a service.


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Most of the Isoflex on Ebay is promoted for use in snow mobiles. For that application I think it makes more sense. It is very low viscosity and stays low viscosity down to -40C. I know I don't need that as much as I need a lubricant that won't drift onto the belt and the surfaces that interface with the belt. A thicker lubricant would be better for that. I suspect BRP specs Isoflex for their ATV's because it was carried over from their snow mobile roots.

My reason for asking if anyone had tried other lubes is a deadline more than price. I wanted to finish my One Way rebuild yesterday and there was no Isoflex in town. I used "premium red grease" and test drove it briefly yesterday and it exceeded my expectations. If I ever decide to switch to Isoflex it would be fairly easy to clean out the red grease. Before trying Isoflex I would probably use "Super Lube 3 oz. Synthetic Grease with Syncolon PTFE" because it has similar specs and it is easier to get for less than $10.
The isoflex used in the BRP sleds is in the center main bearing of some of the motors....so it sees heat. I don't doubt it's good grease, but as mentioned all over this thread, there are lots of alternatives. I've serviced the 1-way with whatever chassis grease was in my grease gun before with no effects. (I ran stock primary clutch on my 07 and serviced the 1-way yearly for 5 years)

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I use Lucas extra heavy duty grease (green in color). Been using it on my clutch for 3 years now no issues. I re grease once a year and the grease is always still present each time I pull the clutch.

As long as its a good high heat drop off grease, and you do not go super long intervals between servicing your clutch I don't see a problem.
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