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I want to grease all the fittings on my 86 XR600 per the shop manual. I've never greased them to date and this will be the first time I've greased anything with a zerc fitting in my life. So if you have any suggestions about grease guns and what I should look for and any comments about greasing in general I would appreciate it very much.

One specific question I have is can I use a moly grease for all the zerc fittings? There is only place where I need to use moly grease and from my research it would appear that I really should use the moly so I will. Now, I'm thinking why not use moly everywhere? That way I only have to buy one type of grease and I can keep the whole process simple. Can I use moly everywhere?

Thanks for you help.

-Alex

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u can use moly everywhere. I recommend getting a grease gun with the fitting mounted to a metal pipe instead of a flexible hose. (u'll see what i mean when u look at a few guns) i hope the bike has been greased since 86 cuz otherwise you might have a bit of a larger project.

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Yea, it might not have been greased since 86, but right now everything appears to be moving just fine. I hope I don't have a larger project.

I have seen the grease guns with the flexible hose and the metal pipe. I thought the flexible hose would be better because some of the zirc fittings looked like they might be hard to reach without a flexible hose. Some of the guns come with both. Why do you like the metal pipe over the flexible hose?

-Alex

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