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Is there a less expensive alternative to No-Toil rim grease?


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I've got an XR650R, which requires a lot of rim grease (due to the size of the intake behind the filter.

I love No-Toil, but I go through a lot of rim grease to ensure no dirt sneaks in around the edges.

Is there an inexpensive alternative to their rim grease?

I know you can use Oxi-Clean as a sub for the cleaner...🙂

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Maybe some bikes are different, but all of my bikes (ktm, husaberg, suzuki, and my old kawi) seal just fine without grease. I stopped using it years ago. I race frequently in extreme dust and i have never seen the slightest hint of any dirt sneaking in around the edges of the filter. Those things generally clamp down pretty tight.

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Maybe some bikes are different, but all of my bikes (ktm, husaberg, suzuki, and my old kawi) seal just fine without grease. I race frequently in extreme dust and i have never seen the slightest hint of any dirt sneaking in around the edges of the filter. Those things generally clamp down pretty tight.

My YZ250 does too, but I grease it anyways, just in case. I use a John Deere HD farm machinery pivot/wheel bearing grease.

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Why run grease? I have never ever ever used any sort of aftermarket seal. Plastic/metal ring of the airbox on a well oiled filter. 12+ years in VERY dusty and muddy conditions with no problems. If the filter can keep the bad stuff out by itself with oil on it, then why the hell does it need a seal other than filter touching airbox?

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+2 on the ProSeal

It is made of scuba suit neoprene. Depending on the bike, it either bolts on or is held on with adhesive. A much cleaner and simpler alternative to rim grease.

The grease or Proseal is just a layer of insurance againset imperfections that the filter 'rides' over. May not be needed but, I'd hate to be the one to realize it was needed on my bike.

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