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March 19, 2020 - 5:03 pm
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Don't forget that you only need a minimum of grease in bearings. Too much causes problems, better to wrap them up. Cling film should work well.

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My storage advice still stands for these particular bearings some of us have received. They are presenting bare metal internals on one side, therefore cover with grease before whatever storage method is used. 🙂

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Caked in grease for storage isn't a problem, as long as it's the right grease, or (partly) removed before use. Castrol spheerol is a proper bearing grease and has the consistency of decent gravy, the problem with overheating is when people use grease that has the consistency of custard. 

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No caking took place here Neil 🙂 , just a light coating on what were the exposed areas, then popped back in the plastic zip bags for storage.

At one of the workshops I was based, Castrol rep would pop in fairly regularly for a cuppa and chat, very handy chap. Got half of a 1/2 gallon tub of Castrol pink gel here after c40yrs. Can`t remember what I used it for...Rudge g/box maybe, but sold the bike in`85 so not sure what I used in that box. Maybe it was for some chaincase application?

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But I like cake... 

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D3 (56mm piston, that's right isn't it?) bottom end, seems a decent price and good start for someone maybe? 

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Not for buying, but a new (to me at any rate), style of clutch friction plate bonded pattern from our Strine friends....** Please log in to view **

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Strewth, Blue! Never seen that before. Looks like a grinding disc 🙂 Was reading a post about dragging clutches and new materials earlier. That looks like it would need very careful adjustment. Nice to see new(hidden) tech, though.

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