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Rebuilding '98 FXSTC STARTER

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Tech Talk' started by snydley, May 27, 2018.

  1. snydley

    snydley Active Member

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    I have a '98 Softail and the starter clutch is starting to "drop out" as it's trying to start, sometimes. It still works, but I want to fix it before it strands me somewhere.
    I bought a new starter clutch for it, and the manual says to grease the drive parts with Lubriplate 110 or equivalent grease.
    Well, that crap must be made out of unobtainium because I can't find it at any auto parts around here, or online unless I want to buy a 55Gal drum or a gross of tubes of it. Do any of you know what I can use for a substitute for this grease. I'd like to get something as close as possible to what is called for, or something better.
    Thanks,
    Snyde
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    baggerpaul Well-Known Member

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    Lubriplate is found in napa stores it is engine assembly white grease nothing really fancy .any good quality assembly grease will do
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    snydley Active Member

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    Thanks for the help! I went to NAPA they had Lubriplate 105 with an NLGI number of 0, 110's NLGI rating is 2.5 so I didn't buy it. I never delved into the NLGI specs of grease before, and I had no idea how critical that number is, so I called a friend locally that knows his stuff and he told me what to buy so I did, it's all assembled and I'm ready to reinstall it on the bike.
    Thanks again,
    Snyde
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    10.4 glad you got it going

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