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Hoosier
09-29-2009, 11:45 PM
Can't remember what to buy...

polarisrider1
09-30-2009, 12:04 AM
low temp. marine. is the best. lol I use whatever is in the grease gun at the time. It's the wrong answer technically but some grease is way better than no grease.

obob
09-30-2009, 12:10 AM
Full Synthetic

ezra
09-30-2009, 01:04 AM
meand polarisrdr must have gone to the same grease gun class if I could just buy a grease gun that lasted I would be happy

vx700xtc
09-30-2009, 04:05 AM
what ezra said.

mjkaliszak
09-30-2009, 08:06 AM
X3 for ezra. I just wipe the spindle & skid bushing areas a little more thru the year. I did buy a pnuematic grease gun, still have to dink with it.

michaeladams
09-30-2009, 03:59 PM
butter or lard might work

famousguy
09-30-2009, 05:17 PM
I'm with polarisrider1. Whatever is in the gun has always worked for me.

indy_500
09-30-2009, 05:30 PM
holy cow famousguy and polarisrider1 agreed on something! sorry i had to point it out

classic_rider
09-30-2009, 06:21 PM
I have 1 grease gun for the truck and
1 for the sleds,,,use only polaris low temp synthetic for sleds,,,grease is cheap bearings are not

polarisrider1
09-30-2009, 07:56 PM
Holy cow Indy 500, we did, didn't we. LOL Now shouldn't you be doing your homework or something. Note: if it's not broke fix it until it is. quote from your Dad.

indy_500
09-30-2009, 08:38 PM
i don't have that much homework tonight. just enjoying reading that a trail rider and an off trail rider who disagree on everything actually agree on this.

polarisrider1
09-30-2009, 10:38 PM
I was in shock too! I suspect famousguy is alright. He is not into Garden tools and standing up riding. I used to be a high speed, high mileage rider. One day I woke up after a ski to ski lock up head on in freezing rain just North of Newberry. On a 7 day loop. Had to get to Grand Marais that night since we had a room booked. Looking thru about a 1"x1" sq. of face shield. the rest was iced solid. I could of died that night. The other guy was okay to, but we both know that it was a close call with death. Off trail riders are not as drunk as the bar hoppers on the trail. Most riders are sober but many use the trails as a means to get from bar to bar. Most of us off trail guys are stone sober not stoned. The speeds are slower and the callenges greater "off trail". The key to "off trail is "Do not tresspass, do not destroy mother nature. Check out with Plat books, gps, local maps and any other resources you can. Do it right. I love to ride Queensland. They welcome off trail on the North side of Superior. Manatouwadge, North of Hearst, Hornpayne, North of Elliot lake, Moose Factory (goggle it). Chaplau, Nakina all great riding all in Ontario. I do recommend joining MSA www.msasnow,org

famousguy
09-30-2009, 11:10 PM
LOL.. Indy, you caught it

I suspect that polarisrider1 and I probably have a lot more things we can agree on as well....

famousguy
09-30-2009, 11:16 PM
polarisrider1

Glad we can agree on it.
I think I am just too lazy to stand up.

LOL and the whole Garden Tool thing just started as a joke years ago with my brother.

I have been riding for 35 years and my brother has been for 40. A few years back when we saw (for the first time) a guy with a backpack with tools sticking out of it, my brother stopped me on the trail and akse me if I saw the guy with the garden tools on his back, we both just started laughing. Mainly because we had never seen it before. So, it really is just a bit of humor between him and I.

I have nothing against off trail riders at all.

fcat700
10-01-2009, 02:35 PM
Do I feel a group hug coming?

Oh, by the way, I use low temp grease.

indy_500
10-01-2009, 10:00 PM
i'm getting closer and closer to offtrail! lol another lost trail rider..jk i could ride offtrail but i can't stop riding trails. i added a 3 in. handlebar riser so i can stand up. and some C&A Pro Ski's that are a little bit wider and a ton lighter.

famousguy
10-01-2009, 11:01 PM
fcat700

Now wait a minute, we are all friends here, but I am NOT hugging anyone...

ezra
10-01-2009, 11:46 PM
then I guess spooning is not a option?

crskidoo
10-02-2009, 12:05 AM
I think if your worried about what kind of grease your using your also taking the time to actually grease your sled and look at it once in a while. Any grease is better then no grease like what has already been said. fcat700..hularious.. These discussion boards crack me up..

polarisrider1
10-02-2009, 12:14 AM
No No to spooning, LOL. indy 500, I will let you ride my switch/RMk morphed sled any time you want. You just can't take it home. No purchase required. Oh you must pay your own way too! Polarisrider1 offers a group hug!!! not. lol

famousguy
10-02-2009, 12:19 AM
ezra..ezra..ezra..

You are correct. No spoons

frnash
10-02-2009, 12:57 AM
No spoonin'?
I guess no forkin' either then, eh? http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif

polarisrider1
10-02-2009, 01:19 AM
frnash, definately no forking. (please fix up my spelling). high 80's must be nice. We are enjoying 40 degrees and rain.

chords
10-02-2009, 02:54 AM
Well then. If grease is grease, then oil is oil and gas is gas. It all comes from the same whole in the ground. And when done ends up in a diff whole.

Really how can grease quality and importance and get blown off so easy.

aesynthetics
10-15-2009, 12:35 AM
Amsoil Product Code: GRGCR-EA Ultimate protection for hard-driven, high-performance vehicles. Dramatically reduces friction and wear for improved performance. Excels at both high- and low-temperature performance. Outperforms other conventional and synthetic greases.

t_man
10-15-2009, 10:47 AM
FWIW, I contacted Amsoil technical support last month to confirm which of their greases they recommend for snowmobile suspensions. I received the following prompt response:

Thank you for contacting AMSOIL.

In response to your inquiry, the water resistant grease (GWR) is the best choice for your snowmobile suspension parts.

Thanks again for the opportunity to respond to your concerns. As always, please feel free to contact us again if we can be of further assistance.

The water resistant grease is Amsoil Product Code: GWRCR-EA

My order of the water resistant grease should be delivered today or tomorrow...

aesynthetics
10-16-2009, 01:02 AM
GWRCR-EA will work well also, geared more toward bearings subjected to water such as boat trailers, etc., just a little more viscosity in the cold temps but better water resistance if you should go water skipping.