With what to lubricate a Hall Detroit Generator?

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by MaxGlide, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. MaxGlide

    MaxGlide Member

    HI all,

    I have a Hall detroit generator like the one in the photo and see that it has a small lubricating nib on each side.

    My question is do I inject some sort of oil in there or grease? Also, about what amount?

    Thanks ..... Wayne

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  2. Chalo

    Chalo Member

    Oil is a safer bet. The only drawbacks to that would be possible weeping onto other parts, and the need for more frequent lubrication.

    I'd add just a few drops to each fitting at first and listen for changes in the sound when it runs.

    If you can determine that only bearings and/or gears are lubricated by the fittings, then use grease.