Gears inside 48 cc (grease or oil)?

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by gomabman, May 4, 2011.

  1. gomabman

    gomabman New Member

    I opened up the gear case to see the components inside and I was wondering if I needed to grease or oil the gears?:confused:

  2. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    Oil will run off, and the case isn't sealed.
    be careful not to put too much grease on the gears tho.
    It could work it's way onto the clutch pads, causing your clutch to become useless.
  3. gomabman

    gomabman New Member


    Sorry for the stupid question but what kind of grease?
  4. Ixlr8

    Ixlr8 Member

    I would strongly suggest synthetic grease. As stated in the other post, a little goes a long way. Too much and bye bye clutch. seriously takes just a small amount
  5. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    I use the high temp red grease "certified for use on European vehicles"
    Just a little blob about the size of a peanut right where the 2 gears mesh to each other.
    No need to spread it all around the gears yourself. They will do that for you while you ride down the road. I most likely over grease them by how often I do it, every other ride. To me it's cheap insurance. Just wipe out the excess grease that gets flung off from inside the gearcase with a q-tip when it gets built up too thick. Sometimes I re-use the flung off grease to lube the gears, it just depends on my mood at the time.