lubing a puch freewheel

I had to pull a freewheel off one of my puch rear wheels and had use lots of WD40 so most likely I washed most of the lube out of it. What should I use to lube the oneway bearings or will the WD40 be fine?

Thanks for looking.

Re: lubing a puch freewheel

Try to dribble some 30w oil into the crack between the ratchet wheel and the cover. Any excess will be flung to the chain anyhow.

Re: lubing a puch freewheel

Moped Lar (OFMC) /

WD40 is never fine as a lubricant. It is basically a solvent. (edited)

Re: lubing a puch freewheel

Wd is great for dissolving old dry grease, I always tip it over and use singer sewing machine lube

Re: lubing a puch freewheel

dan henkleman /

I've taken them apart and repacked with wheel bearing grease, at the direction of a buddy of mine. Well worth it as the thing was pretty dumpy inside although the bike was pretty nice and low miles. That clicking noise they make goes away with good grease in them..

Re: lubing a puch freewheel

Have you heard of chain lube?

You can degrease the freewheel then regrease with some chain lube

Re: lubing a puch freewheel

I put in the ultrasonic cleaner for a hour then worked some bearing grease in to the old school way. AKA like a wheel bearing and now all is well.

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Probably Fred /

> Rocco Taco Wrote:

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> Have you heard of chain lube?

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> You can degrease the freewheel then regrease with some chain lube

That is what I do but I use spray grease not sticky chain lube,

Not really relating to the freewheel topic will but Some brands sticky chain lube will make like a cotton candy spiderweb (when you first put it on your chain) blocking a metal mesh filter (if that side or rear mount carb) in a second making you wonder what’s the matter with your freshly kitted bike’s tune,

I use chain wax for my chains if filter is by drive chain,

Re: lubing a puch freewheel

Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

> TA Rolyat Wrote:

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> I've taken them apart and repacked with wheel bearing grease, at the

> direction of a buddy of mine. Well worth it as the thing was pretty

> dumpy inside although the bike was pretty nice and low miles. That

> clicking noise they make goes away with good grease in them..

How do you take it apart?

Re: lubing a puch freewheel

> Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) Wrote:

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> > TA Rolyat Wrote:

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> > -------------------------------------------------------

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> > I've taken them apart and repacked with wheel bearing grease, at the

>

> > direction of a buddy of mine. Well worth it as the thing was pretty

>

> > dumpy inside although the bike was pretty nice and low miles. That

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> > clicking noise they make goes away with good grease in them..

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> How do you take it apart?

I was wondering the same.

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