What Kind of Gear Lube Should I Use?

by Tom
(Lapeer, Mich)

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Am I supposed to use 90W 80 gear lube in the lower case located next to the rear wheel? I picked this 50cc XLR Chinese scooter up used and have never had one before. I've had motorcycles 30 years ago but that was 30 years ago!

The scooter didn't come with an owners manual so I need your help please. From what I remember you can use oil but better to use gear lube. I just want to make sure they haven't started using transmission fluid. Also how high do I fill it? Thanks for the help, Tom G.

P.S. I love the bike, does 40 and from what I hear that's pretty good for an eastern made bike. I'll most likely trade up to a 150cc if I can sell this one down the road.

The electric start doesn't work and what a bummer it's going to be. I traced the problem to a melted wire that's going straight to the crank. I pulled most of it apart and of course had to run into one booger of a screw on the head. Gave up and put it back together for now.... Good winter project for a Michigan resident.


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Sep 23, 2009
I'm answering my own questions to hope and help others now that I've learned
by: Anonymous

Yes it's OK to use 90W-80 lube. As far as how much, I drained mine (easy job) and right next to the fill hole is a tab that says 600ml. Needless to say I was thrilled to see the tab right in front of my nose after posting the Q on every scooter site on the net. Cheers, Tom

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