What's a good hub motor bearing lubricant, White Lightning?

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What's a good hub motor bearing lubricant, White Lightning?

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What's a good hub motor bearing lubricant? I've read somewhere White Lightning was very good.

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Re: What's a good hub motor bearing lubricant, White Lightning?

I was talking to my local bike shop guru here in Napanee, Ontario, and he said he's been using White Lightning for about five years now. It's a wax-based lubricant that flakes off when it comes in contact with dirt. After looking at some of the chains he'd been using it on, I saw that they were clean to the touch. It doesn't mix with water, so it keeps the chain (or whatever else you put it on) rust free too. He also uses lubricants and greases made by the company 'ELA', who design them for elevator systems and bigger industrial machines. The grease made by ELA seems to be really environmentally resistant, which would be good for axles and crank shafts. I haven't tried them myself, but I'm most definitely going to give the White Lightning a try!

That's what I've heard so far, I'll post again once I've actually tried the stuff. Hope that helps!

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Re: What's a good hub motor bearing lubricant, White Lightning?

I would think that the hub motor uses sealed bearings and need no lubrication except as an emergency stop-gap for bearings that are bad anyway.

That's the case on the e-max anyway.

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Re: What's a good hub motor bearing lubricant, White Lightning?

I've used White Lightning on my Charger ebike for a while now. It does work as advertised. The only bad part is that it really helps to get the previous oil completely off first. And that takes spraying it with a good degreaser multiple times or start by putting it on new equipment. Good stuff!

Now, bearings I think would require a heavier grease. I'm about to go buy myself some now as a matter of fact. It should say on the container that it's used for wheel bearings. I used the White Lightning for my motor and gear chains.

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Re: What's a good hub motor bearing lubricant, White Lightning?

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Well the bearing is not exactly on the Hub Motor.
I've had it several years, and since I seem to be having a problem with my range and the new B&B EB12-12 Batteries I want to check everything before I attempt to return them. I put more air in the tires, and that seem to help for awhile, I charged each Battery separately but got no real improvement. The front wheel freewheels pretty good, but the rear seems to be making a slight noise and no actual freewheeling.
So I decided to do something I probably should have done several years ago, read the Owners Manuel. I couldn't locate a copy in the EV DownLoad Library and the fileshare I did has been deleted. I finally found a copy attached to a email from the company in China.

9.7? lubricant parts and cycle
lubricant parts are front axle? rear axle ?middle axle? flywheel and front fork etc. Please clean and lubricate the parts every half year.

So now I'm doing what I should have done several years ago, and hope that helps.
Are there any other suggestions of things I should check, all batteries seem to charge good about 13.4 per battery, but they read the same after I barley make it home, and the gauge is in the red. I didn't solder the connections this time, just in case I had to return them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I really want to get a set of the CSB EVH12150 which I can purchase across the River, but I haven't seen any reviews on them.
BTW, that spec sheet was also deleted, I'll have to get a copy to ILBCNU for the the EV DownLoad Library and repair the link.
Temp link CSB EVH12150 Battery Spec Sheet

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