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Guys, what are the pros and cons of each? I've already gone greaseless but just want this one here for more info in the future.

Here's my experience so far:
Greaseless Pros:
Way easier cleaning
Not as dirty to rebuild or work on

Greaseless Cons:
Noisier but not by much
I don't know about life span but I'm assuming not as long due to lack of grease for lubrication

Any other thoughts from guys with experience on this. Todd?


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My father went greasless about 5000miles ago on his with no issues to date. Can't notice any difference after we installed it on his rhino. I'm waiting for the snow to go so I can go greasless on my Viking.

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I'm hoping Todd sees this and chimes in. I don't want this to start being a who's setup is better or worse. I'd just like to see some facts and experience on greaseless or greased assemblies.
 

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That's what I'm thinking but I guess it depends on the material of these greaseless rollers and sliders.
 

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Most of the variator/roller clutches produced run w/o grease. Even Yamaha produces applications that run w/o grease. IME the greased units produced will wear a little better, and possibly react a little more quickly to inputs.... at least until the grease becomes contaminated with grit and/or drys out. There are ways to improve the wear performance of the dry units, which I am working on. The dry units are much easier to clean since there isn't a 1/4 pound of grease to R&R.
 

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Hey madviking, your kind of a "nerd" on clutches and stuff from what I've read on here. I just thought of this but what about a dry graphite spray? I wonder how it would react with the rollers and slider material? I know it works awesome on steel to steel parts and lasts a while too.

I meant nerd as a sarcastic compliment. Lol


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Most of the variator/roller clutches produced run w/o grease. Even Yamaha produces applications that run w/o grease. IME the greased units produced will wear a little better, and possibly react a little more quickly to inputs.... at least until the grease becomes contaminated with grit and/or drys out. There are ways to improve the wear performance of the dry units, which I am working on. The dry units are much easier to clean since there isn't a 1/4 pound of grease to R&R.
good to know, at least it doesn't sound that bad but the greased units were just what i thought.
 

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I'm gonna try it next time I service/clean the clutches.


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