High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
After Barry posted about the ceramic grease, I remembered I just ran out of silicone brake grease...... however, marketing being what it is, I usually check the MSDS sheets to see what's in stuff.... no ceramic in the brake grease, but it will not melt up to 3000F.
Silver anti-seize has aluminum powder not silver. Copper has a bit of copper..... given red's link, probably best avoid copper and aluminum. Stainless and aluminum don't get along very well at all, so use anti-seize there.
Wee story, at the automaker where I worked, we had to order spare caps for the TPMS sensors because they were shiny and kept getting stolen (polished aluminum). It was funny to hear several tales of those who put them on their rubber valve stems and they welded themselves on there. Aluminum and brass don't mix either. There's a reason you have a plastic cap on your brass valve stems...
Additional note, take out your engine mount bolts (the ones where you mount crash bars and sliders), and lube them up with anti-seize. Brush a wee bit in the threaded hole before you install so it takes some to the back side. Trust me, I've seen too many damaged threads......
Keep yer stick on the ice....
2014 FJR1300A - Root Beer, 2008 WR450F, 2006 FJR Project