A question on the grease though...according to the Dexter Axle service manual, I should be using a Lithium Complex grease for the wheel bearings. Locally, I can find Valvoline DuraBlend (part synthetic). It has good water resistance which is nice, but the low temp range is -10 on the tube (website says -25, so something is wrong!). That's cold sure, -10, but some of my trailering areas hit that from time to time. Do I need to be concerned that it's operating temp isn't low enough?
I assume after a few turns the hubs start to warm up. I could go with Valv SynPower grease, which goes to -60, but doesn't offer good water resistance (according to the website). I figure that's a better grease feature to have than the lower temp (for those wet, soggy long drives home from the trails). Again, I'm sure I'm overthinking, but since SynPower wasn't one of the greases listed (even though it meets the specs) in the Dexter manual, I also wondered if I should just not bother with it and if I'm just fine with the DuraBlend.
'04 Yamaha SX Viper ER 700 (mine)
'03 Polaris Super Sport 550 (kids/wife)