Chainring fitting question

EMTBSEAN

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Anyone recently fitted a new chainring, I’ve cleaned everything up but I’m not sure if I should use some kind of grease on the back of the chainring where the chainring butts up to the seal on the motor, any help would be appreciated please.
 

Philly G

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No point at all putting grease there, it will only get washed away, if any remains it will attract grit and act like grinding paste against your motor seal
 

EMTBSEAN

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Hi there Philly G, many thanks for your reply mate, I honestly did think about that but I thought it’d be a good idea just to double check with someone else on here with ultimately more knowledge on these things, thanks buddy.👍
 

Philly G

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All good mate, I've learned the hard way sometimes you can do more harm than good, "killing with kindness"
 

EMTBSEAN

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Yep I’ve been there too mate, I’ll just give it a good clean and maybe use the tiniest dot of light machine oil just on the rubber seal so it’s not completely dry, I’m thinking about friction reduction 😉
 
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