The kickstand that came with my bike is rusty and is difficult to adjust. What should I use for lubrication?

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Grease. You want a lubricant that will stick around. WD40 is a degreaser and is designed to penetrate, lubricate then evaporate. Which is great for removing something that's stuck. But for a kickstand you want it to keep working for a long time. So, grease.

  • This is what I used and it worked. I had to grease around the kickstand and the spring.
    – Ambo100
    Aug 4, 2011 at 20:02

"White grease". This is, as it sounds, a grease that is white. Comes in "toothpaste" tubes and spray cans. An auto store will know what you mean.

A little dab 'll do ya.


GT85*, with excess removed :-)

*Or equivalent, even WD40 will suffice.

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