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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 17th February 2020, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Never use chain lube again!?!?!?

I stumbled across this little gem today, not sure if it is already posted somewhere, I couldn't see it anywhere. It is an interesting video and well worth 12 minutes of your time.

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I'm subscribed to this channel. Their videos are excellent. Very educational and entertaining at the same time. I can't stand motorcycle videos that have heavy metal music playing over the dialogue and poorly produced videos that just have someone talking while he's riding. You won't find any of that stuff here.

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Hmmm... they do say motor oil on your chain don't they.
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A friend of mine used to used Castrol motor oil (dont know what weight) on his chains on his VTR1000F and then his Trumpies...

I learned to ride faster than him, as the slick he left behind.....ha ha....

But, seriously, apart from the mess, and yes it was messy, his chain and sprockets went 50k kms or more....and he rode hard and with a pillion all the time....just dribbled it on with a small bottle with a tapered top.....

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A friend of mine used to used Castrol motor oil (dont know what weight) on his chains on his VTR1000F and then his Trumpies...

I learned to ride faster than him, as the slick he left behind.....ha ha....

But, seriously, apart from the mess, and yes it was messy, his chain and sprockets went 50k kms or more....and he rode hard and with a pillion all the time....just dribbled it on with a small bottle with a tapered top.....
When my chain lube runs out I think I'll try the toothbrush application could be a little less messy???
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Some years ago I got a Scott Oiler and I have no regrets.

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So the gear oil is the best bang for your buck😊
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....i dont know any Scott's.....i got a Dan i know to do it....

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Gear oil has good resistance to shear and pressure.....so it would probably be a good move, and i do like the toothbrush idea that Cruze put up......

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O-ring chains need very little lubrication. I've seen folks NEVER lube their o-ring chain and have their chain last for about 20K miles. All that o-ring chains need is to have a bit of lubrication to keep the o-rings pliant, stop rust, and to give a bit of cushion between the chain and the sprocket.

There are now wax-based ("dry") chain lubes that spray on liquid and which quickly penetrate and dry leaving no visible film. They don't attract dirt, so your chain never needs to be cleaned. They don't fling off, so your rear wheel never needs to be cleaned. Use them with your o-ring chain and alll that you need to do is give your chain a quick spritz now and then and you're golden.

You can purchase expensive motorcycle wax-based chain lube, but for a fraction of the price you can go with:

Blaster Dry Lube With Teflon
DRY LUBE WITH TEFLON? ? Blastercorp
According to Blaster Corp, "Yes, this product is safe for o-rings."

You can get it at many (but apparently not all) Home Depots, and Lowes Hardware stores, for about $4.50 to $5 a can.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Blaster-...-TDL/202532762

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Blaster-Har...ricant/1066849

Your chain is now extremely low maintenance!
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