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    Quote Originally Posted by agrid View Post
    I've been using Inox on my chain for two years and my indicator bulbs are fine.
    You love that lanolin feel too, dont ya Agrid?
    Its all good on Ducati's

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    WRT the oil/mx3 mixture., there has always been flushing oil available. Can't give you a specific brand/ viscosity, but it has always been useful for flushing out internal carbon buildup. Very useful in stuff like 2 stroke GM heavy diesels--you drain regular oil, and then run it lightly loaded ( NOT idling) for 15-20 minutes. No more than an hour IIRC, and not under heavy load. Then drain and replace. I have also seen it used on petrol engines--my son bought an incredibly low k Magna, the actual little old lady owner situaion, that was smoking and burning oil. I got him to run the flushing oil through it, actually did a few hours, drained and replaced with regular recommended, problem gone. Running a high detergent diesel oil through petrol engines can also have the same effect-- I ran Rimula X through my petrol Hilux years ago and the sludge buildup inside the rocker box from heaps of very short runs down to the jetty and back disappeared. .. But beware--I have also seen this claim an engine. A vehicle which had obviously never had an oil change, oil like tar, sludge everywhere, tried to run a high detergent oil through. Had over 100,000k's, IIRC. Oil light came on, bad knocking noise. Stripdown revealed a blocked oil intake in the sump, lumps of dislodged crud. So beware.
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    Said many times over the years and I'll repeat it for newbs:



    WD40 or Inox is all you EVER need to use on your chain. PERIOD. (Inox included to calm poor agrid down)

    Fish back over this thread (no pun). Post #60 is the epitome. Look for users reviews.

    Countless accounts are all extremely positive (and still going 3yrs later) but for Thirsty who's chain was rooted after riding practically non stop across Australia.

    My chain still in original condition and still squeaky clean - as are the majority of other early adopters.



    WD40 is fit for purpose. In fact its better for purpose than the thick sticky lubes. Provided you lube every 2nd or so tank full.
    Its all good on Ducati's
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    Well im still running that chain 20,000km on. Yep shes a lkttle noisy when taking off loaded (clicks madly) but its still on there. X rings are torn up. Maybe chain lube have preserved it or maybe gentler riding. I was applying wd40 every 2nd tank. But getting 450km a tank might have pushed things...

    Could be willing to trial it again on a different chain. Actually my rsv4 chain is probably rooted from long term sitting around. Probably worth seeing if wd40 can save it
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    Yep. Seen that clip.

    Still not using any additional lubes.
    Its all good on Ducati's

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    I'm now not using any lube on my commuting bike...











    Yay for shaft drive...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich... View Post
    I'm now not using any lube......

    Yay for shaft drive...
    Thats what she said...
    When the only tool you have is a hammer, every thing starts to look like a nail
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK'N'BLU View Post
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    Thread needs update from thro
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboR1 View Post
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    Yes please....
    Its all good on Ducati's

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    Recommended for use on the new Duke V4's?

    They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits
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    Quote Originally Posted by chew View Post
    Recommended for use on the new Duke V4's?
    Good to see that Ducati has not broken with all of their traditions. The V-twin is dead but the Ducati DNA is still strong.
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    hahaha shit on fire yo



    i swear by WD40 for chain lube & lighting fires

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gippo View Post
    Yes please....

    85,000 km on oem chain (fireblade 530 pitch)

    wd40 exclusive since 12,000km
    only applied like 3-4 times since christmas
    not heaps before that. every few (or more. many more) tanks of fuel.

    chain finally making noises.


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    tempted to try nothing at all next. sealed chains have lube in them. seems being stingy with wd40 was no real problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by thro View Post
    tempted to try nothing at all next. sealed chains have lube in them. seems being stingy with wd40 was no real problem
    Yes, sealed chains have lube between the pins and bushes, but not between the rollers and the bushes...

    The rollers are the bits that spin and allow the chain to roll off the sprocket...

    They are the only thing that chain lube or WD40 lube...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thro View Post
    85,000 km on oem chain (fireblade 530 pitch)

    wd40 exclusive since 12,000km
    only applied like 3-4 times since christmas
    not heaps before that. every few (or more. many more) tanks of fuel.

    chain finally making noises.


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    tempted to try nothing at all next. sealed chains have lube in them. seems being stingy with wd40 was no real problem
    I lube with WD40 maybe every bike detail. Now about every 5th tank.

    My Duc does fark all kms, so chain will last forever....

    I 'm tempted to just not lube at all soon.
    Its all good on Ducati's

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    Anyone tried the liquid WD40 in a scottoiler or similar type device? I used WD40 for quite a few k's on my chain back when I was single, but I found the frequency of reapplying to be the main drawback compared to Maxima Chain Wax which lasts ages. If there was a top up and self oiling solution I'd be extremely tempted to go back to WD40, did a good job and the chain always looked schmick.
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    Inox FTW.
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