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    Chain Maintenance

    Right Iíve just got myself a chain driven bike for about the first time in 20 years. How often do I lubricate it and with what? Presumably weíve moved on from the occasional squirt with WD40

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    Nope.....WD40 lube of champions!

    The only downside is - reapplication every 400kms or so.
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    Hey 👋 chuck Iím using tac2 at them moment (Iím sure there are better products) I clean and lube my chain once a fortnight(or every second tank) . I clean it with kero and brush then wipe with a rag if clean enough I give it a light lube up so itís not dry go for ride and warm up the chain the lube up. Donít clean your chain with stuff like brake parts cleaner, degreaser,wax and grease remover or anything else that is harmful to the orings in the chain.
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    CLS auto luber

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    Inox is the shit

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    Whatever Cully's put on my chain when they serviced it last is the best product I've seen. It's white and kinda waxy, doesn't fling, doesn't pick up crap, and has staying power.

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    Probably just normal yamalube stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApatheticEnd View Post
    Whatever Cully's put on my chain when they serviced it last is the best product I've seen. It's white and kinda waxy, doesn't fling, doesn't pick up crap, and has staying power.

    Benzo You know what it is?
    It's 'Bel-Ray Super Clean Chain Lube' and works really well on road bikes as well as dirt bikes.
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    When I bother/remember, it's Motul Chain Clean and a grunge brush followed by Motul Chain Lube (Road).
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    im pretty sure 95% of memebers here have shares in chain & or lube companys, never have a seen a bunch of people so concerned about a consumable item.


    run the bastard till its noisey then spray with WD40 as needed.. replace when stretched beyond adjusters.... ive never cleaned a chain in my life
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    Scottoiler messy but effective, very effective.
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    Occasinal wipe down with WD40 and keep looser rather than too tight.
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    Love their byline;



    This is really good and doesn't turn your rear wheel black and speckly;



    I am currently still using up a pack of twelve cans of Shell chain lube a mate gave me.
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    Inox is very good.


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    I've been using Inox pretty infrequently because I don't like my current gearing and will be happy when its all out of shape and I can get new chain and sprockets. I haven't adjusted the chain or cleaned the back wheel in over 12,000km.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillz View Post
    im pretty sure 95% of memebers here have shares in chain & or lube companys, never have a seen a bunch of people so concerned about a consumable item.


    run the bastard till its noisey then spray with WD40 as needed.. replace when stretched beyond adjusters.... ive never cleaned a chain in my life
    With your really dirty chain do your regular commute or ride and check fuel economy...

    Then put the bike on a stand and spin the back wheel to see how easy it turns...

    Now thoroughly clean your chain and lube it...

    Now do your same commute or ride and note fuel economy...

    You will get better fuel economy, and if you are getting better fuel economy you are getting better power to the ground...

    Now Iím also of the ďfucked if Iím cleaning a chain all the timeĒ thinking, this is why I tested and proved to myself that WD40 or such is the way to go as it lubes adequately whilst keeping the chain clean...
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    Yeah WD40 is what I've been using for years now, ever since switching from belt drive Buells to 'Busas. Swear by it. Keeps the chain clean, and takes 20 seconds once every 2 tanks of fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich... View Post
    With your really dirty chain do your regular commute or ride and check fuel economy...

    Then put the bike on a stand and spin the back wheel to see how easy it turns...

    Now thoroughly clean your chain and lube it...

    Now do your same commute or ride and note fuel economy...

    You will get better fuel economy, and if you are getting better fuel economy you are getting better power to the ground...

    Now Iím also of the ďfucked if Iím cleaning a chain all the timeĒ thinking, this is why I tested and proved to myself that WD40 or such is the way to go as it lubes adequately whilst keeping the chain clean...
    Makes perfect sense except my bike hasnít got a bloody centrestsnd.
    Presumably I need one of those external stand thingos but where do you get them from and are they model specific?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Steak View Post
    Makes perfect sense except my bike hasnít got a bloody centrestsnd.
    Presumably I need one of those external stand thingos but where do you get them from and are they model specific?
    Some are generic. Some are specific, like for single swing arm bikes. Just make sure you match the pickups with what your bike has (bobbins etc).
    You can also get away with a trolley jack depending on the type of bike (and your risk tolerance).

    After a good chain clean/lube you might just notice the improvement by taking note how it rides before and after.
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