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Old 09-07-2012, 08:03 AM   #15211
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as a returning rider (33 years away) and thus a noob, i'm wondering what folks use to lube their chains?...


so, without starting a flame range war, what/how do most of you use/do to keep your drive chain lubed?
My current bike has a belt but I was previosuly using this with seemingly good results.

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Old 09-07-2012, 08:52 AM   #15212
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I use Chain Wax sold at most motorcycle shops. Easy to spray, lasts a long time, lubes up pretty good.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:48 AM   #15213
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as a returning rider (33 years away) and thus a noob, i'm wondering what folks use to lube their chains?

i have a 2006 z750s with an o-ring chain.

the chain was lubed 2 weeks ago by carlos up at sotomoto/greenwich ct-rye ny border. (VERY good guy).

the z750s doesn't have a center stand but i picked up a pitbull off craigslist so getting the rear wheel properly off the ground is not an issue even though the bike is parked in my co-op's garage.

so, without starting a flame range war, what/how do most of you use/do to keep your drive chain lubed?

thanks in advance to those who care to share.

be well.

rob
There is nothing to debate, if you are using the stock chain, and I can't imagine you would use anything other than that if you care about your motorcycle. You should only use:

No other lube will protect the OEM seals on things like the primary shaft, rear wheel bearings, etc. The worst thing you could ever do is use the wrong chain lube on seals. I see it all the time guys use chain lube for cars and have all kinds of problems.
I see you own an old RD, I seriously hope you only use OEM powerbands, the aftermarket ones are a disservice for a classic bike like yours.
Please do not use this brand they are truly horrible
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:39 AM   #15214
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Some people say O-ring chains don't need any lubrication since the working parts are sealed. I use whatever I have handy just to keep the outer links from rusting.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:15 AM   #15215
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Loobman

Another chain lube alternative, the Loobman. Bought one from this thread in Vendors for $29 delivered. Just completed a 3400 mile trip with it and it worked great. Proper installation is key, just follow the included directions. I used regular motor oil (it's what they recommend) and it did the job pretty easy. If I forgot to lube at a gas stop I simply depressed the button to oil the chain on the fly. It was a great addition to the bike.

BTW, I use a Scottoiler on my VFR and I like the loobman better since I choose when to oil vs. a constant oiling.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:23 AM   #15216
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When I had an old Triumph, it leaked oil all over the chain (and rear wheel unfortunately), never had a problem with the chain, so I guess motor oil works well. In addition, it actually had a chain oiler which dripped crankcase oil onto the chain, it was adjustable to regulate the flow.

Same with British cars I had. They all leaked oil, spread all over the under carriage, never had a problem with them rusting. Well, the fronts at least.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:12 PM   #15217
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:25 PM   #15218
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My current bike has a belt but I was previosuly using this with seemingly good results.

Tipsy

FYI Apparently the formula for this stuff was changed and not great any more.

read article here-> http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/dupon...ain-lube-2012/
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:46 AM   #15219
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Tornado just touched down in B'lyn on the Belt near Coney Island, hope none of you guys were out riding.

Whole area up through CT is under a Tornado watch, good luck to all.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:53 AM   #15220
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Tornado just touched down in B'lyn on the Belt near Coney Island, hope none of you guys were out riding.

Whole area up through CT is under a Tornado watch, good luck to all.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:14 PM   #15221
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:12 AM   #15222
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FYI Apparently the formula for this stuff was changed and not great any more.

read article here-> http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/dupon...ain-lube-2012/



I bought a case of that. Just noticing now it's the "new" stuff.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:02 AM   #15223
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Howdy--I want some prescription ear plugs with built-in speakers. Anyone know a good ENT in Brooklyn or Manhattan who will take Oxford Insurance to make these?
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:27 PM   #15224
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a nice nite in nyc

bee-U-tea-full night to be riding a motorcycle in gotham.

there is a chill in the air i haven't felt in near six months.

man, i have work to do but i passed my exit and just kept going a few more miles so i can come around home the long way.

enjoy the night.

yup yup.

be well.

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Old 09-11-2012, 05:12 AM   #15225
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agreed, I had a great ride last night as well. Should be a good night at the EAR!
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