Chain lubrication - Page 3 - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
Maintenance & Workshop Talk The central area for general maintenance, trouble-shooting and modifications ------------ (Other technical forums on the site are model specific)

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 02:18 AM
Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: Speed Triple R
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sydney
Posts: 32
In my experience, nothing but nothing can clean a chain like WD40. There are theories as to why it may be bad to use as a lubricant and I have done a lot of research and reading into it. In the end though, in the real world, I think it performs better than most chain lubes and does less harm as well. We don't ride in a laboratory and if you ride regularly you don't end up cleaning the chain after every ride. Since I got onto the Bel Ray Superclean product things have been good so far and I hope that it does its job in the long term. We're it not for that, I would be using WD40 or good old fashioned grease before I ever went back the the overpriced, filth-attracting, chain abrading junk that most lubes are.

Last edited by Tokoloshgolem; 10-31-2012 at 02:21 AM.
Tokoloshgolem is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 02:33 AM
New Member
Grand Prix 125
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 25
I use WD40 as as lube, kerosene as cleaner. Both are cheap, and both work.
Bo Heck is offline  
post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 05:45 PM
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2013 Storm Graphite
Durbud's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Indian Harbour Beach FL
Posts: 555
Other Motorcycle: 2007T-100Black/Red(Hers)
Extra Motorcycle: 2009 Scrambler
Dupont multi lube here and 44,000 miles on the chain, still has 1/2 of the adjustment left and no tight spots yet. My mechanic is amazed and selling the dupont lube now too......

2013 Storm
Durbud is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
rear chain lubrication 1935_5/1triumph Classic, Vintage & Veteran 20 07-10-2011 06:15 AM
Chain Lubrication Question Vinnie Boombatz Cruisers - America, Speedmaster 7 07-01-2011 11:46 AM
Chain Lubrication Jackhole Twins Technical Talk 2 03-15-2010 02:54 PM
Chain Lubrication skromfols Twins Technical Talk 74 01-20-2010 11:30 PM
Chain Lubrication cully RAT - United Kingdom 6 06-18-2006 03:41 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome