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Old 10-25-2012, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Chain lubrication

I tried to search for this before posting, but the Android App doesnt list any results...

Looking for recommendations for a quality chain lube available in the US...

Not an automatic system, just something I can use regularly on my Tiger 800

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Old 10-26-2012, 03:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I tried to search for this before posting, but the Android App doesnt list any results...

Looking for recommendations for a quality chain lube available in the US...

Not an automatic system, just something I can use regularly on my Tiger 800

Thanks
there is some good info here and links to more chain lube tests in the sidebar...
http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/motor...lubes-2010.htm
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use Hypoy 80/90 Gear oil. Recommended by Honda for its CBR1000RR Fireblade no less...



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Old 10-26-2012, 05:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The answers will be all over the place, like oil threads... I have used Bel-Ray for years. The Dupont Teflon chain lube is supposed to be very good. Some people use WD 40...
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The answers will be all over the place, like oil threads... I have used Bel-Ray for years. The Dupont Teflon chain lube is supposed to be very good. Some people use WD 40...
I like the Dupont stuff myself but supposedly it has been reformulated recently and is not as good.....there is some info at the link in post #2
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Thanks for the link...


The stuff the dealer sells seems to be well liked so I just stick with that...
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I like the Dupont stuff myself but supposedly it has been reformulated recently and is not as good.....there is some info at the link in post #2
That is only true of the multi purpose stuff. The chain lube, like I use is still the same. I picked some up at WalMart and a little goes a long way. I contacted Driven as my chain and sprockets came from them and asked them about using WD40 to clean the chain. They said it is fine to use, it won't get past the o-rings, but they recommended using mineral spirits to clean them better/faster. FWIW.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I use and like the Dupont chain lube. The original owner of my bike told me about it; said he used it on everything. (motos, bicycles, guns)

Have over 15000 on the original chain and it looks fine, isn't stretching or developing any tight spots.

I had a Scott-oiler on my last bike and though the chain seemed to like it fine, it was pretty messy.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've used the DuPont Teflon lube my chain's whole life, and it's just about beat now with less than 40,000 miles on it. If y'all know of something better, I'd love to hear about it!

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I've used the DuPont Teflon lube my chain's whole life, and it's just about beat now with less than 40,000 miles on it. If y'all know of something better, I'd love to hear about it! Cheers,
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Heard a lot about DuPont Teflon lube but cannot find it here in the southern tip of Africa. <<Oh Shucks!>>


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