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In the past I have used chainsaw 'Chain, Bar and Sprocket Lube' on my bike chains with good success.

Has any one had any experience using this type of oil/lube on the current types of o-ring chains?
 

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Hi Wombat,

For what it's worth, I've been using Motul chain cleaner and chain lube since day one on the 1200 and there's over 19,000 miles on the original chain; was told to wait for 24,000 mile service to see if it needed to be replaced then. I'm easy on the bike for the most part (13,000 miles out of original Bridgestones), but I'm sure using a quality lube helped out some.

Just the opinion of the "village idiot" again: Jim
 

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No, but I've been very pleased with Yamaha factory spray chain lube. Factory part # ACC-CHAIN-LU-13.
 

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Scottoil is very similar to chainsaw oil. In fact some people use chainsaw oil in their Scottoilers as it's far cheaper. Seems to work ok.
 

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My Dealer (and other bike people) told me to use Kerosene as a cleaner and use a nylon bristle type brush. He also said to use any lube that is ok for "o" ring chains, the "wax" kind. I am just now ready to oil my chain myself for the first time (the Dealer did it for me the last two times I was in for something) - what kind of bike/jack stand are you all using? If I have to roll this thing to get to the chain...any suggestions?
 

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Last year was the first time I've had a chain drive in the stable again for many years, and man has it changed. When I got my DL650 I tried the following products and have had very good results in this limitted time with them:

Chain cleaner:
http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2...D&Product_Code=M8526&Category_Code=clean_lube

Lube: (I also like PJ black lable)
http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2...oduct_Code=924503110&Category_Code=clean_lube

Cleaning and lubing tool:
http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=M8521&Category_Code=moose

The moose tool is pretty slick... does a great job cleaning with the moose cleaner which is a lot nicer stuff to work with than kero., although kero does work well and acts as an additional lube... not sure how it is w/ O-rings though.

Once you have it clean, there is a port in the cleaning tool you can use to apply lube (after you wipe it out) that the hose from the lube can just plugs into, and gives nice even distribution with no overspray. The BelRay lube has in my experience been true to claim, and runs very clean, making mid road trip maint simple, just add some lube and clean it when ya get home.

Have fun
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[ This message was edited by: GRN on 2007-02-07 07:35 ]
 
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