Yep ATF or gear oil is designed to be chopped by gears .. HRC used to use 90W gear oil for chain lube...I wipe mine with an ATF soaked rag. Once a week (5-600 miles) or after riding in the rain, if I remember. I'm getting 20-25k miles out of the cheap Bikemaster X-ring chains I use.
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DuPont Chainsaver. By far the finest I have used in 52 year of bikes. Easy, zero mess, clean chain, no junk getting on the wheel. Cheap.
Could you recommend a good vegatarian alternative?I haven't bought that thin cut vacuum wrapped stuff for years. With the fake "maple" and "hickory" flavorings. Well worth spending a few extra dollars on the thick cut stuff at the deli counter. And with the extra meat thickness you can really press it into the chain, so it holds better and lubricates the o-rings better.
Sorry for going off-topic, but also if you mix a quarter cup bacon grease with a quart of dyno motorcycle oil, the product is the equivalent of full-syn moto oil. And it smells better.
And more off-topic: I'm having a hell of a time keeping the raccoons and opossums out of my garage. Any tips for that?
I used kerosene to clean and DuPont Chain Wax to lube on my Kawasaki Versys chain. The triumph mechanic where I bought my 2018 Bonneville Speedmaster dissuaded me on using kerosene to clean the chain on I’ll take suggestions here as well.
Mate, Kero / paraffin is absolutely fine as far as DID is concerned.. just blow it dry and bang some gear oil on for long life...I used kerosene to clean and DuPont Chain Wax to lube on my Kawasaki Versys chain. The triumph mechanic where I bought my 2018 Bonneville Speedmaster dissuaded me on using kerosene to clean the chain on I’ll take suggestions here as well.
Oops wrong link....But you may want to check this,I use a brush and kerosene for cleanings. Don't need to clean that often Chain Saver doesn't pick up that much crud. But you may want to check this,Kerosene might not be the best choice. I was going to switch back to WD40.
Could you recommend a good vegatarian alternative