+1 on the Loobman, that was the one I used before I got the s/hand scottoiler. It works well, lubes both sides of the sprocket - I retained their nozzle set up & just attatched it to the Scottoiler. The entire Loobman kit is about the same price as a Scottoiler 'double sided' accessory.l have been using a cheap Loobman rig for over a year on my daily scoot, a TransAlp,. l thought it looked cheap and nasty but gave it a trial and l am amazed that it works ok. lts advantage aside from dirt cheap is that you can use old oil and secondly due to atmospheric pressure its pumps itself. Yes it can leave oil drops on the floor but an old bit of carpit cures that. You can use a hose clamp to regulate the supply and at least you have a clean chain without the sticky mess from spray cans.
Keep the chain looking shiny wet.How often should one lube the chain? align the chain? replace chain and sprocket? I know alot depends on the riding conditions. What lube works for you?
I'm with you Al - not a proponent of an oiler system. Modern 0 and X ring chains don't need it. They just need to be kept clean, and occasional lube of the rubber rings.I've been using Dupont Teflon wax. I think I read about it on here.
It stays on the chain a long time, repels dirt, and doesn't turn the wheel black.
I think this is what Al is referring to here:I googled Dupont Teflon wax and came up with a auto paint polish. Is that the same stuff?
And it smells good as well!
Absolutely. I have used kerosene for this, also some commercial chain cleaner products available at MC shops. In a pinch, some folks use WD-40, but some say it can dry out the rubber rings and cause them to break down more quickly...should the chain be cleaned with solvent etc prior to lubing?