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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-30-2019, 09:38 PM
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I've used many chain lubes over the years and I found Honda Pro with graphite the absolute best. Doesn't leave a sticky goo on the chain but just a nice slick graphite coating.
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Give this video a watch. I've been using Maxima chain wax for years, and carry a small can of Dupont chain wax when traveling. After watching this video, I tried some on hand 75w-140 gear oil for 500 miles. Chain stayed clean/lubed, but the gear oil made a mess of my rear wheel. Went back to Maxima..
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Give this video a watch. I've been using Maxima chain wax for years, and carry a small can of Dupont chain wax when traveling. After watching this video, I tried some on hand 75w-140 gear oil for 500 miles. Chain stayed clean/lubed, but the gear oil made a mess of my rear wheel. Went back to Maxima..
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 11:44 PM
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I hate anything sticky. I wrench on bikes for a living, and nothing is worse to deal with than the nastiness of sticky chain lube. You touch it, it's everywhere. Yeah, it sticks to your chain, but then so does every piece of grit on the road. And cleaning it off is a nightmare.

Personally I like dry or wax type lubes. Yamalube Off Road is a dryish graphite waxy type stuff, I use it the most cause I get it for free. My other choice is the Teflon wax lube type stuff. With either one of these you can clean your chain with a dry rag. That's important to me when out on the road a 1000 miles from my garage. A chain covered in grit doesn't do anybody any good.

Just my 2 cents.
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Lanotec Heavy Duty chain lube

I use a lanolin spray

designed for marine and industrial chains, and it's low fling and waterproof and clear, added bonus if you grew up around a farm, makes the garage smell of sheepies.

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Give this video a watch. I've been using Maxima chain wax for years, and carry a small can of Dupont chain wax when traveling. After watching this video, I tried some on hand 75w-140 gear oil for 500 miles. Chain stayed clean/lubed, but the gear oil made a mess of my rear wheel. Went back to Maxima..
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Ditto and ditto. Have tried everything out there, but settled on Maxima wax. Then saw this vid a while back and tried gear oil. Same experience. Yes, lubed. But so is my tire and anything around that the gear oil flung onto. So back to Maxima myself...
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My personal choice is Honda Pro Lube with white graphite. Doesn't cake but leaves a slick graphite residue. Not much flies off the chain either.
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My vote's for Motul, seems to stay on the chain not all over the rest of the bike.......I'm getting 25K+ out of a chain. That's my experience, but as has been said any lube will do!
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Dupont Chain Saver is working great for me!

Also, it solved a padlock problem.
I use to use a light oil but it would attract dust and grit and sometimes the key wouldn't even turn.
I cleaned 'em out with Penray brake cleaner, then compressed air, let dry, then a good dose of Dupont Chain Saver and now it's 'click, snap, open' and it works every time.
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