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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-07-2019, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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I am looking for some recommendations on chain lubricant for my Tiger 800 XRt. Kicking-off the riding season after long winter break. Any suggestions?
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You are going to get a good number of recommendations no doubt so let me be first in line.

I use either PJ1 Blue Label or Black Label depending on my mood...

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Scottoiler systems and products are popular. PJ1 I have, but have not used it yet. I'm going to switch over to the PJ1 aerosol.
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I use BelRay Super Clean chain lube.
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DuPont Chain Saver is the best
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Scotoiler definitely. I've used it on my last 3 chain driven bikes (just using cheap old oil from Wal Mart-you can't get the proper oil here) My old 955 Tiger got 36000 miles out of the original chain, and the second chain was still going strong at 62500 miles when I sold it. It covers the back wheel in oily clag, but since I never wash the bike it didn't bother me.
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after many years of all sorts of 'fancy stuff' ..
I 've settled for ChainSaw Oil ... yes does the job ... costs pennies/cents
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Any oil/lube is better than nothing at all.
Scottoiler. Pricey but pays for itself with longer chain life and sprockets.
FWIW in default of the Scottoiler I use Maxima Chain Wax.
But then I am one of the OLD SKOOL foundation members. :-) and have been described many times as a GOBB bloke.

If you do a search there are a few threads on this subject and you will see there is no one answer.
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I am looking for some recommendations on chain lubricant for my Tiger 800 XRt. Kicking-off the riding season after long winter break. Any suggestions?
Bel-Ray super clean.

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I have good luck with Silkolene Chain Lube. Not sure how long it will make a chain last as I have never wore one out, though the most I have put on one is 36K miles. I normally trade the bike before a new chain is needed.

I never clean the chain. I ride the bike and when I get home and the chain is still warm I spray the chain on the sides where the Orings are. Put it on the center stand or jack it up and spin the tire. Spray one side for one revolution of the chain, same of the other side. I then let it sit overnight and in the morning take a shop towel and wipe off the excess. I do that every 300 - 500 miles. Works for me.
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