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Offline JK

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Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« on: November 03, 2014, 05:17:01 pm »
Changed the chain and sprockets on the commute again yesterday. Off course its an opportrunity to clean thouroghly around the front  sprocket and chain slides etc. That blerry sticky gemors from the chain lube drives me nuts. It ends up everywhere, on the other bikes, car on the wife's floors the dogs etc etc.  :patch:
Please help with a good chain lube that will not do this. Thus must have good lube, and not fly off onto my work pants, but also not go and build up everywhere with sticky mess.
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2014, 05:25:31 pm »
Changed the chain and sprockets on the commute again yesterday. Off course its an opportrunity to clean thouroghly around the front  sprocket and chain slides etc. That blerry sticky gemors from the chain lube drives me nuts. It ends up everywhere, on the other bikes, car on the wife's floors the dogs etc etc.  :patch:
Please help with a good chain lube that will not do this. Thus must have good lube, and not fly off onto my work pants, but also not go and build up everywhere with sticky mess.

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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 05:26:01 pm »
ToolintheCan :deal: ;)
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2014, 05:28:14 pm »
I've taken to using normal engine oil (whatever I have lying around) applied with an old toothbrush, much less messy.

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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2014, 05:34:41 pm »
Is chain lube realy necessary ? I can't recall ever seen on a x-ring or o-ring packet that it is a requirement to lube the chain. Has anybody ever tried to fit a chain, ride it without lube and see how long it would last ?
 

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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2014, 06:33:17 pm »
Chain lube in a can is the answer  :thumleft:
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2014, 07:06:25 pm »
Differential oil.
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2014, 07:15:03 pm »
Use chain wax, just spray it on and let dry. No sticky mess. That sticky mess also mixes with sand to form a nice grinding paste. Go with Chain Wax.
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2014, 08:46:18 pm »
Bel-ray Blue tac has worked well for me.clean your chain,spray on the lube and then leave it to stand for an hour or two,or overnight.
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2014, 08:50:28 pm »
Is chain lube realy necessary ? I can't recall ever seen on a x-ring or o-ring packet that it is a requirement to lube the chain. Has anybody ever tried to fit a chain, ride it without lube and see how long it would last ?

I've seen plenty reports that the chain (given that it's an O- or X-ring) lasts as long as when you lube it. It makes sense, but old habits die hard. Discussed in depth on ADVRider.
 

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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2014, 09:02:46 pm »
Castrol Chain Wax. Dirt cheap at Makro and no mess at all.
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2014, 09:14:26 pm »
Duckhams Water Pump Grease (the white one) applied with an ice-cream stick every 500km's or so.  :thumleft:
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2014, 09:46:42 pm »
The OP does not want a "blerrie sticky gemors" and i assume no"blerrie off fling" as well :deal:

Therefore all the greases or oils mentioned in posts are irrelevant as they all make a mess  :pot:

Chain lube/wax in a can is the only alternative  :thumleft:
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2014, 09:48:38 pm »
Duckhams Water Pump Grease (the white one) applied with an ice-cream stick every 500km's or so.  :thumleft:

Who wants to buy an ice-cream every 500 kays only to get the stick ???  ::)  :lol8:
« Last Edit: November 03, 2014, 09:49:55 pm by Swannie 685 »
Wanneer ek iets wil herstel, is dit heeltemal gef*k daarna.

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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2014, 09:55:11 pm »
Previously used Castrol chain wax. Could not find it on my previous shopping trip and bought the Motul wax. Really impressed with it...
 

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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2014, 09:55:34 pm »
Wurth sells a product called HSS Dry Lube. I have raced offroad for two years with it and it is really good. Also use it on my 690
 

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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2014, 07:18:02 am »
ToolintheCan :deal: ;)
+1  :thumleft:

I've been using tool-in-a-can and/or WD40 for about 50 000km and my chains last very well (37000km on first chain and sprockets, 24000km on current set - still going strong).

It's clean, easy, convenient and cheap. I tilt the bike, put a stick under the swingarm and spin the rear wheel while spraying around the front sprocket cover.
 

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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2014, 07:24:08 am »
Wurth sells a product called HSS Dry Lube. I have raced offroad for two years with it and it is really good. Also use it on my 690

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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2014, 08:15:42 am »
Thanks guys  :thumleft:
Will look at the Wurth and or Tool in the can thing then  :thumleft:
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2014, 08:18:57 am »
WD40 works for me, and cleans the chain at the same time. The only drawback is that you get a bit of crap on the rear rim... but it also prevents the spokes from rusting  :lol8: :lol8:
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