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Offline Roadhawg

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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #80 on: August 08, 2019, 12:55:04 pm »
All I know is that I've been diligently using lube for ages. My bike moans like mad when the chain is dry (squeeking type chain noise) but it also EATS chain sliders. Im on 12k kms and it's 2nd slider is WAY past the wear limit.


Maybe I must just deal with the noise and not lube?   Do you then clean the chain regularly?
 

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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #81 on: August 08, 2019, 03:04:19 pm »
Not sure if its still the case but Honda used to recommend gear oil for all their motorcycle chains.

and on a Honda that automatically leaked from the countershaft oil seal onto the chain. :pot:
 

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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #82 on: August 08, 2019, 05:03:32 pm »
I see it this way:
A brand new chain and sprockets just rides so lekker!
Why not enjoy this indulgence more often!
Why take measures to delay this pleasure?  :bueller:
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #83 on: August 08, 2019, 05:59:17 pm »
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #84 on: August 08, 2019, 07:41:53 pm »
I see it this way:
A brand new chain and sprockets just rides so lekker!
Why not enjoy this indulgence more often!
Why take measures to delay this pleasure?  :bueller:

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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #85 on: August 08, 2019, 07:42:49 pm »
Have you thought of this?



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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #86 on: August 09, 2019, 06:52:01 am »
Have a look at your method of application.  Could be you are applying to much lubricant, I use Castrol racing wax in the aerosol can and it works great.
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #87 on: August 09, 2019, 07:17:51 am »

This is another angle worth looking at.
https://youtu.be/VnPYdcbcAe0

I was sent this some time ago as well and I agree with him.

Wurth’s dry lube was also introduced to me about a year or so ago and been using it since, after every wash, wet ride and whenever necessary.  I however have no idea how long my chain or sprockets last.  I find the pleasure of riding as you want far outweighing the replacement cost.

A bit like tyres I guess.
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #88 on: August 09, 2019, 02:09:34 pm »
BelRay Super Clean
End of story.
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #89 on: August 09, 2019, 06:58:48 pm »
BelRay Super Clean
End of story.

For road only, sure. But dust sticks to it like poop to a blanket.
 

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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #90 on: August 09, 2019, 08:31:14 pm »
Not sure if its still the case but Honda used to recommend gear oil for all their motorcycle chains.
and on a Honda that automatically leaked from the countershaft oil seal onto the chain. :pot:

So, just buy a Honda, it has a built in Scott oiler!
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #91 on: August 11, 2019, 12:53:16 pm »
Bel Ray spraycan, like Durex the best there is!
It lubes, does not fling off and the lot does not rust, contrary to white chainwax I've used: never again!


sticks to it like poop to a blanket.

Sounds like you've tried that?  :eek7:
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #92 on: August 11, 2019, 08:26:37 pm »
5 pages on chain lube, can someone please revisit what tyres are best or what oil works the best in a bike, I am getting bored.
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #93 on: August 11, 2019, 08:35:16 pm »
Lubrication is a very profound topic. A man needs to lube his chain well and often.
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #94 on: August 12, 2019, 10:57:42 am »
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 ?

You do need lubrication between the chain and the sprockets, or the steel on steel will chow each other rapidly.

I preferred chain wax as it doesn't go everywhere and did the job.
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #95 on: August 12, 2019, 12:23:57 pm »
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:

I'd be cautious using WD40 on an o-ring or x-ring chain.  WD is formulated with lubricants and solvents.

The solvent will clean the much needed factory chain grease around the pins, shortening chain life drastically.



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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #96 on: August 12, 2019, 01:15:21 pm »
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:

I'd be cautious using WD40 on an o-ring or x-ring chain.  WD is formulated with lubricants and solvents.

The solvent will clean the much needed factory chain grease around the pins, shortening chain life drastically.





WD40 is propably the most  popular most used item out there, this hasn't been raised as an issue.

(reference: Facebook discussions with tons of comments!)
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #97 on: August 12, 2019, 01:18:58 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 #98 on: August 12, 2019, 01:19:58 pm »
Did any of you watch  this?

https://youtu.be/VnPYdcbcAe0

It sounds like you're all saying his research is crap .....................................  ::)
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Re: Help with Chainlube PAINS!!!
« Reply #99 on: August 12, 2019, 01:23:08 pm »
WD40 is propably the most  popular most used item out there, this hasn't been raised as an issue.

Q20 or WD40?
i think most use wd40 as a synonym for Q20, 
and i think that's also a synonym for spookpiss.
wd is nearly double the price of Q20,  and yget spookpiss for about half of that.
to be honest i have never bought wd40. it's amerikan and over priced for what it is.