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Re: Chain Oil ?
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2020, 10:41:26 am »
WD40..... Wipe chain clean with a cloth, and spray WD40. This cleans and lubricates.
Iv'e used this on the Transalp and get between 25k and 32k on a chain.

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Re: Chain Oil ?
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2020, 11:06:50 am »
I do not like shiny and dry rollers and sprocket teeth. Always used to have some oil spray with me on long trips.
Not sure it made a difference in chain and sprocket longevity but it made me feel better  :ricky:

Many moons ago before O and X ring chains entered my life I had this chain ritual every month.
I had a big coffee tin (tins were stronger back then) filled up 3/4 with thick gear oil. Into this tin my chain will go and then
this lot went into the oven and heated up. When hot removed and left to cool overnight.
The theory was any air and moisture will expand when hot and as this lot cools the oil will be sucked into the pins and rollers.
Did it work ? Dont know but it made me feel better and my bikes loved the attention :imaposer:
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Re: Chain Oil ?
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2020, 03:58:30 pm »
I do not like shiny and dry rollers and sprocket teeth. Always used to have some oil spray with me on long trips.
Not sure it made a difference in chain and sprocket longevity but it made me feel better  :ricky:

Many moons ago before O and X ring chains entered my life I had this chain ritual every month.
I had a big coffee tin (tins were stronger back then) filled up 3/4 with thick gear oil. Into this tin my chain will go and then
this lot went into the oven and heated up. When hot removed and left to cool overnight.
The theory was any air and moisture will expand when hot and as this lot cools the oil will be sucked into the pins and rollers.
Did it work ? Dont know but it made me feel better and my bikes loved the attention :imaposer:

You must surely reme ber the old Duckhams "koekblikke" filled with grease, which you just lay the chain on top of the grease, warm it all on a stoveplate, and the chain sinks into the grease.

Just always had to remember to tie a piece of wire to the chain to pull it out while hot, so excess grease can run off.
 

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Re: Chain Oil ?
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2020, 06:34:43 pm »
I do not like shiny and dry rollers and sprocket teeth. Always used to have some oil spray with me on long trips.
Not sure it made a difference in chain and sprocket longevity but it made me feel better  :ricky:

Many moons ago before O and X ring chains entered my life I had this chain ritual every month.
I had a big coffee tin (tins were stronger back then) filled up 3/4 with thick gear oil. Into this tin my chain will go and then
this lot went into the oven and heated up. When hot removed and left to cool overnight.
The theory was any air and moisture will expand when hot and as this lot cools the oil will be sucked into the pins and rollers.
Did it work ? Dont know but it made me feel better and my bikes loved the attention :imaposer:

You must surely reme ber the old Duckhams "koekblikke" filled with grease, which you just lay the chain on top of the grease, warm it all on a stoveplate, and the chain sinks into the grease.

Just always had to remember to tie a piece of wire to the chain to pull it out while hot, so excess grease can run off.

I added a tin of Wynns engine treatment to the Duckhams grease, because of it's advertised wear reduction properties. Can't remember figures, but I got decent mileage out of my chains
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