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Old 04-15-2013, 02:29 PM   #1
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Chain Wax: Primary Lubricant or Supplementary Layer???

Newb question here...

Does anyone know if we are supposed to use chain wax as the primary lubricant or is it meant to be used as a protective layer on top of other lubes?

I always thought it was supposed to be the primary lubricant but I noticed package deals like this:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...T.ac=SLIsearch

which sell chain cleaner, lube AND wax

I have PJ1 black label and Maxima chain wax. Thinking of spraying on the lube followed by a layer of the wax....
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
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Use one or the other.

Clean chain and spray on wax or lube of your choice I prefer wax as it's easier to clean and less mess. cleaning interval is less than the lube stuff, though.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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Use one or the other.

Clean chain and spray on wax or lube of your choice I prefer wax as it's easier to clean and less mess. cleaning interval is less than the lube stuff, though.
Cool. Thanks for the response. I will try wax first then and next time try the black label lube.
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Chain wax will cause the chain to wear faster. With it I would get 10,000 miles and without it I get 40,000 to 50,000 miles from the chain.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:09 PM   #5
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I've always used just chain wax. VFR800 chain lasted 30,000 miles. Had to replace it because a few links were binding, but I ride that thing everywhere in all kinds of weather it's gone through on some wet and dirty trips.

Maxima make a synthetic lube with a silver label that's very slippery, but it flings off like crazy. I bought a can but now just use it on the dirt bikes since they get cleaned after every ride anyway.

And I use Simple Green to clean mine. Some use WD40, others use motorcycle-specific chain cleaners, but there's not enough room here for that discussion/argument! Plus you can probably do a search and find plenty of fodder on the subject.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:17 PM   #6
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I have tried many different types, and brands. I now use Motul chain lube. Warm up chain by riding around the neighborhood. Clean with a chain cleaner, ride again. Use chain lube. Finally use some wd-40 on a rag and wipe excess off of chain.
Black label flings every where. I have a full can for free if anyone wants it. Just my 2 cents.
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Chain wax will cause the chain to wear faster. With it I would get 10,000 miles and without it I get 40,000 to 50,000 miles from the chain.


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I clean/wax my chain every 500 miles with WD-40 and Maxima Chain Wax
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