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Old 01-20-2014, 09:12 PM   #1
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Thumbs up What Chain Lube do you use?

This may be vague but I am looking for a better O-ring chain lube. The one I currently use is like a white lithium based spray and when it is sprayed on the chain, other items on my bike get the white spray all over it. Looking for something better without buying and testing all different ones myself.

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Motul chain clean and Motul factory chain lube. will clean the chain with a non abrasive brush if it is really dirty and clean it then i'll apply the motul chain lube
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Chain wax and ams because it's what I have right now.
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Chain Wax. Clean it with Simple Green.
Simple green huh? We have a ton of that at work. How long have you been using it?
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Simple green huh? We have a ton of that at work. How long have you been using it?
43,000 miles on the VFR800. First chain lasted 32,000 miles.

I spray it all over, brush with a grunge brush, let it sit 5-10 minutes, spray a little more, then rinse off with a stream of water and let dry. I try to clean it as close to every 500 miles as possible.

I'll even clean the rear wheel with simple green while I'm at it. That's about all the cleaning my VFR get except for an annual wash whether it needs it or not!
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Motul chain clean and Motul factory chain lube. will clean the chain with a non abrasive brush if it is really dirty and clean it then i'll apply the motul chain lube
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43,000 miles on the VFR800. First chain lasted 32,000 miles.

I spray it all over, brush with a grunge brush, let it sit 5-10 minutes, spray a little more, then rinse off with a stream of water and let dry. I try to clean it as close to every 500 miles as possible.

I'll even clean the rear wheel with simple green while I'm at it. That's about all the cleaning my VFR get except for an annual wash whether it needs it or not!
sounds like thats the way for me to go for cleaning it. can't beat free for the price
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Use a cardboard backer to catch overspray. Unless you mean the chain slings it off while riding.

I end up with chain lube on the tail the day after riding. I just spot clean it to get it before any dirt settles in.
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PJ1 "blue label" clear chain lube.

I've always used Diesel or Kerosene to clean, then warm water to remove debris and get the diesel off o-rings. Toothbrush does the same job as those $20+ dollar brushes at CG.

Apply chain lube, then wipe excess off. I think alot of people forget or don't do that last part and it makes a mess.
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motul...clean with wd40 sprayed on rag, light brush, wipe again, ride around the block, wipe again....apply lube and wipe excess. caution note, don't clean chain with bike running. some people need the caution note.
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What i'd really like to know is what chain lube HOPD uses, they put on a sprocket/chain for me a few months ago and i really liked the lube they used.
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What i'd really like to know is what chain lube HOPD uses, they put on a sprocket/chain for me a few months ago and i really liked the lube they used.
If you find out what they use let us know
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motul...clean with wd40 sprayed on rag, light brush, wipe again, ride around the block, wipe again....apply lube and wipe excess. caution note, don't clean chain with bike running. some people need the caution note.
Why not while running? Ill usually have it running while on both pitbull stands full pinned in 6th gear, and gently apply a non abrasive brush to the chain after I apply the motul chain cleaner
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Its sad you have to specify that the bike not be running and in gear to keep people from cutting fingers off
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Its sad you have to specify that the bike not be running and in gear to keep people from cutting fingers off
no way, ive cleaned my bike with the bike on and wheel moving. its easier
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So have I. You have no idea how many idiots have lost fingers though
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