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Old 01-07-2009, 04:08 PM   #81
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WD40 removes the grease and lube. It is OK for cleaning a chain, but as far as lube I wouldn't recommend it. I have 50K miles on this bike, and had over 60K on my last one. IMHO, this one works best (make sure your chain is very warm, not just a ride around the block):

Bel-Ray Super Clean Chain Lube is a unique premium product designed exclusively for motorcycle and ATV 'O' ring chains. It sprays on evenly and provides complete coverage of the chain, creating a waterproof barrier that prevents rust and corrosion. Bel-Ray Super Clean Chain Lube will not fling off and repels dirt and sand.

http://www.belray.com/consumer/product.fsp?pid=13616

I was about to reply to this thread until I found Mr Richard's post..... I 100% agree with everything he posted....

I use WD to clean(sometimes kerosene cause its cheaper), I never SOAK the chain with it. 1) I usually soak a rag and use the rag to clean the chain. (Soaking the chain in that stuff just washes the internal grease out of the rollers/pins, then you really have to keep it lubed like a to prevent kinks/stretches) 2) Then I run it to get it warm, then coat the in Belray Super Clean. 3)Let it sit 20 mins, then run it again on the stand to clean up any excess fling but there is usually not much at all...

I usually have pretty good luck with chains on my regular streetbikes, 20k miles are normal.....the busa tends to F' up chains no matter how nice I keep em.

The only other lube I have tried that was decent was Motorex but it still flings, and doesn't last long on the rollers. Belray is the best in my opinion.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:12 PM   #82
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:15 PM   #83
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I usually have pretty good luck with chains on my regular streetbikes, 20k miles are normal.....
See that's what I been sayin'. You and the others talking about lubing chains are getting similar mileage to me out of them.
The difference is that I stop after the cleaning with WD40 part. It leaves a film that prevents rust, sure that film doesn't last for months but it lasts 'til next time I clean it.

The most important thing is to keep it clean, protected from rust and adjusted. Work real fine, last long time.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:16 PM   #84
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would you recommend all purpose grease made by coastal? they have it for 4 dollars at autozone... its in a red and black can
i told you you could bring your bike over and id clean and lube it for you, you little .

no matter if you do it yourself or someone does it for you, your chain needs it reeeeally bad bro.
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See that's what I been sayin'. You and the others talking about lubing chains are getting similar mileage to me out of them.
The difference is that I stop after the cleaning with WD40 part. It leaves a film that prevents rust, sure that film doesn't last for months but it lasts 'til next time I clean it.

The most important thing is to keep it clean, protected from rust and adjusted. Work real fine, last long time.
yuppers. i got 20k out of my OEM before i replaced it. honestly it really didnt need replacing, i just wanted the RK GOLD.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:30 PM   #87
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See that's what I been sayin'. You and the others talking about lubing chains are getting similar mileage to me out of them.
The difference is that I stop after the cleaning with WD40 part. It leaves a film that prevents rust, sure that film doesn't last for months but it lasts 'til next time I clean it.

The most important thing is to keep it clean, protected from rust and adjusted. Work real fine, last long time.

I went through a spell where I was just using WD40 myself. (I chain worth, about 10k miles) I liked it because on the dyno, it seemed to have less resistance on the chain then sticky/waxy lubes. Usually when I was racing a lot, I just used WD40 but did it frequently, like every ride/race. The reason I went back to lubing chains with belray was I noticed that the rollers made a lot more noise and where way looser on the pins when running just WD40. It never caused a failure but that particular chain did seem to kink/tight spot a lot sooner then the previous chains. That was a Tsubaki sigma with 10,600 tensile strength and I was making about 175rwhp back then. Lots of racing.

When running the lube, it seems to keep the chain quieter longer and the condition of the chains seem to hold up better but there is more rolling resistance with it(aka. lost HP). ON my busa, I don't lube the chain near as much as I do on the 1000 as I don't ride it near as much, it usually just gets a good kerosene cleaning every 300-400 miles and a shot of lube every 1000 miles.

Do what ever works for you....Type of riding, type of chain and type of bike all dictate the maintenance needed.....Anything is better then nothing..


Lots of those "Chain Waxes" and like that just acts like a big magnet for dirt and grime and do more damage then good. People just spray that on and don't actually clean the chain and think they've done well.

Belray is not sticky once it dries and actually seems to keep the dirt off the chain and keeps the rollers quiet.
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