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Old 03-03-2009, 06:21 PM   #1
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ur type of lube???

Ok, get your mind right

I know this has probably been asked 1.1 trillion times on this forum in some form or fashion but I'll ask anyways.

Do any of you use WD-40 as your primary (only) chain lubricant? I seem to recall a thread where some of you were saying you only use it to CLEAN the chain THEN apply a lube of your choice. I also saw a few of you who only use WD-40 by itself.

Depending on your preferred method, what are the potential negative effects - if any?
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:29 PM   #2
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:33 PM   #5
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whatever lube your girl has ready,seems to work fine
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You can spray some WD40 in a rag and clean the chain with it. I think it'll ruin the o-rings if you leave it on there though. Get some chain lube.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:43 PM   #8
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wd-40 to clean the chain then your choice of lube but i heard bel rey is pretty good

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You can spray some WD40 in a rag and clean the chain with it. I think it'll ruin the o-rings if you leave it on there though. Get some chain lube.
There have been numerous tests that void that thought.

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on a non-oring chain ( most MX ) is would just spray on some WD-40 before i got on the track or before a ride.. i forget what brand it is but i used this stuff called "chain wax" that worked really good, stuck to the chain well, didn't collect much dirt or dust at all and didnt' fling off..


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You can spray some WD40 in a rag and clean the chain with it. I think it'll ruin the o-rings if you leave it on there though. Get some chain lube.
Yes, I've heard about that potential WD-40 controversy. The argument is supposedly it can degrade the lubrication that's sealed behind the O-rings from the factory right???

I used WD-40 with PJ1 lube afterwards (don't quote me on the brand) but I think from now on I'll ditch the WD-40 and just use good ol' soap-n-water w/brush when the chain needs to be cleaned - don't wanna take that chance.
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on a non-oring chain ( most MX ) is would just spray on some WD-40 before i got on the track or before a ride.. i forget what brand it is but i used this stuff called "chain wax" that worked really good, stuck to the chain well, didn't collect much dirt or dust at all and didnt' fling off..


+1 for astroglide as well
I think there's more than one manufactor, but "Maxima" makes some "chain wax"
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WD40 is okay for cleaning, it is a water displacer, HENCE WD. IT evaporates too quickly to be used as an actual lube. Bel ray chain wax is good. Seriously lube your chain, ever seen one break and the damage it can do? The other day I had my bike on a lift to service the chain and before lube it would rotate a few times if i spun it, after it just kept going, it really does make a difference, and you dont want a chain breaking and slicing the out of your leg or locking up your rear tire when it goes.
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Im another fan of BelRay Chain Wax/Lube.

Spray the inside of the chain so the centrifical motion gets all the links when spinning, and the outsides. Clean off the excess amounts and you're golden.
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Not only will lubing the chain extend the life of it, Your losing hp by not doing so... And don't use wd-40 on an O-ring chain. This is why they make chain lube specifically for "O-ring" Chains.

I have used several. The champion & liquid wrench brand you can by at autopart stores.
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bel ray is da chit. but it depends on what kinda chain you got. you prolly have the o ring type and you need like a wax not a lube. for regular old chains you need the lube. and need to apply it way more often.
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Im another fan of BelRay Chain Wax/Lube.

Spray the inside of the chain so the centrifical motion gets all the links when spinning, and the outsides. Clean off the excess amounts and you're golden.
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I clean it with WD-40 and lube with Maxima Chain Wax. I just changed my chain and sprockets with 31,000 miles on them.
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