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speaking of chain oiling.....

Any of you guys use chain wax to lube your chain? I use it on my xr,and it sticks to the chaine very well....It doesn't sling it all over everything like some lubes do.......I have been useing it on the v for a week now and it hasn't locked up yet......
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Any of you guys use chain wax to lube your chain? I use it on my xr,and it sticks to the chaine very well....It doesn't sling it all over everything like some lubes do.......I have been useing it on the v for a week now and it hasn't locked up yet......
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Same here. Works fine for me.

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Using the Blue can from Lowes. Works great!!


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I use Maxima Chain Wax. It is also said to be a cable lube, so it kills two birds with one stone. It's like cosmoline, extremely flammable and water proofs your hands.

That's how you know it works: it's ability to catch fire and the inability to remove it from your hands.

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I use Maxima Chain Wax. It is also said to be a cable lube, so it kills two birds with one stone. It's like cosmoline, extremely flammable and water proofs your hands.

That's how you know it works: it's ability to catch fire and the inability to remove it from your hands.
LOL.....Never looked at it that way.....Kinda like naypom in a can.....
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Yup, I am using the Dupont Teflon Chain Lube. Works great. Fairly clean. Apply it once a week, or after a hard rain. I've got 8500 miles on the chain so far, and haven't had to adjust yet. Maybe I'm not riding it hard enough,

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Yup, I am using the Dupont Teflon Chain Lube. Works great. Fairly clean.
Me too per the recommendations of others here. I lube the chain after every 2 fillups ~400-500 miles. Get it at Lowes as others have stated.

Edited to say "the chain after every 2 fillups"

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Me too per the recommendations of others here. I lube every 2 tanks of fuel ~400-500 miles. Get it at Lowes as others have stated.

uumm, thats not the Dupont Teflon Chain Lube.
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I'm on my 3rd can of the dupont teflon multi-use stuff and have 'bout 10,000k(6000mi.) this season. Can one of you maxima chain wax guys tell me how much of that you approximately go through in a six to seven month period? (Guess it sorta depends on rainfall and other factors too...but?...)
I'd like to change over, it sounds like a better choice...more sticky and less mess!

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