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Just curious to know if anyone is using Wurth HHS 2000 Lubricant as Chain Lube?


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Wurth (Germany) HHS 2000 / HHS-K is good stuff but expensive and said to be stinky, pretty sticky and hard to wash off...

Try Maxima Racing Oil (USA) synthetic Chain Guard. Its performance and protection is outstanding.
$10.50 for a 14oz aerosol can. In Canada, it's available from your motorcycle dealer, or http://www.bluestreakracing.ca/en/index.html for less (contact for quote, free shipping on orders of $59 or more).

http://www.maximausa.com/shopping/in...products_id=29
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You could also try chain wax ,I think it's made by maxima. Not sure if it's available in Canada though
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You could also try chain wax. I think it's made by Maxima. Not sure if it's available in Canada though.
It is also avalable in Canada, and it is made by Maxima.

http://www.maximausa.com/shopping/in...products_id=28

Beside High Performance Dry Chain Lube, Wurth has a version of Motorcycle Chain Wax.

http://www.wurth.co.uk/catalogue/pdfs/UK-CD_07_0096.pdf

Also from: http://www.gopp.biz/index.php?option...d=13&Itemid=31

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Or... WD40.

My OEM chain has 34,500 miles on it lubed only with WD40, and has only been tightened 12 'flats' (2 turns) of the adjuster. I've replaced the front sprocket, and reversed the rear one when I replaced the rear tire. FYI - the chain is NOWHERE near the chain "stretch" limits in the service or owners manuals.

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I use Dupont Teflon

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I use Dupont Teflon
You want to be very careful with that stuff, especially upon long term use. Don't be seduced by its pleasant coconut aroma. Use outside and upwind if possible. Try to inhale any of its fumes as little as possible.

http://msds.dupont.com/msds/pdfs/EN/...2f8061fd03.pdf
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I work for Wurth Canada and sell HHS 2000 to many of my Customers..Ford,GM,Chrysler,Toyota,Honda..etc. I do agree with Invader the Product is sticky and a little hard to clean off, but simple Brake Clean will remove it from your Swing Arm & Chain Guard with no worries. Also, you do not need to spray a Ton of HHS, it Creeps and will continue to move throughout your Chain.


I do sell HHS 2000 to my Power Sport Dealers as well!


Retail $ 19.95-$20.00 per Can (500ml )


just my 2 cents..

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Invader I agree...not to bash Teflon,but its nasty stuff Folks..
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Do you still have your Cessna 172? My father had a 1970 Cessna 172 Skyhawk (CF-AYT) on floats for a long time... I just found it on the net now:

http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1112876/

http://jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?regsearch=CF-AYT

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I did have partial ownership 12 years ago but it just got to expensive and I wasn't flying enough to satisfy Mr Insurance Man plus annuals etc, I have always loved avation since I was a young Boy.


Now I just play on my 09 Versys..lol


Thanks for all your Great Info..are you a Tech ?


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I suppose I am a tech by nature, without papers... I did attend Fanshawe in London, Ont for Motive Power Ty back when I had my 1990 ZX6. Beautiful clean city.
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lol...Im sure the ZX-6 was more Fun than Funshawe?..less Pub nights of course!!
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You want to be very careful with that stuff, especially upon long term use. Don't be seduced by its pleasant coconut aroma. Use outside and upwind if possible. Try to inhale any of its fumes as little as possible.

http://msds.dupont.com/msds/pdfs/EN/...2f8061fd03.pdf
Thanks for the reminder to be careful with all chemicals including oils. I am now a little concerned with some of it getting on the exhaust and burning off during a ride. I think I will carry some aluminum foil with me while travelling to keep any from getting on the exhaust.

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How would Jetlube do?
It's a high temperature grease that was designed for Turbine Jet engines, I use it on my firearms. Think it would be ok on my chain?

http://www.jetlube.com/

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Just curious to know if anyone is using Wurth HHS 2000 Lubricant as Chain Lube?


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Never heard of Wurth. WebBikeWorld rated Dupont Teflon Chain lube best overall but it is hard to get and only available in Canada at Lowes. Another great lube is Maxima Chain Wax. Every other lube I've tried has sucked in comparison. Both are non drip/non messy/non greasy (so it does not attract grime) and lube well.
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The day i bought my bike i also picked up the Maxima Chain Wax. Then tried the Dupont Teflon Lube liked it better gave the Maxima Wax away.

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what's wrong with the dupont teflon? I can't open the msds?

fwiw i use dupont teflon and chain saw bar oil.
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