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Chain lube

I was given a can of LE9102 chain lube and I really believe that it is the best chain lube ever. Dries to a nice base and stays on the chain. My rear wheel has never stayed this clean. The chain looks nice and black. No bright links. It is worth a try.

http://www.le-inc.com/products.jsp?productID=284


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Hmmm. Where would you get such a product?



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Ooooh, a chain lube thread! Please pass the popcorn....


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I use the Dupont Teflon lubricant from Lowes. It never slings.
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I use a product called Chain Wax. I think any non-slinging lube would work as long as you put it on often enough. I apply mine every 500 miles.
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Like this stuff I picked up from my stealer today? Oh, and a little something for Bones...
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Hmmm. Where would you get such a product?
The only place close to me is.

(A) TECHNOLOGY SPECIALTIES GROUP, LLC
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I have used every chain lube made and this stuff works.


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Worth a shot

I also use the Chain Wax and it's served me well, but it does sling a little bit, even if I let the bike set overnight before riding. (Part of the problem is trying to keep the overspray off of the swingarm and wheels - I use cardboard as a shroud, but some spray still slips through.) It's still the best that I've tried, by far. I put the bike on a paddock and clean the chain really well using a good stiff-bristled brush and WD40. Somebody on here mentioned using a hose to flush sand and mud from the chain first, then ride to dry and warm it up good before doing the WD40 thing. That helps a lot, and I always do that now. After using the WD40, I wipe the chain off as much as possible with paper towels, then apply the Chain Wax. If I can find a can of the LE9102, I'll give it a shot. I try to re-lube after every ride, especially if I'm on dirt or in the rain. By the way, the WD40 is also great for cleaning stains and stuff off of the wheels and swingarm. Just be sure to apply it by putting it on a paper towel first - ya don't wanna be spraying it on your sidewalls by accident...
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That Lubrication Engineers' 9102 SYNTEMP« synthetic lubricant looks pretty good. In a black/green can, and it comes out green? It's even available in Canada.
http://www.lubeng.com/LElibrary/docs...BDSearch%2Easp

I like my Maxima synthetic chain guard. It's available directly from Maxima or local dealer: http://www.maximausa.com/products/ch...chainguard.asp

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Wd 40.

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Like this stuff I picked up from my stealer today? Oh, and a little something for Bones...
Thanks, Charly.

I use DuPont Teflon wax, which Motorcycle Consumer News gave high praise to some time ago. I have the spray can from Lowe's for the garage. Bike Bandit sells 4 oz squeeze bottles to keep in your tank bag for longer trips.


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I use the Dupont Teflon lubricant from Lowes. It never slings.
I use the Dupont on all my machines,and its great for pivot points,cabels,ect ,self cleaning and its inexpensive,they (Lowes) usally carry the spray and smaller squeeze bottle.
My Chains are lasting longer on it in the 5 years I have used it

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Just wondering- what is the white goop that is plastered all over new chains when we get them? It is a dirt magnet, but it must be great for the chain makers to put it on like pudding.
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I think it is white lithium grease. Cleans up easy.

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Plus 1 or is it 2, on the Teflon stuff. Used it since Gustavo recommended it to me. Have 17k on my chain and haven't done any adjustments yet, other than when I put new tires on about every 5-6k miles.



Also put it in the Versys locks (Tank, ignition & seat). Plus anything else that moves in my garage & shed.

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I can't seem to find that stuff anywhere around here...



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Have you tried Home Depot?

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Home Depot don't carry it around us.

Bear, try Lowes if you have one near you, its the only place you can get it as far as I can tell. I tried ACE and a load of other hardware places.

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I think Lowe's is the only place that carries it. Dupont Multi-Use Teflon, about $5. (spray)

True Value Hardware just ordered the 4 oz. squeeze bottle for me. Bike Bandit had it but with the $6 shipping it would be $11.

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Have you tried Home Depot?
Yep & a lot of other places near me...

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Home Depot don't carry it around us.

Bear, try Lowes if you have one near you, its the only place you can get it as far as I can tell. I tried ACE and a load of other hardware places.

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