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Chain lube

I'm considering using a different brand of chain lube,I have been using Golden Spectro for years. I suppose it works as well as other lubes, but the sling factor is excessive.....I like a clean machine. What brand do you use and what do you like or don't like about it?
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Bel Ray Super Clean Chain Lube, after it sets there is no fling off at all.
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You might want to give this one a try:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/motor...n-chain-saver/

I am currently using the one in the blue can and it does not sling off.
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You might want to give this one a try:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/motor...n-chain-saver/

I am currently using the one in the blue can and it does not sling off.
I use the one in the blue can - its the cleanest and easiest to use chain lube I've ever used. I use in on my dirt bike too with great results.

I just bought the non-aerosol version of this, but have not tried it yet. It takes up less space in my sadelbags than the big spray can.
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+1 on the Dupont Teflon Multi-Use. I use it on my chain. It rocks. Low fling.

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Using a product called Tri-Flow wich has PTFE (a.k.a. Teflon), stopped using wax it looked good but was not protecting my chain enough

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+1 on the Dupont Teflon Multi-Use. I use it on my chain. It rocks. Low fling.
And another fan of the blue can!!

Since I started using it, my rear wheel stays clean much longer & is far easier to wash. I hated all of the other chain lubes I used to use...!



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++1 on the Dupont. Won't ever use anything else.


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Wahh! Wahh! I can't get it here in Canucistan!

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Wahh! Wahh! I can't get it here in Canucistan!


Lowes carries it, and Home Depot probably does.
Have you checked there?

Don't know if you have Ace Hardware in Canuck land, but they also carry it in some stores in the US.

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Captain Phab Marine & Recreational Products based in Peterborough Ontario has a Dry Teflon™ Lubricant which should be available in BC.
1-888-228-4050
http://www.captphab.com/HomePage.html

The 312 gram (11 ounce) spray can sells for $9.95 CAD in Nova Scotia. http://ca.binnacle.com/product_info....oducts_id=1140

Super Lube® DRI-FILM 11 ounce spray can Teflon (PTFE) lubricant, as available from Kimpex at your motorcycle dealer sells for $18.99.
http://www.kimpex.com/catalog.php?ci...age=530&show=1

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I like using Maxima's synthetic Chain Guard (as well as their synthetic air filter oil and filter cleaner), also available from local motorcycle dealer.
http://www.maximausa.com/products/ch...chainguard.asp
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Ok, thought I would give the blue can a try. It made quite a mess when I applied it to the chain getting all over my tire, wheel, and floor, nobody mentioned that part. I might have to change my technique. Currently, I rotate the wheel in the forward direction with the nozzle pointing to the inside of the chain. Next time I'll point the nozzle towards the sprocket. I haven't ridden yet. If it appears to have adequate lube qualities and doesn't sling, then it's a keeper....and thanks! My lube interval is 300-400 miles, what is yours?

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I have been using the dupont Teflon also since they came out about 2 years + ago. My rear wheel stay clean compare to other chain lube.

I lube the chain very often. Average once per one week/two weeks, most of the time after a long sunday ride I ride the bike almost everyday and got average 200+ miles a week.

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Can't see how one would actually "lube" a sealed chain. Looks to me like the best one can do is clean the muck off it. With that said, I use multi purpose lube to clean mine once in a while. Makes me feel better even tho it probably does little for the chain.
I think the worst thing you could do is use a car wash or high pressure washer to clean any chain, sealed or not.
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Can't see how one would actually "lube" a sealed chain. Looks to me like the best one can do is clean the muck off it. With that said, I use multi purpose lube to clean mine once in a while. Makes me feel better even tho it probably does little for the chain.
I think the worst thing you could do is use a car wash or high pressure washer to clean any chain, sealed or not.
Agree. We are just lubing the metal to metal contact between the chains and the sprockets.

Brushing actually will screw up the seal if brush too hard.

With the blue can Dupont Teflon, the chains are so clean; you don't even have to wipe at all.

I just spray on after a ride and let it sit over night. No wiping, no brushing, just clean off the wheel after the next ride. That's it!

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+1 again on the Dupont Teflon Blue Can....and I typically lube very 500 - 600 miles. Dont see a need to try anything else!
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Never tried Dupont on the chain, but I've used it around the house and it's cool stuff. I tried a bunch of different chain lubes, my favorite is Motul off-road chain lube. It does a good job and doesn't fling like the other brands.
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Boeshield T9 - one of the best lubes for almost anything (keep your "intimate" requirements out of this!). I've been using this on my motos & bikes (I used to cycle race road & mountain) for years, and it's fantastic - no goop, no waxy build-up, cleans, works great in the rain...and it has proven to be very long lasting. Originally designed by Boeing engineers for aircraft use.
In Canada, I buy it from Lee Valley Tools.
http://www.boeshieldcanada.com/PR10.php
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So I went to lube my chain the other day and I'd forgot I'd loaned my Dupont can to the next door neighbor. Since he wasn't home I opted for my trusted can of Kawasaki Foaming Chain Lube that I had left over from when I had my fully-fendered Drifter. I sprayed it on a nice warm chain and let it sit overnight to cut down on any fling. I rode it the next afternoon and HOLY CRAP! I had chain lube up the back of my leg!!! It was on TOP of the chain guard, all underneath the the seat pan, all over the back wheel... This stuff is horrible. It took me an hour of cleaning to get it off of everything it got flung on.

Steer clear of the Kawasaki Foaming chain lube. The stuff is a slingy, sloppy nightmare.

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