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Another way to lube the chain ... Lucky lube

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After a suggestion from Gustavo Erivan in that thread, post 33, I went ahead and bought this
http://www.carbonforbikes.com/index....802769bb7ddd4a from her at Nova Moto

Just finish installation yesterday (saturday) and here's some pict of it all (in following post because I can't figure out how to put more than one per post ...)

Installation was "ok" ... Took me around 2.5 hours, relax, plus pictures of it all, and it could have being a bit less if I hadn't had some problem bolting 2 sob bolt, hard to reach and if my back hadn't being thrown on friday by a silly gesture ... Grrr

Also, in this config, I had to remove one bobbin for the pit stand

I have a new bobin bolt on order and will reinstall the bobin when it arrives

Will report back when milage is significant

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More pict

Some tools needed

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Finish product

It's suppose to last around 6000 km per cartridges, but many have made much more Km

Will see

So for awhile, no more lubing my chain AND / OR getting oil all over ...


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Made an album of ALL the pict I took here


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How much did you pay for it? 160euro??

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I like the idea ....
It is mounted to the tension side of the chain holding it up from a straight line.
I would think that block would really get eatin up until a straight line is created
between rear and front sprockets.
How does it get inside the o-ring?

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I bought a grease ninja, looks like same principle, at a mere fraction of the price and alot quicker to apply. No tools needed. It targets the lube at the orings and plates and runs of to rollers. Check out their site. greaseninja.com ( i think, any way google grease ninja. Really great little tool you can take on a trip.
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How much did you pay for it? 160euro??
Around that ... Bought in january, but only got time to put it on this we

Had also bought a second block of graphite, so can't be sure of the price

160 sounds good
I think it cost me 15 for shipping, but this needs to be validated
Delivery was super quick ... I taught it would be held at custom for awhile, but not at all

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I like the idea ....
It is mounted to the tension side of the chain holding it up from a straight line.
I would think that block would really get eatin up until a straight line is created
between rear and front sprockets.
How does it get inside the o-ring?
Indeed, a good 3-4 mm have already being grooved in only 30 Km, but with time it will settle to a more relax state and only take what it needs, at least this what I understand from the litterature ... Will see

For the o-ring, well can't provide an explication there ... So far


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I bought a grease ninja, looks like same principle, at a mere fraction of the price and alot quicker to apply. No tools needed. It targets the lube at the orings and plates and runs of to rollers. Check out their site. greaseninja.com ( i think, any way google grease ninja. Really great little tool you can take on a trip.
Seems like a nice product also, but you still have to stop every 600 Km to lube the chain, me it's always on and always lubricating the chain
Also no liquid flying everywhere after the lube job or during the period where the excess is being toss on boot, pants, hardbag, exhaust ... Well you get my drift

But I do admit that's the greaseninja is way less expensive , way way less ... But I wanted the layzy way out of that chain lubrification

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Seems like a nice product also, but you still have to stop every 600 Km to lube the chain, me it's always on and always lubricating the chain
Also no liquid flying everywhere after the lube job or during the period where the excess is being toss on boot, pants, hardbag, exhaust ... Well you get my drift

But I do admit that's the greaseninja is way less expensive , way way less ... But I wanted the layzy way out of that chain lubrification

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Now I find this seriously interesting!!! I've been looking into the product, and found a pretty good website which explains everything about the solid lubricating block.....http://www.engineersparadise.com/en/ipar/31886
Louis, keep us up to date with your opinions of this, would you?
Oh, did you have to clean your chain off completely before you installed the product?
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I've been looking into the product, and found a pretty good website which explains everything about the solid lubricating block.....http://www.engineersparadise.com/en/ipar/31886

BIGO


This just looks like a copy and paste job directly from Carbon For Bikes own website. I can't seem to find any independent testing of the product.


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This just looks like a copy and paste job directly from Carbon For Bikes own website. I can't seem to find any independent testing of the product.
Ohh, you're right. Good eye!
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You are welcome.

Please let us know what you think about it after some time and km.

I just bought a Scottoiler, but I didn't receive it yet.

I am planning to travel from Rio to Ushuaia, AR, starting nov25. It will be a good test for scottoiler.

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@Gustavo

Thank's, so far, indeed !

@BIGO

I did clean the chain prior to installation, but not mandatory

And it's Lours, not Louis ... OR LOP

@Zatx
A few french motorcycle website have tested the product and found that the product delivers what stated, further more, one site got twice the milage before the block had to be change

http://www.moto-station.com/article1...ucky-lube.html

http://www.motorevue.com/site/test-p...aj--67151.html

http://www.lequipement.fr/produit/gr...cky-lube/essai

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...6543078&type=3


Also, some testimonial from user seems to agree with the manufacturer statement

I understand that what's on internet is not always gold, but I'm taking a chance

Finally, lubing a chain with graphit or carbon is not a new thing, maybe new to motorcycle chain, but not to chain in general

Again, I'm taking a chance, time will tell

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Oh don't get me wrong. I really like what I have seen about this product.. right up until the price point. If funds weren't an issue I would buy one right now.


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Side note: graphite is also very good lubricant for locks, ignition switches etc. I learned that from a locksmith who won't use anything else.
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