chain guard ?

4 replies to this topic
  • yamahadude93

Posted February 08, 2015 - 05:50 PM


What chain guard are u guys using? I just put the maxima chain wax on. Is this stuff any good? I am trying to get away from the chain guard stuff that flings all over the place!

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 08, 2015 - 05:57 PM


You mean chain lube?



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  • V@sh

Posted February 08, 2015 - 06:07 PM


I have used the Maxima chain wax for years, I ride a lot of sand and it seems to attract less contaminants than the other lubes I have used.
I have never kinked a chain while using it, either!

I am using a Polisport chain guide on my swingarm, but I just put it on and have not ran the bike since I got it. It was cheap, but had good reviews and claims to hold up longer than an OE guide, which has been on the bike a long time!

  • yamahadude93

Posted February 08, 2015 - 07:54 PM


Thanks for the feed back! I knew it was supposed to be "chain lube" on the title, but I went full retard.
We'll see how that chain wax works!

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 08, 2015 - 08:15 PM


Wash the bike, clean the chain lightly (no direct contact with the actual rollers, just the plates)

Put the bike on a stand, start it, put it in gear, and coat the INSIDE of the chain with a water displacer (like WD-40) at the countershaft area

Use a rag to catch the fling-off (be careful, do it at the rear sprocket)

Then lightly coat with chain wax, on the INSIDE of the chain.


Do not bother lubing/waxing the inside of the chain, it will not stay.


Been doing it like this for 7 years, and my VT-2 chains last 100+ hours.


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