Posted September 17, 2001 - 09:03 PM
The chain is always bone dry and clanky after each ride with absolutely no evidence of chain lube sticking around to help keep things lubed? I usually put it on a few days before a ride. Is this normal or is there a particular brand out there that seems to do a better job?
[This message has been edited by WR400inOZ (edited September 18, 2001).]
Posted September 18, 2001 - 06:09 PM
Posted September 19, 2001 - 02:20 AM
The PJ1 is essentially a dry lubricant, and will not collect dirt. I use it as my cable lube.
'99 WZ/YR (you choose!) with ALL YZ mods, de-octopused, DSP Doug Henry airbox w/ velocity stack, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat.
Posted September 19, 2001 - 02:41 AM
I don't recomend WD40, it's a wonderfull product......but not to lube a chain. WD40 is way to thin to support the huge pressures on the rolls. A good chain lube is very fluid when applied, so it can penetrate into the rolls and after the solvents evaporates it has to become quiet thick, to prevent metal on metal contact as much as possible, but not too sticky, to prevent dirt to stick on the chain.
Some chain lubes also contain EP additives, as used in gear oils.
Posted September 19, 2001 - 02:43 AM
Posted September 19, 2001 - 04:32 AM
01 426 "sewing machine"
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Posted September 19, 2001 - 05:40 AM
It has a teflon additive for lubrication, and is O-ring safe. Plus it doesn't attract dirt as much like most of the other lubes, and any small overspray on the wheels/swingarm/etc. wipes right off. After lubing the chain, I wipe off the excess with a shop towel. The chain always looks like new (no gunk build-up) after lubing it. I've been using it for years, and haven't had any problem with premature wear.
And *Mike68*, you are hardcore man!!! I have a buddy that you need to meet. He does the same thing on his FZR 600 street bike. Lubes the chain about every other year! Scary...
Posted September 20, 2001 - 02:29 AM
I pend to much time fixing the things I brake, no time to mess with that little stuff. I also work in theindustrial maintenance field and these chains can take a hell of a lot of abuse. I am also not a big fan on wrenching.
Posted September 24, 2001 - 05:41 PM
Posted September 25, 2001 - 04:51 PM
The Factory Yamaha WR chains are an O-Ring unit correct?
Posted September 27, 2001 - 02:10 PM
Y2K WR400FM,Answer top tree w/Accu-Trax clamp,Pro-Tapers(CR-Hi w/ EE handguards),Devol Rad. & frame guards, Guts tall soft foam w/ ballistic cover, 14/52 w/DID VM X-Ring, Kouba-T,Michelin M-12's ft.& rr.,12 oz. flywheel weight, Zip-Ty Racing Link & Shark Fin, Cycra front rotor guard and T.M. Designworks Chain guide, buffer & chain wheels. Street legal except for the non-"DOT" tires.
Posted September 27, 2001 - 03:56 PM
Straight from their website:
"WD-40 does not contain silicone, kerosene, water, wax, graphite, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), or any known cancer-causing agents".
Ever wondered what it stood for?
"WD-40 literally stands for Water Displacement, 40th attempt."
I just learnt that too
Posted September 28, 2001 - 07:31 AM
It's all I'm using on my o-ring chain right now. I just got tired of wax everywhere and the cleaning involved (and my chain never looked clean). I'm going to find out for myself if anything more is really needed. After about 500 miles so far, I can't see any excessive wear or sticking. Maybe I'll also give the Tri-flow a try.
Posted September 28, 2001 - 07:45 AM
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Posted September 28, 2001 - 09:34 PM