Chain Lube



26 replies to this topic
  • Sean_McCutcheon

Posted September 28, 2001 - 10:19 AM

#21

I also use WD-40 and have had no trouble. My chain looks good and shows little wair and WD-40 is much cheaper then any chain lube out there.

  • john_pearce

Posted September 29, 2001 - 05:13 AM

#22

HI ALL

WELL CALL ME A CHAEP SKATE IF YOU MUST .
ALL I DO AFTER JET WASHING (SIN) THE BIKE IS TO REMOVE THE CHAIN , IF ITS REALLY GUNKY
I SOAK IT FOR A DAY IN KEROSINE/OIL (80/20).
IF ITS CLEAN AFTER WASHING I JUST SOAK IT
IN OIL . A FEW HOURS BEFORE MY NEXT RIDE I HANG IT UP TO DRAIN OFF BEFORE FITTING.
WELL THE THING IS ITS ONLY THE OLD OIL FROM THE MOTOR OIL CHANGES (RECYCLING THEY CALL IT)BELRAY EXP 10/40.
THE BIKES NOW DONE 1200 MILES AND I'VE ONLY HAD TO ADJUST THE CHAIN ONCE .AS YOU KNOW THE NEW CHAIN MEASURES 150MM ACCROSS 10 LINKS ,
MINE NOW MEASURES 154MM SO ITS NOT STRETCHED MUCH.
I USED TO GET REALLY PISSED OFF WITH ROCK OIL
CHAIN LUBE SPLATTERING EVERYWHERE ON PREVIOUS
BIKES, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF WHAT I DO IS RIGHT
BUT I RECON IF THE OILS GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE MOTOR ITS SURE AS HELL GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE CHAIN........GIVE IT A TRY.

AND MOST OF ALL HAVE FUN
JOHN
PORTSMOUTH , ENGLAND

  • Woody426

Posted September 29, 2001 - 11:07 AM

#23

A few years ago I talked with a rep from Tsubaki. He told me that all o-ring chains need is a light lubricant to keep the metal from rusting and to lubricate the o rings. He recommended Silkolene which is basically a silicone spray. The pin lube stays sealed in as long as the o rings stay in good shape.


Woody

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  • Tree_hugger

Posted September 29, 2001 - 04:44 PM

#24

I have been using A1 sauce for the last three years, works great and it doesn't taste bad either.

  • John_H

Posted September 29, 2001 - 04:50 PM

#25

I'd like to ride behind you some time - mmmm.

  • WR400inOZ

Posted September 30, 2001 - 04:41 PM

#26

errrm yeah.... nothing like a bit of WD-40 on the ole sausage in bread :)

I'm really surprised at the amount of of riders using the trusty ole WD-40!

Thanks again for all your feedback.

Curtis.


[This message has been edited by WR400inOZ (edited September 30, 2001).]

  • Pip

Posted October 01, 2001 - 04:02 PM

#27

I use castrol chain oil. Seems to really penetrate but picks up a lot of crap in dusty conditions. Generally soak chain in kero after a few rides to clean it up. I too have used a bit of WD-40 in the past but I've found the castrol stuff to give better chain life.




 
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