WD40: Junk or Legit?
Posted September 26, 2006 - 02:14 PM
I've been using a wax based chain lube recommended by my Yamaha dealer, but I hate how sticky it is and the junk that ends up all over my bike after a ride.
What do you say? or
Posted September 26, 2006 - 02:42 PM
WD 40 is a Penetrating Oil it is great for freeing up loose parts and for cleaning metal pieces, and keeping rust down. However, it is not designed to stick to the chain like a good chain lube.
I have tried the wax type chain lube and I agree with your comment about the stickiness, I don't like it. I use the Maxima Crystal Clear Chain Guard. It stays put but doesn't collect all over the place, and dirt doesn't seem to stick to it as bad. my 2 cents.
Posted September 26, 2006 - 04:57 PM
I dont like using WD40 on anything that moves. The only time i use the JUNK is when i'm using the drill press (to cool the drill bit) or i spray it on all exposed metal before and after going to the beach with the salt air.
Posted September 26, 2006 - 05:08 PM
Alan J Peterson
Posted September 26, 2006 - 05:23 PM
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Posted September 27, 2006 - 11:54 AM
Posted September 27, 2006 - 12:02 PM
Posted September 27, 2006 - 12:06 PM
Was using PJ1 but my chain got so gunked up I had to remove it and soak it in mineral spirits to get it clean.
"WD" stands for "water displacement".
The Yamaha dealer I go to used Chainwax. It worked great. Did not fling off, did not attract and retain dirt, and made the chain easy to clean. I'm still using it.
Posted September 28, 2006 - 01:49 PM
That does it for me.
Posted September 28, 2006 - 11:49 PM
Admittedly with a dirtbike they get a lot of crap ground into them but with a quality chain, they still seem to last forever when kept clean and lubed!! That's also with all the salt we have thrown down on the roads in winter in the UK!!!
Posted September 29, 2006 - 05:27 AM
Posted September 29, 2006 - 02:37 PM
The link above isn't where I get it, I usually buy it from the local auto parts store, but it was the first correct google search result I got for it.
I have heard that the teflon component in the lube bonds with metals it comes in contact with which might be why I've had such good experience with it. Or it's complete hogwash, & I've just been really lucky. Either way, I'm gonna keep using it.