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Chain lube ??

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What is the best stuff to put on the chain?? I've been using chain wax but everything sticks to it. It gets all junked up after a while.

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You're talking o-ring chain? Bel-Ray Super Clean chain lube. A friend of mine has also had good luck with plain ol' aerosol silicone lubricant.

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I use Tri-Flow on mine, and it still looks brand new even after 2700 miles. Only drawback is you have to lube the chain often. I lube it after every ride, but the chain stays clean and the little bit of dirt that sticks to it comes right off.

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WD40! Cheap, available, and doen't attract dirt that will wear out the chain and sprockets.

It is not used as a lubricant, but as a protectorant from oxidation. 20,000 miles on my FZR chain and nothing but WD40 has touched it. Over 2000 miles on my WR chain, still in great shape, lots of mud, water and sand riding. WD40 is recommended by one (or more) of the best chain manufacturers.

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Smoker,

Is that 200 miles on the stock WR chain with no problems? The way everyone has complained about the chain quality, I was thinking of swapping mine out right away before much sprocket wear occurred. However, if I can get 2000 miles out of the stock unit with WD 40, I'm all over it! :thumbsup:

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Smoker,

Is that 200 miles on the stock WR chain with no problems? The way everyone has complained about the chain quality, I was thinking of swapping mine out right away before much sprocket wear occurred. However, if I can get 2000 miles out of the stock unit with WD 40, I'm all over it! :devil:

Yamaha must use more than one chain on the wr's. Mine came with a DID x-ring chain and that is supposed to be one of the best. 1402 miles and it is still ok as far as I can see. Even the one on my yz426 (non o-ring) lasted a long time. :thumbsup:

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chain wax but everything sticks to it.

I agree, I have been using it lately, and it's very tacky, but if u get it on hub and brake, all of the dirt sticks to it and it's a pain in the @$$ to get off, i had to take off my rear tire just so I could clean the hub and brake, but of course I have the drum brake on the TTR, so it may be easier with a disc!

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WD40! Cheap, available, and doen't attract dirt that will wear out the chain and sprockets.

It is not used as a lubricant, but as a protectorant from oxidation. 20,000 miles on my FZR chain and nothing but WD40 has touched it. Over 2000 miles on my WR chain, still in great shape, lots of mud, water and sand riding. WD40 is recommended by one (or more) of the best chain manufacturers.

AH yes, now streetbikes are a different story. I use nothing but WD-40 on all my streetbikes. Great cleaner, lube, and water repellent. Great choice "smoker".

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WD40! Cheap, available, and doen't attract dirt that will wear out the chain and sprockets.

Over 2000 miles on my WR chain, still in great shape, lots of mud, water and sand riding.

I can't see how anyone can get 2000 miles out of a chain in Midwest conditions, I have been riding in Indiana and OH for 25 years and have always used O-ring chains, replace chain & sprockets as a set, only use Renthal or Sidewinder Chromemoly (high $) sprockets, and the most I every got was 800 miles and the chain was really wasted. Normaly I replace them under 500 miles. The MX guys I know that go riding with me destroy their non O-ring chains in a couple rides.

Maybe it's where I ride, if your in 3rd gear then that's a super high speed trail, most are 2nd gear at best. So it takes a long time to go 2000 miles.

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Silkolene Pro Chain---3500 kms (2100 miles) on stock chain. I use a sidewinder rear sprocket and Renthals on the front. I change the front often and I don't have any trouble with the chain and rear sprocket. WR Dave. :thumbsup:

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two thumbs up for WD40....I wash by bike well after each ride, sray the stuff on, spin the tire, repeat as necessary and you have a perfectly clean and lubed chain.....

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