Thanks for the input on chain oilers guys. I am coming from the perspective of having done 100% of my touring on bikes with driveshafts so chains are a bit of a new area for me.
Yes, I am thinking about an 800 XC to use on Texas dirt and gravel roads and some other roads that I want to explore around the border in Mexico that I presume are a similar construction. Gravel, dust, and sand.
If you don't use oil what do you suggest?