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Old 07-30-2014, 05:22 PM   #16
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Talking Oh goody, another Lube thread

When they get old & loose this seems to do the trick



It may fling off though...........
Not sure about sand either............
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:51 PM   #17
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What can I say after that PBee!!

Myself - I am a keep it dry man if I am in dusty conditions. I think wear is accelerated more by hard riding than anything. (I agree with the "grinding paste" theory) Adventure touring on tracks at constant speeds is not so bad on chains even if they are dry.

I am still on my original chain and sprockets after 30,000 km on my F800GS and the first signs of wear are just visible. At least half of this 30,000.00km has been on roads such as the GCR loaded up, and running the chain fairly dry - but I run fairly conservatively. I dont do adventure rides like I used to ride enduro!

I do lube it up on high speed road stuff though, like the Nullabor crossings, that I have done acouple of times now.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:55 PM   #18
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I'll give my chain a quick touch-up of CRC on the inside when I am about to depart, if I even remember, but otherwise it gets nothing. Over the life of the chain and sprockets (20k minimum) I have probably saved half the price of a replacement by not buying chain lube stuff. I used to use it religiously, but after some research i abandoned the stuff and have never regretted it.

For dirt use, chain lube is a bit like beauty products for girls, it makes the purchaser feel good but makes bugger-all difference.
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:20 PM   #19
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:41 PM   #20
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Yeah, this is all well and good for O-ring chains.

But what about X-rings

















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Old 07-30-2014, 08:03 PM   #21
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Well..................................

I'll tell you what I'm on too at the moment.
My wife works at Blackwood's and they had a cancelled order of Stuff that could not be returned back to the supplier. So Mummy, as it was going in the bin, dumps it on the shed floor, a cardboard box with 12 cans in it. I open it up and the cans are about double the length of a normal spray can. It reads on the front,
Graphite switch point spray (for railway lines)
it sprays on nice and thick, coats the whole chain and dries like a lead pencil.
I have been using it on the kids motocross bike chains for a while now and they look great.
I will keep you posted, down fall is the size of the can, I'll bring one to the TTT and run around and lube everyone's chain for a trial if ya like. Should be enough for 350 bikes.
Cheers Fogo...
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:15 PM   #22
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I am a fan of the teflon spray dry lube - no crap sticks to it and I figure I have some lube penetrating to the O rings - but I could be just deluding myself
Same as Graham, I have used Teflon Dry-lube for years and are happy with it.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:02 PM   #23
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at 20 to 25k my sprockets are worn , so i change the lot out ,lube ya chain i dont care , i dont and im fine with that
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:06 PM   #24
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Yep, tried that stuff, on non wear surfaces it builds up like buggery
I had to use a wire brush to get it off the sides of the chain.



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Well..................................

I'll tell you what I'm on too at the moment.
My wife works at Blackwood's and they had a cancelled order of Stuff that could not be returned back to the supplier. So Mummy, as it was going in the bin, dumps it on the shed floor, a cardboard box with 12 cans in it. I open it up and the cans are about double the length of a normal spray can. It reads on the front,
Graphite switch point spray (for railway lines)
it sprays on nice and thick, coats the whole chain and dries like a lead pencil.
I have been using it on the kids motocross bike chains for a while now and they look great.
I will keep you posted, down fall is the size of the can, I'll bring one to the TTT and run around and lube everyone's chain for a trial if ya like. Should be enough for 350 bikes.
Cheers Fogo...
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:12 PM   #25
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I'm with seano
if you must lube your chain, smegma is a good product
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:37 PM   #26
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http://wd40specialist.com/products/dry-lube/

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Old 07-30-2014, 10:16 PM   #27
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Well..................................

I'll tell you what I'm on too at the moment.
My wife works at Blackwood's and they had a cancelled order of Stuff that could not be returned back to the supplier. So Mummy, as it was going in the bin, dumps it on the shed floor, a cardboard box with 12 cans in it. I open it up and the cans are about double the length of a normal spray can. It reads on the front,
Graphite switch point spray (for railway lines)
it sprays on nice and thick, coats the whole chain and dries like a lead pencil.
I have been using it on the kids motocross bike chains for a while now and they look great.
I will keep you posted, down fall is the size of the can, I'll bring one to the TTT and run around and lube everyone's chain for a trial if ya like. Should be enough for 350 bikes.
Cheers Fogo...
Now where are you planning to pack that stuff Fogo?
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:50 PM   #28
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I'm with seano
if you must lube your chain, smegma is a good product
Although it can be a bit disturbing if you accidentally tear the head off the applicator!
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:05 PM   #29
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cant believe I just googled smegma, ive gotta get out more
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:55 PM   #30
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cant believe I just googled smegma, ive gotta get out more
digga... I do believe you've found your new sig line... to replace that tired old XR6 cliché...
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