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Old 11-19-2013, 08:11 AM   #19066
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There is only one Multi-use lubricant (spray and liquid) amongst those dupont products.
True, but Mark may be using the old formula. The new one isn't recommended for motorcycle chains.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:13 AM   #19067
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To be fair, not all DuPont Multi-use lubes are created equally...
Yes, they changed the formulation of the Multi-Use Lubricant so it's no longer dry wax-based. It still works great, you just need to apply it a little more often.

The Chain Saver stuff is basically identical to the earlier dry wax formulation of the Multi-Use Lubricant. Only problem is I can only find it in the little plastic squeeze bottles, so I don't use it as often.

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Old 11-19-2013, 08:14 AM   #19068
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True, but Mark may be using the old formula. The new one isn't recommended for motorcycle chains.

The new one still works better than the chain formula IMO opinion. I'm sure that's what he's using. But, I no longer have a 2nd bike and I use a pro-oiler on my tiger so I have no need for manually lubing my chain.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:15 AM   #19069
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Yes, they changed the formulation of the Multi-Use Lubricant so it's no longer dry wax-based. It still works great, you just need to apply it a little more often.

The Chain Saver stuff is basically identical to the earlier dry wax formulation of the Multi-Use Lubricant. Only problem is I can only find it in the little plastic squeeze bottles, so I don't use it as often.

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I've seen the chain saver spray at walmart.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:25 AM   #19070
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My friend tried out the Multi-Use (new formula) and was unimpressed with it and went back to a traditional motorcycle lube. Time to turn this into a lube thread?
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:45 AM   #19071
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For those using the Dupont Multi-Use Lube, read the message here:
http://www2.dupont.com/Consumer_Lubr...lubricant.html
(I seem to recall a thread about this around here somewhere...)

FWIW, I'm kind of partial to the Yamalube Off-Road Chain Lube these days.
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/yamalube...s/6606/details
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:03 PM   #19072
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Great, now it's a chain lube forum....

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Old 11-20-2013, 04:12 AM   #19073
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Great, now it's a chain lube forum....

JG
Its up to 1200+ pages. All the other topics have been discussed.

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Old 11-20-2013, 06:47 AM   #19074
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Aspiring 800XC owner here with a question:

What's the maintenance intervals on the 800? Is the bike easily user-serviceable?

I'm sure it's nowhere near as friendly to work on as a single-thumper... but is it possible to do valve clearancing yourself without taking 3 days off work, owning $10k in tools and taken coursework from Motorcycle Mechanics Institute?
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:16 AM   #19075
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Aspiring 800XC owner here with a question:

What's the maintenance intervals on the 800? Is the bike easily user-serviceable?

I'm sure it's nowhere near as friendly to work on as a single-thumper... but is it possible to do valve clearancing yourself without taking 3 days off work, owning $10k in tools and taken coursework from Motorcycle Mechanics Institute?
Valve clearance checks every 12K. Not super-simple, but not horrendous either. No one-use tools needed.

I'd classify it as easy-to-moderate for serviceability.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:26 AM   #19076
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Aspiring 800XC owner here with a question:

What's the maintenance intervals on the 800? Is the bike easily user-serviceable?

I'm sure it's nowhere near as friendly to work on as a single-thumper... but is it possible to do valve clearancing yourself without taking 3 days off work, owning $10k in tools and taken coursework from Motorcycle Mechanics Institute?
It ain't no KTM...I will say that.

It all depends on how much you ride. The annual average for a road bike is about 4-5K. That means servicing is every couple of years. For most of us there's not much to do...lube the chain and change the oil and filter. IMO it's as easy as they get and would not choose or not choose it for it's maintenance requirements.

If you're an experienced mechanic it's no trouble...if you're not then consider having the dealer service it. EFI is beyond the scope of most home mechanics, and they all have ABS, although I have only had the ECU updated once since it was new.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:21 AM   #19077
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It ain't no KTM...I will say that.

It all depends on how much you ride. The annual average for a road bike is about 4-5K. That means servicing is every couple of years. For most of us there's not much to do...lube the chain and change the oil and filter. IMO it's as easy as they get and would not choose or not choose it for it's maintenance requirements.

If you're an experienced mechanic it's no trouble...if you're not then consider having the dealer service it. EFI is beyond the scope of most home mechanics, and they all have ABS, although I have only had the ECU updated once since it was new.
How do you rate longevity of the bike?

I've done 30k miles in the last 2 years.

Is it a 50k mile bike? 100k?
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:35 AM   #19078
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How do you rate longevity of the bike?

I've done 30k miles in the last 2 years.

Is it a 50k mile bike? 100k?
Just click back to the previous page and look at the top post.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:16 AM   #19079
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I'm doomed.

I'm pre-qualified for a loan for the balance already, getting my current bike into sell/trade condition to shrink the loan. Just need to get the right price and the right bike in front of me now.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:45 AM   #19080
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I'm doomed.

I'm pre-qualified for a loan for the balance already, getting my current bike into sell/trade condition to shrink the loan. Just need to get the right price and the right bike in front of me now.
It might then be said that you are triple-cursed.

I am too, and enjoying every minute of it.
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