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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
Sections of I-15 in Utah are posted 80 MPH limit. I'm sure that is where you were.
Yeah you're right.
Wait a minute, He says he's in La Paz. Weather report for today- 57f cloudy/rainy tonight-29f with snow showers.
No thanks,I'll keep my 89f and humid....
Exactly where I was (definitely not in Vermont...nosireee)
That is actually true
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?
Never understood the fascination with oiling chains when modern O and X-ring chains are sealed units. Sure, oil them to stop rust on the outside but aside from that, they don't need oiling as much as folks think they do.
As for Scottoilers - unless you live in a really really wet environment like, say, England, I just don't see the need plus they are very messy and a PIA to set up.
Now you're really trying to start a fight.
I use this: http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/motorcycle-chain-lube/dupont-teflon-chain-lube.htm
Me too - better for our wet weather.
+1. That stuff is fantastic, and I'm convinced it's why I was able to get over 30,000 miles out of my stock Wee-Strom chain. And my Tiger's chain is still in great shape at 20,000 miles.
Also comes in a non-aerosol bottle for those trips where you don't want an aerosol can in the luggage....
Hmmmm, I may have to try this stuff.
I agree, that's all I use except for WD-40 every once in a while to clean the grit off. The Dupont lube attracts very little dirt.
I buy mine at Lowes but I've never seen the non-aerosol version, I will look for it next time, thanks.
No going back now. The valve stem hole is drilled out and the 5200 is curing. I wish I could have found the fast dry stuff cause I may actually have the weekend off and the rim will still be curing. I took a lot of pics and I'll do a full DIY with a few things that I would recommend doing differently.
So very true !!!!!!
That being said, Clay, quit your whining, put your parts on your bike and continue your ride. Sheesh.
I agree Triumph should have responded and sold you some parts. But hey these are wear-items, not warranty issues. So they are your responsibility.
Now that being said, next time you need parts let me know and I'll try to get your parts FedEx'd from either of two dealers in Houston.
I guess you could go back (for what reason I don't know). Pull out valve stem, stuff in tube and rock on.
I look forward to your pics and the wait on the curing does seem to be the hardest part....
Definitely keeping an out eye out for this thread and long term success.
Special chain lube like that makes sense.
40 years ago when I was a young bicycle racer many of us used gasoline to clean chains and WD-40 to lube them, then the word went around that both products removed existing lubricants and were a bad idea. The word was that most mechanics on professional teams cleaned chains in diesel fuel, so that's what I started to do.
Just FYI you would be surprised at the amount of friction there is in a poorly maintained chain.
I'd never used an auto chain oiler on any bike until yesterday. I got a loobman for less than 30 bucks delivered and figured what the hell, I'll try it. I installed it on my roadie last night. Bit of a PITA but seems to do a good job of keeping the chain lubed. I used BMW synthetic gear lube because I no longer have a shaftie and have nothing to use the gear lube on, but come to think of it considering BMW FD issues now my chain will probably fail