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What chain lube is everybody using? coming from belt driven bikes I have not really bought any good quality stuff lately, I have been using cheap stuff on my small bikes that ends up everywhere.
 

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Wurth do a lot of good stuff, workshop consumables etc. I've used them for years.
On my longer term bikes I always fit a Scot-Oiler and turn it quite far down. I've never adjusted a chain between tyres and no mess on wheels.
'Putoline' white chain wax/lube is excellent and makes a serviceable but ugly chain look better. (anti-fling).
I use this on short termers or other peoples bikes.
 

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Good old WD40. You have to apply regularly but it keeps your chain in pristine condition and any blow off wipes off very easily.
 

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Jerry , you shouldn't use WD 40 on an "O" Ring chain, or anywhere else you have rubber seals, WD 40 makes the "O" rings swell up, Trust me on this I've seen the tests, :(
 

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Jerry , you shouldn't use WD 40 on an "O" Ring chain, or anywhere else you have rubber seals, WD 40 makes the "O" rings swell up, Trust me on this I've seen the tests, :(
Thanks for the advice Elvisto however I will continue to use it. My chains have never been in better condition with no tight spots. A rider pal of mine suggested it and he has been using it with great success for many years.
 

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No Probs Jerry :), I too used it for over 25 years ,and it's fantastic stuff, It's only in recent years when it was pointed out to me that my chain had "O" rings and Blah Blah Blah, I'm using the wrong stuff, :(

We never had chain lube in those days, we used to use old engine oil at times, I do remember a guy I met used to boil his chain in some greasy mess and hang it up to dry off ,
 

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No Probs Jerry :), I too used it for over 25 years ,and it's fantastic stuff, It's only in recent years when it was pointed out to me that my chain had "O" rings and Blah Blah Blah, I'm using the wrong stuff, :(

We never had chain lube in those days, we used to use old engine oil at times, I do remember a guy I met used to boil his chain in some greasy mess and hang it up to dry off ,
I found the following Elvisto. Appears well researched:
Chain Cleaning Waxing and WD-40 - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum
 

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Sorry for the post hack Davea!
Don't be, it's all relevant.

I work in the oil industry and WD40 is banned in most rigs I visit.
1st. it's carcinogenic. Along with Copperslip.
2nd. It's deemed not to be the best product for the job. Most places seem to prefer PlusGas. Or, Scaffeze.

Don't get me wrong, I've used it for many years too but never on a chain. A slippery mess migrating up the side wall does not appeal to me.
 

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Friend of mine turned me on to Dupont Teflon Chain Saver, it's a dry waxy lube. So far it's been great, doesn't fly off or collect crude along the way. Seems like pretty good stuff.
 

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Friend of mine turned me on to Dupont Teflon Chain Saver, it's a dry waxy lube. So far it's been great, doesn't fly off or collect crude along the way. Seems like pretty good stuff.
I think I've seen this advertised somewhere. Is it a block that secures to the top/fore end of the swing arm and the chain skiffs over it before the front sprocket ?
 

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Over the last 30 years I've tried pretty much everything.......apart from WD40! The best I've found, and my everyday lube in all weathers is Castrol Racing chain lube, great stuff :)
 

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Unfortunately not ;-) WD40 was originally designed as a water displacer, hence the WD, 40 being the fortieth formula tried before they decided to run with it. It was never designed to lubricate. It has many uses, I quite often spray some on a rag to get ride off any oil residue on parts etc. I used the same method to clean the side plates on a chain, but never to lubricate it. I'm open to new ideas, but not sure I'll try this one.
 
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