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Feb 10th 2019, 08:16 AM   #1
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
Chain lube compare-o

Love this guy sometimes.



Snow day. WTF else you gonna do?

Peace.
Feb 10th 2019, 10:20 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Here

The part where after the fling test he pats down the chain with a paper towel to see if there's any lubricant remaining seems like it might miss the mark with some products. Motul chain lube, for example, goes waxy and just a very little bit gooey after the volatile carrier evaporates, which takes a little while. (He doesn't say how long he waits after applying. I'd leave it for an hour at least.) In my experience once that happens none whatsoever is going to transfer to a paper towel when you pat it with one, but that doesn't mean it isn't still on there.
Feb 10th 2019, 12:35 PM   #3
 
  Jan 2016
  Woodland, WA

Most of us are running 0-ring chains with the lubricant sealed inside, so the threats are external......dirt and rust. This makes the Dupont lube look good, especially considering it's price. It is also available at some Walmarts. I agree with the above post that the fling test doesn't tell much if the lube sticks well.

Edited by McRider on Feb 10th 2019 at 12:37 PM
Feb 10th 2019, 07:34 PM   #4
 
  Jun 2016
  Portland area

Love my Tutoro oiler! 20 min install. Keep forgetting to even look at the chain once in awhile.

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Feb 11th 2019, 11:26 AM   #5
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
My current chain. Surprisingly ..still needs maintenance.

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Feb 12th 2019, 07:32 AM   #6
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  Sep 2016
  Salem, OR

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
My current chain. Surprisingly ..still needs maintenance.

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There's not a chain there, I think you got shafted.
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Feb 12th 2019, 09:44 AM   #7
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  Poor Tortured

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Feb 12th 2019, 09:47 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

I run 'o' ring chains on all of my 'chain' bikes. There really is no lubing required with them as they are sealed and no lube will remain on the chain/sprocket contact area even after a short period of time. It is basically a cosmetic thing with them if you want to clean them.
Feb 12th 2019, 01:38 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
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I just put a stick of butter under the front sprocket cover.
Feb 12th 2019, 01:52 PM   #10
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Feb 12th 2019, 02:25 PM   #11
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If you can stuff your whole bike in that you can keep it lubed and out of the snow.
Feb 13th 2019, 10:53 AM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
WD40 is not a lubricant.

Also, oiling the chain prevents rust, which will eat through chains if left alone in PNW climate.
Feb 14th 2019, 09:31 AM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Rusted out chain? I can say in over 50 years of riding, many, many resurrected and abused motorcycles (over 80 owned over the years) I have never seen one 'eaten through'. And I am talking about YEARS sitting outside. Good? No. But certainly not rusted out to the point of "eaten through".
I have taken badly rusted frozen chains off and attempted to loosen them up on a few occasions just to see if I could do it. Soaking for long periods and manipulating over and over. Not to use it long term but just to see if it could be brought back and how loose it would become from the rust in the joints. Some were not too bad. It probably depended on how worn they were when the bike was left to rot.
I hope this does not come off 'wrong'. Not trying to pick a fight here...
Feb 14th 2019, 09:46 AM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  space needle

A motorcycle riding airplane mechanic turned me on to ACF-50:

https://biker47.com/acf-50-motorcycl...rrosive-spray/



works great on chains too, keeps them shiny clean with zero fling & dirt cling...
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Feb 14th 2019, 01:20 PM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathan
A motorcycle riding airplane mechanic turned me on to ACF-50:

https://biker47.com/acf-50-motorcycl...rrosive-spray/



works great on chains too, keeps them shiny clean with zero fling & dirt cling...
Yes, I've been using this for two years now, works like a charm!
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