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Chain lube recommendations?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Draeger, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,828

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    Hi all,

    What's your preferred lube.......ooer!!!!:p

    I've sworn by Scotoilers for years, even on superbikes but they do tend to get the trickle of oil all over the back wheel, even when the remote reservoir is turned down.

    What are you guys using? Any good ones which have minimal fling off?
     
  2. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,322

    Castrol chain lube racing oil no flick, really liked it - had no issues on the SV650. WD40 chain lube had loads of fling off, horrible (maybe the wax isn't so bad).
     
  3. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,101

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    Gear oil is by far the best I've used. Brush on a tiny amount after each ride (or use a Tutoro oiler) and you have a perfect very thin layer all the time with minimal fling and absolutely zero stickiness. Any fling is not black and wipes off with a clean dry cloth, and doing this means you never need to clean your chain too.

    It washes off immediately with rain though which is the biggest disadvantage, and you really do need to apply it regularly and in small amounts. On tours I bring a can of Castrol OR lube as it's the least sticky/gunky lube I've come across, but it doesn't hold a candle to gear oil as I need to clean the chain when using it.

    Chain wax is the devil and if my new dealer uses it at service time I'll give them a slap! It takes ages to get that rubbish off.
     
  4. ElliorR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 20, 2009

    Posts: 8,781

    Location: Not where I'd like to be

    In the winter, when I ride (too bloody old now and I’ve become something I used to mock), I use Motul C2. From spring onwards I like to use a ptfe dry lube, such as Muc Off’s, though I have to lube more often.
     
  5. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 2,020

    I use Putoline DX11, I find it's ok.
     
  6. EVH

    Don

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 26,978

    Castro racing lube here. Spray on after every fill up or thereabouts. Has lasted a solid 8-10 months of riding so far
     
  7. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,779

    Location: Kent

    SDOC100 dry chain lube:
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    This was the amount of fling it produced... (old chain, ignore the nastiness!)
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    And with WD40 chain lube... :eek::eek:
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  8. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    You have a rusty chain, you're clearly a bad source of recommendations :p
     
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  9. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

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    Location: Kent

    Shhhh :p

    That better? :D
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  10. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2006

    Posts: 3,645

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    SDOC100 dry chain lube: (old chain, ignore the nastiness!)
     
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  11. Freeman

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 24, 2004

    Posts: 5,564

    Castrol Racing. Used it for 3 years now and my chains are spot on.

    I used Wurth before that I can't believe how terrible it is.
     
  12. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    I'm using the WD40 stuff but I have old battered, black rims so doesnt show up
     
  13. TripleT

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 9,398

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    Castrol here too, used Wurth in the past too and Castrol is miles better.

    I did used to use gear oil and it worked really well, but like Kreeeee said, rain just takes it away and considering I commute all year round in one of the wettest cities, it just wasn't going to work!
     
  14. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,229

    Castrol Racing Lube, still got some left over. Lasted long and didn't turn my bike black. :p
     
  15. Karl

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 23, 2002

    Posts: 3,223

    Location: UK

    Gear oil up to now, but I'm just trying my first application of WD40 chain wax to see how I get on.
     
  16. The Deuce

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: In the sticks

    WD40 chain lube, I'm not experiencing the fling as some have on here.
     
  17. tom_e

    Man of Honour

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    Location: West mids

    I don't find any fling with the wd40 wax, lasts for ages as well.
     
  18. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

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    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    A friend who runs a bike training school has recommended PJ1 Blue Label and given me a can to try. Will see how it goes.
     
  19. mattup

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2006

    Posts: 769

    Location: Reading

    I have used many but found this to be the best.

    Wurth - Motorcycle Chain Wax

    Matt
     
  20. Karl

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 23, 2002

    Posts: 3,223

    Location: UK

    After a week or so, same as you really. Lasts ages, no fling I've noticed (though I do have a chain guard). When I applied it, I let it dry, then gave it a soft wipe with a rag to take the excess off.. Maybe that was it? Dunno.