chain lube

Discussion in 'Technical & Maintenance' started by Wayne, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if this has been discussed here or not. But I'm thinking it's time to make the switch to gear oil for chain lube.

  2. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    I use fluid film. I also use it to waterproof my leather boots and gloves
  3. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    The only argument for the more expensive dedicated chain lubes is that they are formulated to not attract dirt, and not fling off easily. There is no doubt that gear lube adequately lubricates for as long as it is attached to your chain...

    Then again, you can do what I have done, and stick to shaft driven motorcycles. :p
  4. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Love his vids. No B.S. just facts ... or his opinion...
  5. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I tried the gear lube on my chain and was surprised at how well it DOESN'T cast off. I've always used chain wax on my Varadero with no issues. But on the KTM I'm finding chain wax doesn't last. I've now switched to gear lube and like it.
  6. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Do you brush it on?
  7. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    If you are talking about the gear oil, no brush. I just drizzled on as I rotated the chain. I left the bike for a couple of hours to let it settle in, and drip off the access. But I did take it for a spin and was surprised that there was barely any cast off mess.
  8. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Sorry, yes the gear oil. I was wondering if a brush would provide better coverage against corrosion, and drip less under the bike.
  9. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I never thought about using a brush. But maybe a good idea to try the brush on method.

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