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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-16-2006, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Chain Lube!

hey, i have a 2005 Brutale and i just wanted to know whats a good chain lube to use on it. Also, i am thinking of buying Honda spray cleaner and polish to use on the bike after i wash it. If anyone knows of a better one to use on an MV please let me know. thanks!
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Maxima Chain Wax



That stuff is the only stuff I use. Apply it after you're done riding for the day, and let it dry overnight. Stuff doesn't fling off, and extends the life insanely. I did 16K miles on my R6 in 5 months...the chain was still in great condition.....

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and the HUGE lower triple clamp. that thing is braced like king-kong at at a bondage party.
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There is definitely nothing better than chain wax....
i concur 150%



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Hmm...I found Chain Wax to be quite messy, and prefer to use Motorex Chain lube; much less fling-off in my experience.
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maybe in arizona that wax flings off.....
but i've never seen that happen anywhere else..... including florida

it's important to put it on at the END of your riding day
then leave it at least overnight
you can WIPE off the excess before riding again
it shouldn't fling unless you used a whole can in the first place



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thanks for the help guys!
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maybe in arizona that wax flings off.....
but i've never seen that happen anywhere else..... including florida

it's important to put it on at the END of your riding day
then leave it at least overnight
you can WIPE off the excess before riding again
it shouldn't fling unless you used a whole can in the first place
Maybe...My worst bout was in Utah, got all over my tail bag.
I always fully clean, dry, lube, wipe, than allow to sit overnight, all my chains, motorcycle and bicycle. In fact, I use wax products on all my bicycle chains, but I think Motorex makes some of the best products in the world.
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Motorex is good shit. Bicycle chains...hmm...I just buy new ones, lol. But yeah, Motorex is good shit.

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and the HUGE lower triple clamp. that thing is braced like king-kong at at a bondage party.
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Motorex is good shit. Bicycle chains...hmm...I just buy new ones, lol. But yeah, Motorex is good shit.
Yeah, I still replace mine at 30% wear (extends the life of my chainrings and cassesttes substaintially), but I still need a high quality lube. I have used Finish Line's Krytech for over 10 years now, but before that I actually used to dismantle the chain, soak it in kerosene and then parafin wax every 100 miles -- anal, I know, but I also used to weigh all my components to shave grams.
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My two cents:

If I take perfect care of an O, X, or XW chain with proper tension, cleaning and lube of any kind I get about 20,000 miles (though I often wind up swapping at about 15 b/c it makes me feel better). If I take imperfect care of the same type of chain, doing nothing but keeping the proper tension and applying WD40 after it gets wet, I get about 20,000 miles.

AFAICT, regular lubing does little for a sealed chain aside from keeping it looking pretty.

Of course, if you're only riding 5000 miles a year all bets are off, as the rubber rings in the chain are probably deteriorating four times faster than if you rode more often.
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