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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:14 pm 
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Are there any particular lubes that any of you would specifically recommend I either use, or avoid like the plague, for the chain on my 2015 SR400?

Thanks, in advance.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:35 pm 
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Its an O-Ring chain so lube doesnt get down into the rollers and pins but you do need it for the sideplates and sprocket to roller contact. Wet, oily lube flings off pretty quick; what you want is something that sticks and sorta 'dries on'. There are a number of spray on lubes that do that.
I like to spray down a chain when I get back from a ride when all the bits are warmed up and it can dry. I also tend to run my chain adjustment a tad on the loose side. I firmly believe one is far better off with it a tad loose than a tad too tight.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:18 pm 
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PJ 1 blue label. Great stuff, look no further.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:03 pm 
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rdguy wrote:
PJ 1 blue label. Great stuff, look no further.
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Bob said the same thing to me last season, and it was great advice!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:13 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:53 pm 
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I am an old fashioned guy: I clean the chain with kerosene, wipe it dry, then brush on 90 weight gear oil. I let it sit a while, then wipe off all excess oil.
Has worked well for me for many years.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:11 pm 
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I ended up going with Motul chain lube. I got the one for street bikes with O, X, or Z ring chains.
It was locally available and it is for O ring chains.
Sure is quieter after using the Motul chain lube.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:12 pm 
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I've been using Motul and it sticks pretty well. One can has lasted a year (5000 miles) so it's cost effective too. As it's nearly empty now I've gone for Muc Off which is a wax based 'dry' lube with PTFE to see if that's as good, but haven't used it yet.

With a new chain I tend to use those big tubs of chain wax first, but wait til the missus has gone out before you boil it up on the stove! An application (or dip) in that lasts quite a while before any other lube is required. Then I use the spray can type to provide additional lube as needed.

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I have been using PJ1 blue label for a long time and will buy no other.


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