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Old 05-30-2012, 05:56 PM
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Anyone seen or heard of this? It looks pretty interesting and they have an application for the Strom. A little pricey, but if it works, it might be worth it.

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Interesting!!!!!!


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US$187.74 plus S&H at today's exchange rate.

It might be cheaper if we wait until the Euro collapses. Anyone think the Euro will survive another year?...Two years? I have my doubts. After the Grexit (Greece leaves the Euro currency zone), then capital will flow out of the rest of the PIGS, Portugal, Italy, Spain. It'll flow to mainly Germany, and the European Central Bank will loan it back to the banks of those countries. It'll be German tax payers subsidizing those countries even though Spain, for one, had a responsible economic policy but is being enfeebled by the austerity measures.
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I'd like to see how long the chains last using it.. the last chain I replaced was replaced at 74,845 km (46,404 miles) and still had life left in it.

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I'd like to see how long the chains last using it.. the last chain I replaced was replaced at 74,845 km (46,404 miles) and still had life left in it.

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I just wanted you to know, Tom, that I agree 100% with your process of maintaining your chain. Don't clean it, just oil it on a regular basis.

As you know, I use chainsaw bar oil. My last trip, (nearly 1,400 miles), I oiled the chain , (good and sticky!), twice. And, once when I got back home.

Your process is the right process for me.

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I am waiting on a shipping quote for the unit and a refill. Haven't even installed my new Loobman, but this might mean the Loobman will go in the classifieds.
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I just wanted you to know, Tom, that I agree 100% with your process of maintaining your chain. Don't clean it, just oil it on a regular basis.

As you know, I use chainsaw bar oil. My last trip, (nearly 1,400 miles), I oiled the chain , (good and sticky!), twice. And, once when I got back home.

Your process is the right process for me.

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Except I do it closer to 200 to 250 miles (With every tank of fuel and after every rain ride.)

I would be cool if this dry stuff works.. but I can't see how a dry product would get in between the plates where lube is most needed.

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I don't see it getting into the roller to bushing interface, keeping the O-rings supple or doing much for rust prevention. Those are the three things chain lube needs to do.
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I was reading somewhere that Dupont is no longer recommending the blue can teflon for motorcycle chains, only the yellow can. They changed formulations, so stock up if you like that blue can stuff.
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I spoke with Dupont about a month ago and they told me if the blue can doesn't say chain wax it's the new formula not for chains. I get the chain saver in the yellow can at Wally World for about one dollar more than the blue can at Lowes.
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