Solid chain lube - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Product Reviews The place to post your thoughts about V-Strom related products. This section is designed to help make the searching easier, but you will find other reviews in the other sections.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 Old 05-30-2012, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 2,230
Solid chain lube

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.

CarbonForBikes

06 V-Strom DL650

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
John V Strom, Jr. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 Old 05-30-2012, 05:02 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
LoneStrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Seattle....
Posts: 2,297
Interesting!!!!!!


Sent from my Motorcycle iPhone app

1990 Yamaha XT350
2012 Honda NC700X BDR express......
1994 GS500..DORA THE PURPLE EXPLORA
LoneStrom is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 05-30-2012, 05:33 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
PTRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Posts: 6,607
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.

Americans' Four Freedoms:

Freedom of speech
Freedom of worship
Freedom from want
Freedom from fear

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
January 6, 1941
PTRider is offline  
post #4 of 17 Old 05-30-2012, 06:29 PM
$tromtrooper
 
V-Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,555
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.

..Tom

Road Toads Charter Member 2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, 2012 DL650 135,000+ km, 84,000+ miles. 2015 DL1000 New Jul 2015


This can help preventing from cars pulling out in front of you (SMIDSY)
SMIDSY detailed report.
V-Tom is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old 05-30-2012, 06:39 PM
What Kinda Bike Is That?
 
Black Lab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine
Posts: 5,538
Quote:
Originally Posted by V-Tom View Post
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.

..Tom
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.

B.L.

2007 DL-650 (I gave away in 2012 with 111,000 + miles)
"A word grows to a thought; a thought to an idea; an idea to an act. All the pieces are put together, and the whole is yours."
1942, Beryl Markham: "West With the Night"
"You can talk about doing a thing until everyone finally talks you out of it, or you can actually do the thing"
James Baldwin "Across Islands and Oceans"
Black Lab is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old 05-30-2012, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 2,230
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.

06 V-Strom DL650

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
John V Strom, Jr. is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 05-30-2012, 07:17 PM
$tromtrooper
 
V-Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,555
Quote:
Originally Posted by Black Lab View Post
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.

B.L.
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.

..Tom

Road Toads Charter Member 2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, 2012 DL650 135,000+ km, 84,000+ miles. 2015 DL1000 New Jul 2015


This can help preventing from cars pulling out in front of you (SMIDSY)
SMIDSY detailed report.
V-Tom is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old 05-30-2012, 07:52 PM
Moderator++
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL USA
Posts: 31,592
Garage
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.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A is just getting started.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014+ DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012+ DL650s
See http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at http://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html
greywolf is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 05-30-2012, 08:06 PM
$tromtrooper
 
tmcgee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Braintree, Massachusetts
Posts: 8,035
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.

-Tom (DL650AL2) (KA1TOX) (E-I-E-I-O)

This message and images are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. http://creativecommons.org
tmcgee is offline  
post #10 of 17 Old 05-30-2012, 08:30 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Austin, Tx.
Posts: 349
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.
coral_snake is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome