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View Poll Results: What chain wax/lube do you PRIMARILY use?
DuPont (Teflon Chain-Saver) 101 33.01%
Maxima (Chain Wax) 65 21.24%
BelRay (SuperClean Chain Lube) 23 7.52%
Tirox (Chain Wax) 6 1.96%
Motul brand 19 6.21%
Ipone brand 1 0.33%
Wurth brand 13 4.25%
Motor oil (used/new?) 12 3.92%
WD40 9 2.94%
(other: please post and specify!) 57 18.63%
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post #141 of 154 Old 06-07-2019, 11:57 AM
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I stopped lubing chain some time ago and no side effects - just the opposite.
From time to time I use gear oil to prevent rust and that's all.
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I Installed a Tutoro automatic chain lube system.Lubricates and keeps the chain clean with very little maintenance on my 2018 DL650 XT
I came here to say this too!

I've installed a $60 used Tutoro (bought here) that I simply love.
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post #143 of 154 Old 08-16-2019, 10:31 PM
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Im coming from have owned three shafties (still have my 77 R100/7) and just recently got my bike fully road worthy.
Installed a new D.I.D. 530 and am using Motul paste because it seemed to be well regarded. Time will tell.
Heres an interesting video on chain lube:

https://youtu.be/UrEpAUi_QKA
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Im coming from have owned three shafties (still have my 77 R100/7) and just recently got my bike fully road worthy.
Installed a new D.I.D. 530 and am using Motul paste because it seemed to be well regarded. Time will tell.
Heres an interesting video on chain lube:

https://youtu.be/UrEpAUi_QKA

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90w gear oil. I've still got 2 quarts of that stuff from when I still had a 1972 volvo, finally found a use for it. Apply with a toothbrush to the inside of the chain.

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Started using 80w90 gear lube this spring with the new chain and sprockets. Was getting a bit of fling onto the rear wheel. Looked around the shop and my room mate has a jug of Lucas Oil Stabilizer(a clear thick honey oil) on the shelf. Mixed it 50/50 with the gear oil and no fling. Also stands up to rain better than just plain oil. Might try mixing ATF and the Stabilizer and see what that is like.

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90w gear oil. I've still got 2 quarts of that stuff from when I still had a 1972 volvo, finally found a use for it. Apply with a toothbrush to the inside of the chain.
That works well, but be careful of the toothbrush on the orings. A rag or paintbrush might be better.
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I wouldn't use a toothbrush. Stiff bristles can remove the lube behind the O rings. Chain failure is not far behind.

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That works well, but be careful of the toothbrush on the orings. A rag or paintbrush might be better.
I'm not scrubbing the oil in, just using something to get it on more sparingly, not bristles down.

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Still uber happy with V-Tom's Wurth HHS 2000 recommendation.
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