Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Colorado Springs
I switched last fall to a 50/50 mix of 90wt gear oil/bar oil. I squeeze a few drops at a time on a little sponge on a stick (something I found in a drawer) and simply roll the chain past it. It is way less messy than sprays and I am finding there is actually less fling than lighter spray lubes. So far, the chain is staying clean by itself. It seems more slippery too than heavy gunk-like sprays. I will not be able to do this on trips though, because experience showed me the little bottle does not travel well. But good at home for daily riding. Can't verify, but I suspect a chain would last longer with the sponge application than spray, which can be spotty. I am liking it and it is quick. Only downside is (as of now) it's limited to my garage. For trips, I will revert to Maxima Chain Wax which worked well for me in the past. I clean with diesel a few times a season when using the wax mostly.
I have a DID X-ring with Superlight steel sprockets with about 9,000 miles on them. Not sure how long they ll go.
06 V-Strom DL650
Last edited by John V Strom, Jr.; 06-13-2014 at 03:47 PM.