How I Carry Extra Motor Oil & Lube My Chain (Video) - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Maintenance How-to WARNING! If you follow these posts and something goes wrong - Stromtroopers is not responsible for any damages, etc. You assume all risk.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 08-20-2011, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
What Kinda Bike Is That?
 
Black Lab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine
Posts: 5,520
How I Carry Extra Motor Oil & Lube My Chain (Video)

During extended trips, particularly when I have had to ride long stints on an interstate, my DL-650 tends to get a little thirsty, and needs a sip, or two of motor oil. I also need to lubricate my chain as well during a long ride, (or a short "swim" through a mud puddle!).

The video below is something that I shot and put together this afternoon, (slow day at the "office"....). The intention of it is to share what I do with other riders; to maybe give them a "spark" to think of similar ideas for themselves.

The video is NOT intended to be a discussion point as to what kind of motor oil I use in my bike, nor what type of lubrication I have chosen for my drive chain. I have made my choices for what I use, based upon what has worked best for me over the past 94,000 miles.

Here is the video:


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  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 08-20-2011, 09:46 PM
$tromtrooper
 
footloose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SW Ontario, Canada
Posts: 526
What part of your bike do you lubricate with the insect repellent?!

And how do I pack a black lab on my bike to help with the lubricating tasks?

:biggrinjester:

"The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate." "O. Henry"


86 HD Softail (170,000 miles)
04 DL650 Suzuki

footloose is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 08-20-2011, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
What Kinda Bike Is That?
 
Black Lab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine
Posts: 5,520
Quote:
Originally Posted by footloose View Post
What part of your bike do you lubricate with the insect repellent?!
Why, the headlights and the front fairing of course!

Both the fairing and the headlights are usually covered with smashed bugs at the end of a long day's ride. I found, that if I spray the headlights, and the fairing BEFORE I head out on a ride, it is much easier to squeegie the dead insects off at the end of the day.

Think of the bug spray as kind of a "pre-wash" to my ride cycle.

:biggrinjester: :biggrinjester: :biggrinjester:

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"

Last edited by Black Lab; 08-21-2011 at 05:59 AM.
Black Lab is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 Old 08-21-2011, 12:26 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 134
Good thinking putting the gear lube in a soup can! Not to sure about lubing the chain while running in gear though. I remember seeing a picture of a hand that got run through the rear sprocket, think he was using a rag to clean though. But I would still be very careful, it was a very grotesque image!!
hansong is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 08-21-2011, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
What Kinda Bike Is That?
 
Black Lab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine
Posts: 5,520
Quote:
Originally Posted by hansong View Post
I remember seeing a picture of a hand that got run through the rear sprocket, think he was using a rag to clean though.
It is not a problem. My hands are well away from the chain and sprocket. If the tip of the bottle was ever to get caught between the sprocket and the chain, the bottle would be pulled out of my hands, and not my hands pulled into the sprocket. What I am doing is fine.

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 12 Old 08-21-2011, 08:45 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Highlands, NC summer and fall. Coral Gables,FL winter and spring
Posts: 88
I cannot tell you what a huge smile I had at the end of your video- what an adorable dog!
mango is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 08-21-2011, 11:55 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Prince George (icky) BC Canada
Posts: 320
Any idea why I can't see the video?

Its just a blank box on my screen.
scharfg is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 08-21-2011, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
What Kinda Bike Is That?
 
Black Lab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine
Posts: 5,520
Quote:
Originally Posted by scharfg View Post
Any idea why I can't see the video?

Its just a blank box on my screen.
Here is the link to the video hosted on YouTube.

Chain Lubrication and Motor Oil Storage.mpg - YouTube

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 #9 of 12 Old 08-21-2011, 12:11 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
DougInKY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bowling Green, KY
Posts: 1,253
Send a message via AIM to DougInKY Send a message via Skype™ to DougInKY
Thanks for the video. Your dog at the end was the very best part of it. I have two cats that supervise everything I do and understand that for quality work you (and I) have to have supervision.

------------------
2007 Wee-Strom (*SOLD*)
2009 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive
1980 Honda Express (my toy!)
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
DougInKY is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 08-21-2011, 12:14 PM
redbike72
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Handy organizing and lube tips!
Your poor old Lab is probably thinking...."Oh God, he's here with that d_mn camera again..." My great-uncle had that same look.
Thanks for posting, this one's great.
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










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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

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