Post up if you find that article, I'd love to read it.
It makes sense.
I read i tin an article about chain maintenance (can't find it right now).
Oil flinging off the chain is messy, but it is mostly messy because it takes the dirt off your chain.
Basically, the story is that lube that stays on the chain attracts dirt and doesn't lube well while lube that flings off takes the fresh dirt with it and gets replaced with fresh oil.
Seems sound to me...
I use ATF in my Scottoiler, and my chain is pretty clean after 30,000kms (even though I never cleaned it). My sidecases, license plate and swingarm are a different story...
This is the MAIN reason that I don't use Teflon SPRAY! I have had two aerosol cans go off in my topcase. One was not my fault, the other was.then I switched to using Nulon Extreme L90 [comes in a tube, very easy to carry and apply.
Sorry to tell you ock but that chain is stuffed. My constantly oiled chain is up to 18,000 kl without needing cleaning or adjusting, the wheel needs a quick spray with mr sheen and a wipe each month.
And a torch.WD40 doubles as accelerant to start campfires :beatnik:
Looking it up, most brands seem to offer motorcycle chains as another recommended use. But I'll apply with the engine off: I still have all 10 fingers....I use chainsaw bar oil.
Dupont teflon is also available in a 4 oz (liquid) bottle. A little lighter for travel.This is the MAIN reason that I don't use Teflon SPRAY! I have had two aerosol cans go off in my topcase. One was not my fault, the other was.
I will not carry, or use spray style chain lube anymore!
My first two chains lasted 34,000 km and 38,000 km. Maintained as per factory (clean with kerosene htne lubed at 1,000 km.Yes, I know it is.
I have emailed Blair at SV Racing about a chain and sprockets and the cost of getting them posted out here to Oz.
But 45,000km is pretty damned good, and the sprockets would do as emergency spares still.