When I did a poll a few years ago it appeared that most riders got about 20,000 to 30,000 miles out of their chain, It didn't seem to matter what they did and some riders that did nothing at all to their chains got roughly the same life. I suspect chain wax does nothing but make the rider feel like they are doing something.Not sure what the average life of a chain is on a Strom.
I'm still buying the blue can, no problemI have used the Dupont Teflon Dry Lube for several years with great results, spraying the chain every 500 miles or so. Supposedly they no longer make this product but have another that is recommended as a replacement on Web Bike World.
DuPont Chain Saver 3.5 oz. Travel Size - webBikeWorld
I got Liquid Performance mail order like chicago said. Amazon, ebay, or many motorcycle accessory stores. I try to order with something else to justify the shipping cost.So what stores sell the Liquid Performance lube?
I got Liquid Performance mail order like chicago said. Amazon, ebay, or many motorcycle accessory stores. I try to order with something else to justify the shipping cost.
Someone (who has good credentials) told me you can use most anything on the chain, from oils and grease to WD-40, it's mainly to keep it from rusting. The real lube is sealed inside the chain with the O-rings. Of course, you do need some lubrication between the chain and sprockets.
Not enough attention is paid to both sides of the plates, I use a sponge that I spray with lube and I apply to the side plates when I spin the wheel. You will not ever see rust on my chains.
NP....the sponge I use is not something you typically can find in a store, I use surgical scrub sink sponges that are small and smooth with no pleating or other surface changes. I would bet that some of those small staining brush sponges would work well, unless that is you have access to the sponges I do. :mrgreen:A sponge... great idea! I hadn't thought of that.
I've been using an old paint brush with shortened bristles that I'd dip in a cup of chain lube. Easy to get the outer part of the chain, but a bear to get the inside.
I'm going with the sponge idea. Thanks!