Agree with you Heavy. Also learned something very interesting today. Maxima Chain wax is the exact same shit as the Amsoil Metal Protector / Chain Lube. Now I've got two cans of stuff I probably won't use.BLEEEEEECCCCHHHH!!!!!!
I bought a can of Maxima while on a trip. Used it 'till I got home and then pitched it. Stuff is MESSY!
Thanks Heavy. I wish we would have discussed this sooner. I'll probably give the Bel Ray a try next. After I've used up my cans of Maxima and Amsoil. Should be sometime in 2012!Have you tried the BelRay Super Clean? I used that before I installed my Loobman and it was pretty good (and you can get it in Canada too ).
Regarding the Maxima Chain Wax, I was reading a post on a Ducati forum in which they were treating this stuff like a wax. That is, spray it on, let it dry and then buff the excess off the chain. They said it was clean and shiny, protected and there was no buildup. Nothing like that on the can though. Directions are just spray it on and let it set. Anyone else buffing it off?I have used the chain wax, cant says it causes any mess, however it does buildup.
I use Torco chain lube, no mess, no fling, stays put and dries quickly.
I got 34,000km on my first chain, and 31,000 on my second chain. I replaced the front sprocket twice, once with a 15T and then to a 16T.
I just installed a new chain and both sprockets last week. Trying an X-Ring chain this time and JT sprockets.
I haven't used it on the chain because I like the Honda chain lube and have no reason to switch, but I did buy some of the Dupont stuff for other uses. It gets gelatinous and I can see it as being messy on the bike.Even after it set up on the chain? That'll suck. Gonna give it a test ride today. It's one bad ride away from being "donated" to someone who deserves it.
Even after it set up on the chain?
Like that's going to happen when you're on a road trip. I thought I was being Maintenance Minded when I gave the chain a squirt or two of lube!!...Clean it real well with the brush and kero, then a light coating of wax to seal out crud. I do go back and wipe off any excess afterwards...