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post #1 of 16 Old 02-04-2005, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Chain wax vs Chain oil

Just curious if anyone uses wax rather than oil on their chain. Seems to me that the wax makes the chain run a little quieter. Dan
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post #2 of 16 Old 02-04-2005, 11:53 PM
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When I replaced the chain on mine I decided to use the wax. It runs much cleaner and quieter and it doesn't mess the wheel. I like it.
post #3 of 16 Old 02-05-2005, 08:42 PM
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I'm switching from chain wax to chain lube. Chain wax served me well on my GS500. Chain lasted 18,000 and two years. When I took some links apart there was rust inside the links. It looked like some of the o-rings had dried out and failed. I figure that maybe the chain lube will condition the rings and keep them from failing. I don't think that chain wax does anything for the rings.

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I switched from chain wax to Automatic transmission fluid. The fellow who started the Chain Gang(BMW F650) swears by it and has a x-ring chain with over 50,000 miles to prove it. He rigged up a homemade scott oiler that he lubes chain at every gas fill up. I just use a little squeeze bottle and lube mine between 250-300 miles. I've had good results the last 1 1/2 years on mine and my wifes bikes.Yes, its messy, but that's living with chains.
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I switched from chain wax to Automatic transmission fluid. The fellow who started the Chain Gang(BMW F650) swears by it and has a x-ring chain with over 50,000 miles to prove it. He rigged up a homemade scott oiler that he lubes chain at every gas fill up. I just use a little squeeze bottle and lube mine between 250-300 miles. I've had good results the last 1 1/2 years on mine and my wifes bikes.Yes, its messy, but that's living with chains.
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I switched from chain wax to Automatic transmission fluid. The fellow who started the Chain Gang(BMW F650) swears by it and has a x-ring chain with over 50,000 miles to prove it. He rigged up a homemade scott oiler that he lubes chain at every gas fill up. I just use a little squeeze bottle and lube mine between 250-300 miles. I've had good results the last 1 1/2 years on mine and my wifes bikes.Yes, its messy, but that's living with chains.
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I seen at another board where a guy soaks his chain in tranny fluid then sprays on a heavy coat of chain wax over it. Supposedly to seal in the oil and help stop it from flinging off. Dan
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Ive only just changed the Scot oiler over to the DL 650 today but previuosly it was on my GS 500,the chain on it was 30 000 km and was a long, long way off from needing replaceing as were the sprockets and that was not useing anywhere near the rate of oil they suggest.I recon there the only way to go but each to there own
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:?: Anybody know anything about this chain oiler :?: http://www.chainoiler.co.uk/

What I can't figure out is what supports the oil delivery gizmo --- Is that small wire thing shown in the manufacturers picture all that keeps the oil (wiper, distributor or what ever you call it) from getting caught up in the chain and sprocket?

From what Iím reading here, the Scott oiler is a known and well-respected system. How then does it deliver oil to the chain, and how is that device/s supported? Does it have to be replaced from time to time? It seems to me that anything mounted on the rear suspension is gonna take a lot of banging around and had better be really tough.
Yeah what it comes down to is, I just want to be reassured by folks that have been there, done that and know that there isnít a problemÖ

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