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Old 05-19-2009, 08:05 AM   #1
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Default DuPont Teflon 'Chain-Saver' Lubricant

New spooge!

Or should I say, New and Improved!

Thicker and with more Teflon and MollyBdamned, too!

DuPont Teflon Chain Saver - DuPont Teflon Chain Lube - webBikeWorld

I am a big fan of the Blue can. I may have to try this more specific formulation, methinks.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:59 AM   #2
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Funny thing is that I put a new chain and sprockets on my Z-Rex about 6K miles ago and I've not yet had to lube or adjust it yet. They sure make 'em better than they did even a few years ago.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:00 AM   #3
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All I ever used was industrial grade penetrating oil to clean the links and the Pro Honda Clear chain lube on my Trophy and got 40k out of the original Regina chain and Trumpy sprockets. Not too shabby with the wet conditions I rode in 1/2 the time, new chains just don't need that much attention to last at least 20k
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:22 AM   #4
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I just talked to Chad at the Sprocketcenter. Ordering new chain and sprockets, dontcha know. The OEM set have made it 24K, but the chain is starting to get noisy. Rear sprocket looks great, the front is a bit hooked.

He told me that 'average' lifetime for a properly maintained chain is 20,000 miles. He said the new 'x-ring' chains are much better than the older 'round' o-ring types; less friction and better sealing.

IMO, the only reason to 'lube' an 'o-ring' chain nowadays is to clear some of the crap out of the crevices, and to protect the metal surfaces from corrosion.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:44 AM   #5
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A lot of the guys at Advrider.com and Stromtrooper.com have been using DuPont's general purpose teflon lube, which is sold at Lowes and places like that. I wonder if DuPont got wind of it and re-packaged the stuff for riders.

Meanwhile, I stumbled across this product:

Bel-Ray Super Clean Chain Lube - RevZilla Motorsports

This stuff is awesome, it's really is "super-clean"; my rear wheel no longer gets that coating of scum that is so hard to get off. The product really quiets down the chain, and since I started using it that certain part of the male body has grown noticably larger. Plus it makes my chain a clean lilly-white, which is very cool in and of itself. I recommend a good soaking with the original crispy Gunk to start, then carefully build 2-3 coats of the Bel-Ray, allowing 15 - 20 minutes for each coat to dry. Then just touch it up every 3 to 5 tankfuls (maybe more if you're in a severe duty area).
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:48 AM   #6
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IMO, the only reason to 'lube' an 'o-ring' chain nowadays is to clear some of the crap out of the crevices, and to protect the metal surfaces from corrosion.
It's true that modern chains have lubricant sealed inside the o-rings, but doesn't the sprocket to chain interface need lubrication too? Also, at least in FL, surface corrosion can make your chain look like madura pretty quick.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:52 PM   #7
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I like it dry just like my BBQ. I'll stick with blue.
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