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I'm new to super bikes and just wondered what chain lube I should be using :O
I've been told to get a 'dry' so it doesn't splatter oil all over ????

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This is one of those answers that it is "to each his own".

Not exactly sure what a "dry" chain lube is. That's an oxymoron.

I personally use Bel-Ray's Motorcycle lube. Reviews speak for themselves. To me, it works pretty good at penetrating the chain to get to the O rings and it goes on white so you can see what areas you hit. It also does a good job at sticking to the chain so as long you let it dry, you won't get much residue flying off. Have never had any chain issues.
 

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This is one of those answers that it is "to each his own".

Not exactly sure what a "dry" chain lube is. That's an oxymoron.

I personally use Bel-Ray's Motorcycle lube. Reviews speak for themselves. To me, it works pretty good at penetrating the chain to get to the O rings and it goes on white so you can see what areas you hit. It also does a good job at sticking to the chain so as long you let it dry, you won't get much residue flying off. Have never had any chain issues.
Thanks buddy, I'll try that then
 

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I use DuPont Teflon Chain Saver:



Before that came out, I used DuPont Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant, which was recommended by a lot of dirt bike riders because it is a "dry" lubricant and won't hold on to dirt like other lubricants and waxes. I got ~25,000 miles out of the stock chain with it.
 

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I use DuPont Teflon Chain Saver:



Before that came out, I used DuPont Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant, which was recommended by a lot of dirt bike riders because it is a "dry" lubricant and won't hold on to dirt like other lubricants and waxes. I got ~25,000 miles out of the stock chain with it.
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I think the OP meant "Chain Wax" when he said "Dry"

OP....Like said above to each there own. I have used both and to me each had their pros/cons

With Chain Lube (PJ1 Black Label) it oiled the chain well, but you need to be careful not to apply "too much" and you are supposed to let the bike sit overnight so the lube doesn't "fling" itself right off the chain. Its a tad messier but works better IMO

With Chain wax (DuPont Chain Wax) Its alot cleaner, you only have to heat the chain up and apply it, no mess, no waiting, and "Nicer". I think Chain "lube" does a better job of maintaining your Chain, but Chain "wax" is cleaner, and nicer. I guess its preference and how often you are willing to clean/lube/wax your Chain. :O

Put it this way....either one is better then doing nothing with your chain:laugh

EDIT: Whatever you decide CLEAN your chain FIRST, buy a grunge brush ($10-15)...worth every penny (No more tooth brushes lol) and get some chain degreaser. Then do Chain Lube or Wax
 

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Whatever you decide CLEAN your chain FIRST, buy a grunge brush ($10-15)...worth every penny (No more tooth brushes lol) and get some chain degreaser. Then do Chain Lube or Wax
Oh, speaking of cleaning your chain... Motorx Chain Clean is the best stuff I have found to clean mine. It basically starts to "melt" the gunk off the instant you apply it.

 

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Oh, speaking of cleaning your chain... Motorx Chain Clean is the best stuff I have found to clean mine. It basically starts to "melt" the gunk off the instant you apply it.

Nice! Thank you sir! :bigthumb:

Been looking for good cleaning products. I have used Motul...I think it was that (Which I love..pricey though) and now been using DuPont Chain Degreaser...works for me but could be better :O
 

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WD40 to clean it and AMSOIL chain lube after cleaning it. It's "dry" meaning minimal fling off and doesn't attract dirt.
 

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I will be using Motul chain lube this year. I just purchased it so i cant say how it works just yet. Figured id just post it so you have more options.

Motul C2 C3 C4 Chain Lube DIY
I've been using Motul chain clean and motul lube as well for a few years now. I'm sticking with it because it seems to have the least amount of fling. I like to apply the lube after a ride while the chain is warm and then let it sit overnight.
 

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More important than what lube you use is your cleaning. You can douse the chain in grade a lube every time you look at the bike, but if you're not cleaning it regularly, the road grime is going to destroy your o rings and develop sticking links.
 

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I use DuPont Teflon Chain Saver:



Before that came out, I used DuPont Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant, which was recommended by a lot of dirt bike riders because it is a "dry" lubricant and won't hold on to dirt like other lubricants and waxes. I got ~25,000 miles out of the stock chain with it.
+1 on the DuPont. I just use WD40 to clean since there is usually some in the garage.
 

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i use Motul chain clean, and Motul C2 Chain Lube(Road).

Doesn't fling off.
 
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