Same as on my motorbikesWhat do people use as a lube on their chain, and drawbacks and pluses of their lube?
I use quality Synthetic Motor Oil.What do people use as a lube on their chain, and drawbacks and pluses of their lube?
Thats an interesting option, I've got a full can of Yamalube fully synthetic motorcycle oil, no longer using as I currently ride KTM.I use quality Synthetic Motor Oil.
Oil that is considered expensive when compared to other motor oils when needing say 5 liters, but the tiny amount needed for a bike chain each year, is simply unnoticeable!
But thats my Scottish blood stopping me from wasting money....
I have not had any problems at all......
I use a plastic "oiler", that "dips" the chain through a tiny bath, which is best for Derailleur gears.Thats an interesting option, I've got a full can of Yamalube fully synthetic motorcycle oil, no longer using as I currently ride KTM.
How do you apply? Brush and wipe off excess.
The Wurth dry lube I currently use is spray and dries on with no fling off
I wouldnt say that motorcycle dry lube is a "snake oil product"?Hypoid 90 gear oil. A bottle lasts forever. It's cheap, stays on the chain, doesn't drip and is extremely effective. There's no need to get ripped off by snake oil products.
I did some testing over 60,000 miles on my commuter motorbike. The chain was the same all the time, as I had bought a 100ft length to save money. I tried just about every patent chain lube available at the time. There was absolutely no difference to chain wear.
All you need to do is keep the chain oiled to keep it running quietly, efficiently and rust free. Engine oil doesn't stay on long enough. You need something more viscous. Avoid all these modern dry lubes. They gum up your derailleur.
Worth a try, thanks for the info!I use a plastic "oiler", that "dips" the chain through a tiny bath, which is best for Derailleur gears.
They are available very cheaply here.
Here is one similar to mine on ebay:-
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Having a partial chain guard also helps to catch any excess while riding, though I basically never see or even look for it.
I have a center stand, so any drips go on the ground, not on the rear tyre, as they might with a side stand....
It works fine for me, but I have never, ever tried an expensive chain oil to compare with, though I did use a spray can of chain oil from WD-40 a few years ago that was sold in our Penny Market, but I really did not notice any difference to motor oil (But basically I was also not looking for one either to be honest....!)
I seem to get a good/similar life from my chains in rough comparison to others here with hub bikes....
Buying new chains happens only very occasionally....I basically mostly ignore them till they show excessive wear or slip off while riding.
I am not really a "good" chain person at all!
Sorry that I cannot be more helpful.
Motorbike chains are completely different. They have their own lube sealed in for life with O-rings, and there's no derailleur to get gummed up.I wouldnt say that motorcycle dry lube is a "snake oil product"?
I have used the product consistently on various motorcycles whose power ranges from 70-120 BHP, and the product copes admirably with the 1hp (?) delivered by most of my Pedelecs. TBH I've never had an issue with the derailleur gumming up, but then again I maintain the drive-train components regularly.
Everyone has got their own preference for lube, mine is Wurth dry lube.
Agree the chains are different, disagree on the gumming up of derailleurMotorbike chains are completely different. They have their own lube sealed in for life with O-rings, and there's no derailleur to get gummed up.