What Chain Lube Do You Use?

What Brand Chain Lube Do You Use?


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I have been using it for several years now and it certainly doesn't fling. It does obviously attract dirt, however, so I'm thinking about trying something less tacky when the can is empty.

I also have a spray can of Harley Davidson chain lube I got out of desperation a while back. It stinks, it's thin, it drips, it flings...a lot, the nozzle leaks all over the can, the label is ugly, and I just generally hate everything about it.
 


I have been using it for several years now and it certainly doesn't fling. It does obviously attract dirt, however, so I'm thinking about trying something less tacky when the can is empty.

I also have a spray can of Harley Davidson chain lube I got out of desperation a while back. It stinks, it's thin, it drips, it flings...a lot, the nozzle leaks all over the can, the label is ugly, and I just generally hate everything about it.
But did it come with a free pair of Chaps? :smirk:
 


I have been using it for several years now and it certainly doesn't fling. It does obviously attract dirt, however, so I'm thinking about trying something less tacky when the can is empty.

I also have a spray can of Harley Davidson chain lube I got out of desperation a while back. It stinks, it's thin, it drips, it flings...a lot, the nozzle leaks all over the can, the label is ugly, and I just generally hate everything about it.
I think it's kinda strange that HD makes a chain lube, since their bikes are belt driven.:noidea:

I've used the chain wax before, and I didn't like it either. Try the Bel Ray Super Clean Chain Lube. I've been using it for 2-3 years now and really like it. After spraying it on the chain, it drys to leave a protective coating. It doesn't fling off or attract dirt, and makes cleaning the bike alot easier.
One warning, though. It leaves a white flim on the chain that some people don't like the "looks" of.
 
Just remembered that a friend at work uses garage door lube. He likes it because it's a dry lube that doesn't attract dirt and he says it costs less than motorcycle chain lubes.
 
I think it's kinda strange that HD makes a chain lube, since their bikes are belt driven.:noidea:
Well, H-D did make bikes with chain drives for along time. Apparently they want you to use this crap all over the bike, not just on chains.


H-D can't be blamed for actually making it, but these guys can:


I forgot to add that this stuff actually evaporates after a while.
 
by the way, my chain lube method is working well. After the submarine ride the bike took there is NO rust on the chain. Rinsed it with WD 24hrsw after the dive and it is good. It is still nice n tight too, no loose links from wear. 1.5 yr old chain at this time.
 
Just remembered that a friend at work uses garage door lube. He likes it because it's a dry lube that doesn't attract dirt and he says it costs less than motorcycle chain lubes.
Is it like a graphite powder ??
 
That's what I'm thinking. Haven't actually seen the stuff though. One day when I think of it, I'll get a can to try it out.
I have some for different application (work related)...the problem I see with that stuff is a lot of it gets lost in the air and not stuck to the chain like a liquid lube!
 
I have on wet snow rides just coated the whole chain with wheelbearing grease, works reall well.
Sounds good, but don't you have grease everywhere after the ride?
Boss I used to work for told me a story about getting even with a co-worker who pissed him off. He filled a syringe with axle grease and would put tiny little dabs of the stuff everywhere in the guys workspace. A little dab on his chair, under the armrests, on his lunch bag in the fridge, his car door handle etc. Not a lot, and not on a regular basis, a little here and there. Drove the guy nuts, had grease everywhere and couldn't figure out where it was coming from.
 
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