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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-19-2019, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Never lube your chain!

I rarely lube the chain on any of my motorcycles. This proves it.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 03:53 AM
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Do you ride your bike in rain and all weather conditions? All muck and dirt acts like sandpaper and grinds everything down. Regular cleaning is necessary for us.

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Here in Southern California it rarely rains and when it does I always take the C650. So the G310R chain never even gets wet. Is it then correct that with these modern sealed chains lubing is not necessary in my case?

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my personal option is wd40 to clean, chain saw oil to lube.
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I have a Honda CRF250R since 2004. In the time between 2004 and now, I think I may have lubed it 5 times. I'm still on my 2nd chain. I ride track mostly.
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I guess with O-rings, the lubing is not that important as the grease is inside the o-rings, but i doubt that it stays there forever, with rain and all. in the video above, he is not actually not saying NOT to lubricate the chain, hence the title of it is wrong. he suggest to lubricate with gear oil.

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my personal option is wd40 to clean, chain saw oil to lube.
I actually use Kerosene for cleaning the chain. No propellant, just spray it on with a spray bottle.
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I actually use Kerosene for cleaning the chain. No propellant, just spray it on with a spray bottle.
Kerosene is the best. also diesel can work.
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in my opinion - you should always lube a chain, even if used in totally dry conditions. Even in these conditions there is dust and fine debris that can and will stick to your chain, therefore having a grinding effect. Ending with a premature chain failure.
WD40 the original stuff is merely a water dispersal spray - hence its name WD 40 (it was the 40th) formula/attempt before the got it right . WD 40 dedicated chain spray / wax is very good stuff.
Here in UK chain oiling is a must and in my view anyone not doing so wherever you are in the world, could end up buying a new one sooner than you expected.
Its an easy job so why take a risk - just saying.
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Why? LOL
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