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    As long as you dont spray wd40 all over the chain directly. You'll displace the grease in the rollers.

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    DuPont Degreaser and DuPont chain saver!
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    Best stuff I have found!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fr0st View Post
    ok lets start a chain debate...again..


    I use ONLY WD 40... no lube..
    Clean chain off with rag/WD40, no issues ever on x and o-ring chains in many years/bikes. Some people say WD40 causes o'rings to swell. Seen many videos where O-rings are soaked for hours/days, in WD40....no swelling/degrading.

    I have on rare occasions used chain wax after a good clean, but rarely. Seen some folks spray wax on the outside of the links as well, not sure why, maybe to prevent rust? I never get to the point where my chains look like shit, before I clean them. After every ride, throw a rear stand on, lift rear up, spray some WD40 on a terry cloth rag, and wipe chain down. Done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GBsTuono View Post
    Clean chain off with rag/WD40, no issues ever on x and o-ring chains in many years/bikes. Some people say WD40 causes o'rings to swell. Seen many videos where O-rings are soaked for hours/days, in WD40....no swelling/degrading.

    I have on rare occasions used chain wax after a good clean, but rarely. Seen some folks spray wax on the outside of the links as well, not sure why, maybe to prevent rust? I never get to the point where my chains look like shit, before I clean them. After every ride, throw a rear stand on, lift rear up, spray some WD40 on a terry cloth rag, and wipe chain down. Done.
    I have seen first hand 55000 km on a ek3d with wd40 alone from day 1.. cleaned with wd40 on istallation abd went its whole life on that stuff on a duc 1098

    My oem did 30 000 km on it

    If it would have been bad, i would have seen it for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportyrider View Post
    +1, butter flavor, good for O-rings too.
    Never heard of it before but listening to you guys, I am converted to
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    Quote Originally Posted by GBsTuono View Post
    Clean chain off with rag/WD40, no issues ever on x and o-ring chains in many years/bikes. Some people say WD40 causes o'rings to swell. Seen many videos where O-rings are soaked for hours/days, in WD40....no swelling/degrading.

    I have on rare occasions used chain wax after a good clean, but rarely. Seen some folks spray wax on the outside of the links as well, not sure why, maybe to prevent rust? I never get to the point where my chains look like shit, before I clean them. After every ride, throw a rear stand on, lift rear up, spray some WD40 on a terry cloth rag, and wipe chain down. Done.
    It's all I've used in forty years as well.

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    Cant believe imna subscribe to this thread but it made my day so i feel compelled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handy Rodder View Post
    Cant believe imna subscribe to this thread but it made my day so i feel compelled.
    yeah I know the feeling..

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    Amazon sells 55 gallon drums of lube, a friend told me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphcor View Post
    Amazon sells 55 gallon drums of lube, a friend told me.
    so you buying to help forum members for next 10 years ?

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    I cant believe what I'm reading

    Wash with water and don't dry apply no lube at all, this the only way to care for your chains


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    I love chain threads. We all have our methods and we're all convinced they are all the best. They're like oil threads. So now my turn!

    My commute bike, a Honda NC700x: I don't ever touch the damn thing. I slap a high quality DID on it and ride the piss out of it until it's done. I usually get about 20k out of it.

    My Aprilia: It's a second OEM chain at 25k miles. I clean it with WD-40 and one of those cheap-ass chain brushes. Then, personally, I like Bel-Ray only because it sprays on thin and then it gums up and doesn't fling off.

    Past: I've used everything from Chain Wax, to Motul, to nothing, to just WD-40. Quite honestly, I can't say I notice much of a difference in wear times no matter what I used. I do, however, notice a huge difference in wear depending on the QUALITY of the chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antarius View Post
    I love chain threads. We all have our methods and we're all convinced they are all the best. They're like oil threads. So now my turn!
    So true! OK - I'll bite - I love me a good tribology discussion (go ahead, google it, I'll wait....

    So my buddies work in aviation, and they turned me on to "ACF-50" as a chain lube and it is basically WD-40 on steroids. It was created and certified for the aviation industry I guess, and it displaces water, is a penetrating lubricant, and serious corrosion preventer.

    It's conveniently already "Aprilia priced" (or maybe I'm thinking of BMW priced?) at about 17 bucks a spray can, so much more expensive than WD. You can find it on amazon and elsewhere if it can't fall off the workbench at the hangar and accidentally into your backpack.... and it seems that on youtube there are plenty of guys that are pushing it for motorcycle uses, and also marine uses.

    It's legit stuff in our experience on bikes and in their professional experience on planes - it's a bit sticky, works great on the chains (30k+ miles on his and like new) and is also great for things like spraying down metal surfaces for storage to stop and prevent corrosion. It can attract just a bit of dust or dirt when used as a corrosive protective coating (as can WD), but cleans easily as it doesn't dry out and fresh light spray works fine. The can needs to be warm to spray, so keep that in mind.

    So either use that or if it dries out, just spit on it.....

    the chain, you guys - I'm talking about the chain drying out - sheesh!
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