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    Chain Lube
    on: January 05, 2020, 03:22:59 pm
    January 05, 2020, 03:22:59 pm
    I’ve placed my order today to buy a Crossrunner from Kent Motorcycles and for the last 7 years I have owned a Crosstourer from new.
    As it is some time since I oiled a chain , which is the best spray on cain lube to use? Prior to the CT I rode a TDM900 which had a Scott-Oiler fitted but I wasn’t that impressed with it.

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    Re: Chain Lube
    Reply #1 on: January 05, 2020, 05:15:07 pm
    January 05, 2020, 05:15:07 pm
    *Originally Posted by Tango83 [+]
    I’ve placed my order today to buy a Crossrunner from Kent Motorcycles and for the last 7 years I have owned a Crosstourer from new.
    As it is some time since I oiled a chain , which is the best spray on cain lube to use?
    Bravo! Great choice  :028:
    I've stuck with Wurth chain wax for some time now. It does the job and doesn't fling too badly.

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    Prior to the CT I rode a TDM900
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    Re: Chain Lube
    Reply #2 on: January 05, 2020, 05:59:07 pm
    January 05, 2020, 05:59:07 pm
    Or you could consider the Tutoro automatic chain oiler. I have recently fitted one and am very pleased with it. Not complicated to fit and it works brilliantly. British too! I'll be reporting back soon with photos.

    https://www.tutorochainoiler.com/collections/frontpage/products/tutoro-auto-patrol-kit

    Regarding chain sprays, Wurth is the least messy but they all let the chain/sprockets dry out whilst on a ride and often create a build-up of gelatinous goo behind the chain guards. There is no substitute for oil !
    Who in their right mind would design a vehicle that falls over when it stops?

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    Re: Chain Lube
    Reply #3 on: January 05, 2020, 09:42:25 pm
    January 05, 2020, 09:42:25 pm
    I use WD40 range... I too had the CT shaft drive so just back to chain now on my recent buy 2019 CR. I use the Chain Cleaner, then Lube for dry and Wax for wet conditions. Good stuff and can buy it online as triple pack, one of each spray on product.

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    Re: Chain Lube
    Reply #4 on: January 06, 2020, 05:58:05 am
    January 06, 2020, 05:58:05 am
    Wurth Dry Chain Lube.  :028:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
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    Re: Chain Lube
    Reply #5 on: January 06, 2020, 08:24:52 am
    January 06, 2020, 08:24:52 am
    *Originally Posted by Skids [+]
    Wurth Dry Chain Lube.  :028:
    Yep, me too  :028:

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    Re: Chain Lube
    Reply #6 on: January 10, 2020, 01:44:48 pm
    January 10, 2020, 01:44:48 pm
    See this as a comparisson:



    Very nicely made video, maybe overcomplicated, but still!
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    But John came in fifth - and won a toaster.

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    Re: Chain Lube
    Reply #7 on: January 10, 2020, 07:29:28 pm
    January 10, 2020, 07:29:28 pm
    *Originally Posted by AndrewP [+]
    See this as a comparisson:



    Very nicely made video, maybe overcomplicated, but still!

    Hmmmm….. :084:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

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    Re: Chain Lube
    Reply #8 on: January 10, 2020, 07:55:53 pm
    January 10, 2020, 07:55:53 pm
    Nice vid! Gonna get me some gearoil tomorrow.  :152:
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    Re: Chain Lube
    Reply #9 on: January 10, 2020, 10:30:31 pm
    January 10, 2020, 10:30:31 pm
    *Originally Posted by voodoo [+]
    Nice vid! Gonna get me some gearoil tomorrow.  :152:

    Just realised, interestingly.....Cobrra Nemo 2 recommend gear oil in their dispenser.  :062:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

     



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