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Opinions please:

Type of chain lube to use on a stock chain, full synthetic, half synthetic, etc..? Positive/Negative experiences of each?


[Edited on 7/24/2003 by heyluthe]


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Bacon Grease.

Major draw back is that you tend to get hungry while riding.
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God that guy is funny.

Seriously - I use the Honda Lube stuff; I have no idea of the composition but it works well....have not done any crazy sprocket mods or conversions so not sure of synthetics impact if you do.

Spray and watch the mess........fun time.
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I use PJ-10 Blue (at least I think thats what it is)

It lubes.. its messy.. I dunno I just want to ride and not have my chain get bound up..

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Mmmmmmm bacon grease!


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I've got several jpg images of a chain lube review from a few years ago, if I can ever figure out how to create a new gallery in the Beta Photo Gallery. :mad2:

I use PJ-1 Black. It sticks better than PJ-1 Blue.


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chain wax, dosent get nearly as messy as the other stuff


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Maxim Chain Wax. Ive used it twice so far to clean my chain. Not messy at all and it stays on the chain.


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chain wax, dosent get nearly as messy as the other stuff
Tru dat! :thumbup:


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I've got several jpg images of a chain lube review from a few years ago, if I can ever figure out how to create a new gallery in the Beta Photo Gallery. :mad2:

I use PJ-1 Black. It sticks better than PJ-1 Blue.
Check the Beta Gallery for the "Chain lube review" album.


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gotta go see what I use..but it's clean as hell, sticks, and lasts forever...on hard riding.....I believe you should lube about every 300 miles...but I've gone well over 2000, and still had a well lubed chain...but did it again anyway.....and I am also runnin DID 520VR on mine too


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I use Honda Lube too and have been very happy with it. Funny enough it works just as well on my Suzuki (I use Honda Polish too, shhh)! I've never really used any other quality lube - I say quality because I used some cheap crap chain lubricant for a few months before I picked up the Honda Lube and it just doesn't compare. The Honda stuff was recommended to me by my brother and another friend. Honda makes some good chemicals, IMO.

I'll have to check into the chain wax tho. As I said, I'm very happy with the Honda Lube but spray lube is messier than both my nephews combined!

[Edited on 28/7/2003 by DemonRider]


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I used to use Honda Lube on my F3 in 1995. Once I used PJ-1 Black, I never looked back.

Read the review in the Beta Photo Gallery.


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Excellent article, Fiend. It's kinda long but well worth the time (yes, that's for all of you lazy bastards that saw it and didn't read it! ).

After reading I've decided three things:

1) I'm not going to head straight out to the shed and chuck the Honda Lube.
2) My next lube will be the PJ-1 Black and I'll see what it's all about.
3) Unless I find something better, I'm sticking with the Honda Polish!

My instincts told me that the Honda Lube was good after using it and the test proves that it is good. The PJ-1 just provides better performance for a slight trade-off in sling off.

The chain waxes just didn't provide good corrosion resistance and had horrible endurance, which I'm not willing to compromise on. Although, I suppose these factors could be mitigated by more frequent application.


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Cool thanks for the replies, I think I'm gonna try PJ-1 black, especially after reading that review.


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