Question Chain lube

DeucePutts

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I inherited a liquid wrench brand chain lube and prompted the question:

What are people using and why?

Thanks!
 

TownsendsFJR1300

2007 FZ6
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Pro Honda with "White Graphite":


Doesn't fling off except inside the front cover, lubes extremely well, I won't use anything else.

Note, there is another Pro Honda chain lube W/O the white. THAT is used for the track, apparently
lubed way more often and not recommended for the street (I did a bunch of research on it).

*I would keep clear of any "Chain Wax". Tried it, hated it when my chain started RUSTING when using it..




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trepetti

It's all good!
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I use the Maxima chain wax as well, and had no problems with it. I recently started testing the Motul chain paste (https://www.amazon.com/Motul-Care-Chain-Paste-5-7oz/dp/B008KJT2SE) and it is ok as well. Could not rank either one higher than the other. They both do a good job of keeping my chain happy without spreading the love all over the machinery.

If you are using a spray lube, look a the grease ninja https://www.greaseninja.com/

Does a great job of putting the lube on the chain without the messy overspray.
 

Gary in NJ

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The key to using a chain wax is this; it goes on after the ride, not before. It needs time for the carrier (aerosols) to evaporate. What is left is a sticky wax.
 

gnyce

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I've used both Maxima chain was and Honda Pro lube - I'm agnostic at this point, no strong feelings either way.
 
PJ1 Blue label. In a conversation with a very knowledgeable guy from JT Chains and Sprockets he recommended it when I asked what he thought worked well to keep the rollers lubricated. Think he gave mentioned some others but PJ1 is the one I remembered when I happened to be at the shop the next time and needed to get more chain lube. Kinda on the pricey side, but figured I'd try it out. Doesn't seem to throw much if you give it time to volatilize off the carrier solvents before riding and don't glob tons of it on to where it doesn't fully dry.

Seems to work well enough at it's intended purpose but I don't know if it's really worth it over cheaper options.
 

DeucePutts

New Member
The key to using a chain wax is this; it goes on after the ride, not before. It needs time for the carrier (aerosols) to evaporate. What is left is a sticky wax.
Is it difficult to clean? I've heard very positive things about the Maxima product.
 

Gary in NJ

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Is it difficult to clean? I've heard very positive things about the Maxima product.
I clean he chain on the FZ with a rag soaked in WD-40. I just hold a fisted hand with the rag around the chain on the bottom side and spin the wheel. To me, that’s easy. On my bikes with a master link chain, the chain comes off and it soaks in kerosene for a day or two. That’s real easy.
 
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