Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by TonyA, Aug 9, 2015.
Anybody have a favorite chain lube ? I am zeroing in on Bel-Ray Super Clean chain lube.
Others I have tried :
Amsoil (like Chain Wax)
Bel-Ray Original with Molyphos
Bel-Ray Blue Tac (like PJ1 Blue Label)
Bel-Ray Super Clean ***
Gunk Chain Lube (Radiator Specialty Co.)
Kal Guard Chain Kote Original
Lucas Chain Lube (like Maxima Chain Guard)
Maxima Chain Wax
Maxima Chain Guard
Motul Chain Lube Road
PJ1 Black Label
PJ1 Blue Label
RK Chain Lune (from squeeze bottle)
80W90 Gear Lube
*** Denotes current favorite
Tony, could you elaborate on why you picked your current favorite and any comments on the others?
I am currently using the Maxima Chain Wax and would rate it ok for lube and staying power but I still have cleanup on the first ride after application!
Yes , Lets focus on the Chain Wax and Why I am liking the Super Clean. The Chain Wax does a good job of coating the chain with that waxy coating , But it does not really lubricate it very well. My riding friend and I have had kinked links when using chain wax . And also when it slings off it can be horrible to clean off , especially in the counter sprocket area. I want the chain lube to lubricate , protect from rust etc. and to stay on the chain. I don't mind when the rim gets a little sling off, but when it wraps around to the tire I say no more. The Chain wax did not wrap around to the tire so here it is good. The Chain Wax can says you can use it for cables, that will be a mistake. Do not use it for cables , that wax is too hard ! The Super Clean stays on very well , actually lubricates the chain , and what little does come off can be cleaned up with a little bit of work. The other lubes just have a tendency to get on my rear tire and I cant have that. Do Not use Super Clean for Cables either ..
I've used mostly PJ1 Blue Label for quite a few years. I've tried a few others that also seemed to work well, but settled on the PJ1 because it seems to lubricate well, and also seems to stick pretty well. I haven't had a problem with getting lube on the rear tire with it. Might be better ones out there, but as long as this one keeps working well I don't have much reason to experiment further. You'd think it might be food for a bike magazine to do a serious experiment comparing the different lubes. Anybody familiar with such an article? FWIW, when I first started riding, standard procedure was to regularly boil your chain in your favorite lube, usually a combination of beeswax and some sort of grease, maybe a little graphite or moly. Thank goodness for aerosols. It's pretty spectacular to see a pan of lube on a stove go up in flames.
I've been using the Bel Ray Superclean myself. I like the stuff. It stays pretty well, however, a bitch to spray on accurately and the overspray is a little harder to clean off. I got rained on once. Immediate rust spots on the few places I missed with the lube. That is one thing I like better with a thinner oil lube. Better coverage. The chain on my Bonneville is 20 years old and I've never had a rust spot.
Ive never had the rust issue , maybe I use more ? Are you going twice around the inside of the chain both L and R sides of the chain ?
Just eyeballing it. The insides a bitch. I don't have a bike jack so I can't spin. Got to spray and move...spray and move. Going to shop soon for a roller or a jack so I can just spray and spin.
Is this the 961 your talking about not having a stand for ? I bought mine at wal-mart online if you can believe it. I got both a front and rear stand , cost $ 104.00 decent quality. Your going to need spools for the 961 swing arm. most bike dealers have those. Mine cost $22.00 the threads are 6mm x 1.0 pitch . Actually you don't need spools you can just use the bolts and lift on those , but spools are better , stronger, safer.