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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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Is Chain Lube a Scam?

Another chain lube vid, but you might watch this one, though...


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The only thing I can say is based on experience with the thermal imager.

When I first started using it I must say I was shocked at how hot the chain was running. After I fitted the scottoiler the chain no longer stood out when I was checking the rear tyre temp.

So, for such a marked reduction in heat, lubrication is achieving something.

The question is what effect does the haet have on the life of the chain and sprockets? Are there any performance gains to be had from the reduced friction. I can't say I've noticed a difference in fuel consumption, suggesting any performance gain is so small it's insignificant.

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Manual says to lube the chain \_(ツ)_/ Ducati has more experience with motorcycles than I ever will. They don't even say lube with Ducati unicorn horn dust. So this leads me to believe that they are not really benefiting from me lubing the chain. Also I never want to experience a chain letting loose on me.
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I am disappointed with Bel-ray. I had 3 cans of it and next I try something different - just too much dirt all around - probably me giving little too much. Anyway, I agree with @thereisanothersteve - I use it just because phisics - reduciton of friction. No other super theory in my mind.
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I am disappointed with Bel-ray. I had 3 cans of it and next I try something different - just too much dirt all around - probably me giving little too much. Anyway, I agree with @thereisanothersteve - I use it just because phisics - reduciton of friction. No other super theory in my mind.
I've had the same can of chain wax for maybe 10 years. Of course, I mostly rode shaft drives during that time.

Still, I like WD40 and a rag + Chain Wax. Love the smell.

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