CHAIN LUBE: What NOT to buy with custom wheels....

CHAIN LUBE: What NOT to buy with custom wheels....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:07 pm

This is for bike owners who want to keep their bikes CLEAN, but still maintained!

For the last 20 years at least, my friends and I have been dreaming of a chain lube that wouldn't fly off & destroy (with grease) polished rims .. or ANY rims for that matter .. bodywork, sprockets,etc... We just wanted to be able to have a chain that lasted forever, while keeping the cleaning time to a minimum. We found THAT chain lube many years ago with Honda HP Chain Lube "with moly" ( as stated on label ). This stuff was a dream come true ... my buddy has a set of $2K polished aluminum rims on his bike, which look IDENTICAL to chrome wheels, without the additional weight penalty of chrome. He also has gold side plates on the chain, with a polished rear sprocket that looks absolutely MINT!!

Ever since we were 16, both of us were obsessed with NOT riding a bike with ONE spec of dirt or grease on it, no matter how old or ratty the bike was (He's still that way ... I've got lazy over the years...). This Honda lube dried clear -- no fling off, unlike with the OTHER brands that said right on the label: "WILL NOT FLY OFF!" & covered your back, bodywork & wheels with a thick sticky coating of grease that attracted every little piece of *censored* on the roadway.

OK. Now, I had some Bel-Ray chain lube that dried to a white film, that I have been using for the last 10 years. I thought it looked good because it made the chain look like it had the factory lube on it. Now with the new colored chains becoming popular, the white just won't cut it for some people ... so I ordered 4 cans of that Honda stuff my buddy has been telling me about for the last 10 years or so. My cans have yellow wording, like this:
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This is the good stuff he's been telling me about for years (above).

Now ... he just went to a local bike shop & bought what he thought was the same Honda HP lube, but got THIS (below):
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*censored*!! DON'T USE!!
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Now this stuff is typical chain lube -- looks like black gear oil, & acts just like it: as soon as you hit 30 MPH it proceeds to fling every ounce you sprayed off the chain & onto your back, bodywork, & nice shiny wheels!! You'll save a buck .... in exchange for hours of cleaning & scrubbing your wheels, swingarm, chain & bodywork after EVERY ride! :mad:

BOTTOM LINE HERE: If you want to keep your rims clean, DO NOT use the lube with the RED wording!! Use ONLY YELLOW wording, with "WITH MOLY" in quotes! You've been warned! Don't make the same mistake!
SMITTY
 
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Re: CHAIN LUBE: What NOT to buy with custom wheels....

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:12 pm

hmmm i will try that. I have had great luck with the chain wax.. no mess, long life. PJ 1 makes it.
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Re: CHAIN LUBE: What NOT to buy with custom wheels....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:50 am

I've heard good things about chain wax, though I haven't used it.

This Honda stuff goes on clear, then completely evaporates. Makes it look like the chain is bone dry. Nice & clean. 8-)

I got 26,000 hard miles out of a chain & sprocket set using the old school foaming Bel-Ray sludge, before they came out with the white "clean" stuff. I'll have to see how well the Honda stuff protects & report back in a few years.....
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