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I am currently using WD-40 and a grunge brush to clean my chain about every 1500-2000 miles.

I then use Chain wax about every 300 miles or every two tank fulls of gas.

What are you guys doing?
 

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yea WD40 for cleaning and i was using this spray on lube that looks like butter but i didnt really like it. now i just drip gear oil all over it, the only problem with that is it gets slung around when you ride at first. it does keep it good and lubed though.
 

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Clean your chain with kerosene, then dry it all off. Use PJ1 clear chain lube, it won't fly off, and if for some reason it does, it's clear...
 

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Yeah, I also use PJ1 chain lube - in the aerosol can. I'm not sure about WD-40. I know that's the first thing most people think of and use but I'm not sure if its good for the o-rings. The manual says to use a "special o-ring lubricant" since other lubricants can damage the o-rings.
 

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use lube (spray kind). when i bought my new chain it came waxed and the shit spun off all over the goddamn place

Lube after a ride when the chain is warm and then let it sit over night. You should have little if any spin-off
 

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i use spray and works pretty good dont like the wax so much and spray is easy ass hell i think to clean off your rims especially chrome i think ..
 

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what is this PJ1 clear chain lube?

I recently bought a chain lube myself from a local Cycle Gear (they were having 25% on all chemicals, oils claeners). I snatched one of these Motul brand chain lube. I am not sure if they are any good? It is also in an (13.5 oz) aerosol can for $4.99
 

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Motul makes AWESOME oil, so if their chain lube is half as good as that, then you are golden!
PJ1 makes a Blue Label clear (no color) chain lube. That's what that is. They have it at Cycle Gear, or they should...that's where I get mine.
 

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miraclegrau said:
Motul makes AWESOME oil, so if their chain lube is half as good as that, then you are golden!
PJ1 makes a Blue Label clear (no color) chain lube. That's what that is. They have it at Cycle Gear, or they should...that's where I get mine.
Cool! That's a comfort! I just checked the can and it is also the colorless type for O,X,Z rings!

How aer the PJ1's? are they good? and how much those cost ar CG?
 

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I think the PJ1 is $8 for the tall can (not sure how many oz's). I'm not sure which is better, I've just always used it, so I never thought of using anything else, I'm going to try the Motul now though, and see which I like better.
I highly suggest using Motul 5100 motor oil though! I think it is the best!!!
 

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miraclegrau said:
I think the PJ1 is $8 for the tall can (not sure how many oz's). I'm not sure which is better, I've just always used it, so I never thought of using anything else, I'm going to try the Motul now though, and see which I like better.
I highly suggest using Motul 5100 motor oil though! I think it is the best!!!
Wow $8.00,for the PJ1, that is about the same regular price on the Motul brand. But since it was on sale, I got it for $4.99. I either had to go with the Motorex or the Motul, and chose Motul since I used their oil for my 4000 oil change. And what a difference! Yup I used the Technosynthese Esther 5100. On my 8000 change, I will go full synthetic, recommend anything from the 300V line?
 

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I use orange clean to clean the chain and use motul chain wax. It still slings some stuff off, but it's not as mesy to clean off.
 

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I think I am going to stay with the 5100. Everything I've read about the 300V says "Race", and "Race oil" a lot. Even though you can get it in a heavier weight, most race oils don't have much...long term protection. You aren't going to put 4,000 miles on a race bike in between oil changes.
 

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miraclegrau" said:
I think I am going to stay with the 5100. Everything I've read about the 300V says "Race", and "Race oil" a lot. Even though you can get it in a heavier weight, most race oils don't have much...long term protection. You aren't going to put 4,000 miles on a race bike in between oil changes.
Good point there Char. What other lines does Motul have for 100% synthetic? I believe the 5100 is a blend? So using the 300V, you would be changing the oil in shorter intervals?

If I remember correctly, I actually used your suggestion of using the Motul 5100 for my 4000 change a few months back! :cheers
 
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