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Summer Chain lube

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Hi all I'm currently using Motul factory line chain lube.

I know chain lube threads can be like oil and tyre threads with everyone arguing but this forum it's different so I decided to ask you guys the question.

The Motul in using is coming to an end, I picked it up from a show years ago. So what summer chain wax are you guys using- especially the track day guys.

I only ever go out when it's dry and warm, I know about the you tube video of the chain lubricant guy. I do think he has a point in the winter but I don't agree with him when all you do is summer riding.

What wax ptfe chain lube are you guys using and what have you found the best?

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I don't like wax lube as it balls up, I did use Muc-Off dry Chain Lube with PTFE for dry riding, but tend to use Muc-Off Extreme on all my bikes now.

You can see where the Muc-Off lube is applied to under ultra violet light.

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I use the Dupont stuff in the blue can. It is a dry lube with PTFE and moly, and does a good job, apart from chain noise!

I tried some thick gear oil over the winter, but one ride on damp roads and the chain needed a good clean. The chain was much quieter, which just goes to prove that chain lubes are a compromise.
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I've been using XCP on my MT10 and blade winter and summer and am very pleased with it.
Even In winter it lasts way longer than any other chain lube I've tried, and I've tried all the top recommended brands.

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Thanks for taking the time to reply guys, i will look into all your suggestions

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The Dupont stuff I use has been discontinued and replaced by chain lube in a yellow can. I understand the new product uses a thicker carrier for the PTFE and moly, and doesn't stay as clean.

It's a very dry lube - the chain is not sticky at all and stays clean. But it will wash off in heavy rain and then the rollers can rust. But I very rarely ride in heavy rain. :)

Works well though - the rear ally sprocket has done over 20,000 miles and looks barely worn.
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Ive been on Wurth dry and it took good care of the chain and sprockets on the banger for more than 12,000 miles and 4 years. Only changed it to drop the gearing and because I thought it was time I did!
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Horus-222_R1 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:54 am
Ive been on Wurth dry and it took good care of the chain and sprockets on the banger for more than 12,000 miles and 4 years. Only changed it to drop the gearing and because I thought it was time I did!

I am a secret fan of all Wurth products Garry so i may well get some of that - thanks for the information on the mileage and time :clap:

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I used to use some free stuff Jen got me when she was in the bike trade but that's run out not and she swears by wurth dry so I'm using hers :lol:

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I use oil
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Been using Wurth dry lube for years, Once satisfied with a good product, I keep buying the same.

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Sorry to drag up an old thread. I very much like Yamalube stuff, Motul Factoryline and WD40's own chain lube (not WD40 oil) but last summer I got XCP and Ipone from M&P on offer. Both have been superb and are white so you can see that they're applied. I changed from Wurth as the first winter using Wurth Dry lube and my chain was rusty with the bike being only 3 months old!! I was bouncing! Another negative is people look at the chin and kept telling me I needed to lube the chain when using Wurth. Even my mechanic lubed the chain as he thought it was dry during the first service!
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Exuptoy wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:36 am
Sorry to drag up an old thread. I very much like Yamalube stuff, Motul Factoryline and WD40's own chain lube (not WD40 oil) but last summer I got XCP and Ipone from M&P on offer. Both have been superb and are white so you can see that they're applied. I changed from Wurth as the first winter using Wurth Dry lube and my chain was rusty with the bike being only 3 months old!! I was bouncing! Another negative is people look at the chin and kept telling me I needed to lube the chain when using Wurth. Even my mechanic lubed the chain as he thought it was dry during the first service!

Lynn i think you are correct the Wurth stuff is a summer chain lube and that is why i have gone with the product - negative you cant see it and it looks strange like that :think:

Good tip when my 10 goes in for its next service (under warranty at moment) i will tell them not to lube the chain.

If i was riding in the winter i would defo go Scottoiler i had one on my Vtech and the chain was like new whatever the weather.

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I use the wurth dry chain lube too in the summer, but for more inclement weather I use putoline DX11 chain spray, it flints a bit, but not much to be fair and it dies collect a bit of grime...

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My chain does need cleaning though

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I’ll do it before her service and MOT, I’ll also clean around the front sprocket, not done that this year Image


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