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Offline Dante

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Re: Never buy Chain Lube again ?
« Reply #30 on: 19 June, 2019, 02:40:11 PM »
Have Scottoiler on my Speed and an automatic German system (do not remember the name) on my Tiger. Works perfect, though it is true you have to clean the left side rear wheel rim more often. I disconnected the breather hose from the airbox and rerouted to the chain near the sprocket, so oil vapours are recycled to the chain (and the engine breathes only clean air).  Use to change the transmission kit every 75k kms, just because the chain ends up elongated. Never had seized links.

Very interesting post.  :062:

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Re: Never buy Chain Lube again ?
« Reply #31 on: 21 June, 2019, 01:30:10 AM »
Very clever idea! I shall copy that before you have it patented  :152:
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Re: Never buy Chain Lube again ?
« Reply #32 on: 21 June, 2019, 09:26:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by MaxRevs [+]
Very clever idea! I shall copy that before you have it patented  :152:

Ha, sounds like you remember doing it on our old Brit bikes that spit oil out of the breather like a snake spitting venom. Some would run the tube out to the back mudguard to keep the bike clean. The race bikes would have the breather fed into a Pepsi catch can to stop it going all over the track.
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Re: Never buy Chain Lube again ?
« Reply #33 on: 21 June, 2019, 12:09:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Ha, sounds like you remember doing it on our old Brit bikes that spit oil out of the breather like a snake spitting venom. Some would run the tube out to the back mudguard to keep the bike clean. The race bikes would have the breather fed into a Pepsi catch can to stop it going all over the track.

Exactly!  :028:

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Re: Never buy Chain Lube again ?
« Reply #34 on: 21 June, 2019, 08:31:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dante [+]
Have Scottoiler on my Speed and an automatic German system (do not remember the name) on my Tiger. Works perfect, though it is true you have to clean the left side rear wheel rim more often. I disconnected the breather hose from the airbox and rerouted to the chain near the sprocket, so oil vapours are recycled to the chain (and the engine breathes only clean air).  Use to change the transmission kit every 75k kms, just because the chain ends up elongated. Never had seized links.
Hope that engine breather is sealed from outside air. It normally connects to the clean side of the airbox - you don't want dust and dirt getting into the motor via that breather ....  :156:

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Re: Never buy Chain Lube again ?
« Reply #35 on: 22 June, 2019, 04:54:19 PM »
Sealed on the airbox connexion with a silicone cap, of course!

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Re: Never buy Chain Lube again ?
« Reply #36 on: 25 June, 2019, 02:58:51 AM »
Hmmmmm..... once a week with some old 10w40 out of an ancient Halfors Bicycle oil can seems to work for me.  :027:

Chain on the Sprint lasted 40k miles and I only changed it because i thought it might be a good ieda before I set off into France ...  :300:
I never touched it, you can't blame me, it went off when I was cleaning it.

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Re: Never buy Chain Lube again ?
« Reply #37 on: 25 June, 2019, 06:48:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by Woodie [+]
Hmmmmm..... once a week with some old 10w40 out of an ancient Halfors Bicycle oil can seems to work for me.  :027:

Chain on the Sprint lasted 40k miles and I only changed it because i thought it might be a good ieda before I set off into France ...  :300:

By 'eckerslike, 40k miles from a chain kit! You gotta win the Ceegar.
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Re: Never buy Chain Lube again ?
« Reply #38 on: 24 September, 2020, 11:44:45 AM »
Late to the game, but have been binge watching Ryan F9 videos on youtube during this lockdown nonsense.

I clean with WD40, nylon brush, spray down with simple green, rinse with water.  Doing this for decades.

I had used a short blast of PJ1 Blue Label on each roller to lubricate.  Going to switch to gear oil now.  Have had a jug of it kicking around since I bought a Buell in 1999. 

Doesn't go bad...or does it?

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Re: Never buy Chain Lube again ?
« Reply #39 on: 24 September, 2020, 03:25:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by Path [+]
Late to the game, but have been binge watching Ryan F9 videos on youtube during this lockdown nonsense.

I clean with WD40, nylon brush, spray down with simple green, rinse with water.  Doing this for decades.

I had used a short blast of PJ1 Blue Label on each roller to lubricate.  Going to switch to gear oil now.  Have had a jug of it kicking around since I bought a Buell in 1999. 

Doesn't go bad...or does it?

Gear Oil won't ever be going bad. IMO: Nothing better  :062:
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