How often do I really need to do this? I've been told by some, it's not necessary and I've read posts that say to do it every week. That seems excessive, no?
GSXR750DJ said:Everytime I washed the bike I added some new lube or when I took it in for some service I sometimes had it done while it was up on the lifts.
Once a week does sound a bit much.
:iagree: :withstupitwisty said:If you have a "X" using a chain lube will ruin the seals. You are to use the spray-on lithuim grease. Chain lube to me a joke anyway. White lithuim grease has been proven to be better, last longer and cost less that any chain wax.
That's whay I use.. the good white lith. grease..twisty said:If you have a "X" using a chain lube will ruin the seals. You are to use the spray-on lithuim grease. Chain lube to me a joke anyway. White lithuim grease has been proven to be better, last longer and cost less that any chain wax.
Nine29 said:Bottom line...the more you lube/wax/oil your chain the longer it will last. Other than making a mess of your bike, you can't over lubricate your chain.
BUZZZZ. Wrong answer, thanks for playing thoughtwisty said:No its not, it ruins the seals. Thats a fast.
SpeedWerks.com said:BUZZZZ. Wrong answer, thanks for playing though
If you read the information on any brand-name chain wax made in the last decade or so, you'll find they no longer contain CFCs which was the problem originally.
Motul, Maxima, etc, etc, etc all make chain wax which is perfectly safe for use on O-ring chains. I don't know of anyone whose wax isn't o-ring safe.
The idea behind chain wax on O-ring chains is that it prevents debris and dirt from damaging the o-rings, prolonging their life. If you're not going to clean your chain on a regular basis, they are definately a good idea.