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RSVridr 05-25-2010 08:34 PM

Those who have real Mortorcycles
If you are riding a bike that has a chain you may want to give this a try. http://www2.dupont.com/Consumer_Lubricants/en_US/products/dryfilm.html
I have only used the multi-use and not the chain saver.
I have always used Torco 'powerslide' in the past but it has become a pain to find.
So after reading this review on webbikeworld http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/motorcycle-chain-lube/dupont-teflon-chain-lube.htm , I decided to give it a try. After almost a year now, I have to agree with WBW, I love this stuff. It lubes,drys nice and doesn't fling off at all. I did stray away and tried a new 'synthetic' chain lube from PJ1,big mistake.....never got tacky and flung everywhere:smt013. I immediately went to Lowes and bought 2 cans of Multi-use (for alot cheaper than the PJ1). I won't stray away again. I pretty good about adjusting,cleaning and lubing my chains and have noticed like the Torco powerslide, the chain stay alot cleaner and do not seem to pickup alot of dirt and clean up with (wd40) or (diesel fuel) very quickly unlike the commerical motorcycle lubes out there.
Works great on locks too- never had any of my outdoor locks freeze up this winter[ok]

Lost1888 05-25-2010 09:09 PM

I have a can of the Teflon lube. It does work good. The only down fall is if you ride in the rain it comes off rather quickly. So I use it in the summer and Chain wax the rest of the season.

Lockman02 05-25-2010 09:20 PM

Real Motorcycles?.....LOL so what exactly have I been riding for the last couple years?:smt017:smt017

Tank 05-25-2010 09:33 PM

Interesting time to post this!

I just finished my evaluation of this product!

My previous lube of choice was Maxima Chain Wax. It was the least messy product that gave me good chain life. It works as good as anything I have ever used.

Last year I started using this Teflon stuff. By far the cleanest thing I have ever used. No fling off at all. I agree with Lost, it does not seem to hold up as well in the rain. It also seems to need more frequent application.

I can also say that its lubricating qualities are not as good as Maxima. Its not terrible, but you will get longer life from your chain with Maxima. My sprockets showed far more wear than I have ever had before on a Vstrom.

The chain set lasted almost exactly as long as my last chain set, but my previous set suffered a few cases of extreme abuse.

Its a good product - it just depends on what your preferences are. Teflon is absolutely clean with zero fling, but I would guess your chain will only go 90% as far as it would with Maxima.

I still have not decided which I will use this year. I have one can of Maxima and 5 1/2 cans of Teflon, so that may figure in also!

Passinthru 05-25-2010 10:04 PM

How many miles are you guys getting from a chain. I use the Maxima chain wax and get 30,000+.

Jim 05-25-2010 10:21 PM

I've been using the Dupont Teflon on the Versys, chain stays clean and no fling off. As far as chain life time will tell. I think Kawasaki says to lube about every 300 miles but realistically it's probably more like 500 miles for me.

Tank 05-25-2010 10:24 PM

I get 16 to 20,000.

RSVridr 05-25-2010 10:58 PM

I don't put near the miles on you guys do and I probably replace mine way too soon, but I usually change them out somewhere around 12k-15k. Unless I notice stiff spots in the chain or o-ring loss( happened on my cbrxx) To me, using a product that doesn't fling off and get everywhere and appears to be working well, far outways longevity as I gonna replace them sooner than needed anyway:)
I try to do the whole check and adjust and lube every 500 miles or so and clean it every 1k unless I have been riding in alot of rain and/or dirty roads.

Lockman, no disrespect intended, I just figured this thread would get jacked sooner than later by the whole shaft -drive- forever crowd and a few comments from the lifetime rubber drives. [ok]

Passinthru 05-25-2010 11:35 PM

Why would you replace a chain that is still good?:smt017

RSVridr 05-26-2010 12:10 AM


Originally Posted by Passinthru (Post 136779)
Why would you replace a chain that is still good?:smt017

Stupidity more than anything:oops: but also of

Fear of this http://ridewithtank.com/2007/10/01/b...garden-update/

I realize it was the master link but a hundred dollars every couple years is cheap insurance to me.
I found a site once that showed the wear limits and chain stretch allowances and how to measure them. It was to confusing as most manufacturers have their own guidelines. So I just try to keep an eye on it when I'm cleaning/lubing and usually change them out during the winter months of downtime.

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