Best Lubrication For Rear Drive Chain

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by dangerdan, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    I eny you guys with rear belt drive, however I have a rear chain drive and am looking for recommendations on which chain lube is the least offensive that will not fly off and make a mess of the rear tire\wheel.

    I am not intersted in an auto oiler - Messy also.

    If there are guards available any recommendation are welcome.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I believe it's PJ1 that puts out a lube that dries to a tacky substance and eliminates flyoff. I don't think it is used on "O" ring chains.
     
  3. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    I did a google search on PJ1 , which lead me to other links - Wow !!
    Sure is a lot of controversy as to which lube works best.

    Tackey
    Stickey
    Clear
    Waxy
    Smelly
    Oily
    Greasey

    PJ1 got excellent reviews and is available for O'rings. Will try it and see how it works.
    Interesting note: Had no idea that O'rings required different lube. :bigsmiley12:
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The problem is some products will damage the "O" rings.
     
  5. Moose

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    I use Champion chain lube. Its safe for all types of chains, and it doesn't "sling" as much as others I have used. I use an old rag and wipe the chain down before application, to get some of the grime from the last lube off. Then I spray the chain down with a shop towel backer and work the new lube into the chain getting off the excess to prevent more splattering.
     
  6. dangerdan

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    Smitty this bike had a belt drive before a rock took out the belt and sprockets.

    Believe me Im tempted, but at over $1000 to convert , its not going to happen.
     
  7. dangerdan

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    DuPont Teflon Chain Lube was also recommended but not sure of its availibility on Ontario... The PJ1 is readily available at our local Canadian Tire
     
  8. dangerdan

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    Never thought of that ....Good Tip Moose
     
  9. Lancer

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    For what it's worth I used to have a "Water Buffalo" It was a 3 cylinder, 2 stroke, water cooled screamer made by Suzuki. Every 6 months I would take the chain off soak it in mineral spirits to clean it, then inspect it. If all was good I would get a big coffee can put a enough vaseline and just a little 30 weight oil in the can to cover the chain coiled up in the can. Outside over very low heat warm up the mixture to a liquid then put the chain in. Heat a little longer then let it cool. Take the chain out wipe off the excess reinstall and go. Every part of the chain got lubricated especially under the rollers. In between this procedure I would use a little Belray chain lube when needed. Keep in mind this was in the late 70's I'm sure the technology in lubricants and chains has come a long way.