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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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My owner's manual says to put "engine oil" on the clutch and brake levers after riding in rain. Do you guys every lube these parts? Or just leave em alone? WD-40 maybe?

I wouldn't want to have to pull out some engine oil and make a mess all over my bike trying to lube up those parts

Also, what about the drive chain - i know that's more important - how often do you really put chain lube/wax on that??
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 05:22 PM
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never lubed the cables....lube chain every 500 miles...some peeps do it every 200....get a scott oiler and it will do it for ya and make your chain and sprockets last longer....
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lol....i meant never lubed them after rain ride.....wd40 will be good....
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what's a scott oiler?

i think putting the chain lube on is a pain though, b/c you can't tell what part of the chain you've already done and it's sticky and gets all over.

what about cleaning the chain what do you guys use?
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what's a scott oiler?

i think putting the chain lube on is a pain though, b/c you can't tell what part of the chain you've already done and it's sticky and gets all over.

what about cleaning the chain what do you guys use?
Use a lube that has a residue that dries white then u know what you've done. as for cleaning, just a good degreaser and a clean shop rag, thats what i use anyway. i usually lube it after i clean then a quick one after the first ride, just to be sure none of the degreaser was still there and the lube flung off.

dont know what scott oiler is but i am also interested.
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dries white...good idea where can i get that?
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ya its nice u usually dont even have to wait till it dries. u can get it at any bike shop, i think i'm using ...ummm... HP Chain Lube. its endorsed by honda but its all the same stuff.

[edit] Oh an none of them COMPLETELY stick to the chain so the whole "resists fling-off" really means "resists".

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 08:48 PM
 
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Hi All-

Visit the folks at ScottOiler at www.scottoiler.com to see the different on-board lubrication systems that they have. It's basically a reservoir with a pinpoint delivery tube right to your rear sprocket above the chain:



I don't have one, so I can't provide a product review, but it looks pretty cool and adds minimal weight. Approximately two drops are added per minute to the chain while riding to clean and lubricate simultaneously.

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damn that thing is genius...$122 though...but worth it, if it last the life of the bike, plus not having to lube ur chain every couple hundred miles...definitly gonna happen soon for me.
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My owner's manual says to put "engine oil" on the clutch and brake levers after riding in rain. Do you guys every lube these parts? Or just leave em alone? WD-40 maybe?

I wouldn't want to have to pull out some engine oil and make a mess all over my bike trying to lube up those parts

Also, what about the drive chain - i know that's more important - how often do you really put chain lube/wax on that??
Over here in the UK it rains all the time and we tend to just add a touch of lube.
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