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chain lube ?

Very dumb question I know !! I am an x-moto guy , I have an 02 RC51 .. what should I use on the chain and how often should I lube it ?
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Clean and lube your chain at least every 600 miles. Check adjustment about same.
I'd use a kerosene based chain cleaner like Maxima chain cleaner or such.
I myself am currently using Motorex Race chain lube.
If you lube it with the chain hot (as in after a day of riding) and then let it set over night, you get almost no oil spatter (just a very tiny amount).
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Thank you sir !
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I clean mine with pure kerosene and a soft toothbrush every 200 miles or so. Then use DuPont multi-purpose teflon dry lube. Hey Sub-sailer, am I over doing it? By the way, ups, don't forget the chain slider.
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Thanks for the info !!
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I clean mine with pure kerosene and a soft toothbrush every 200 miles or so. Then use DuPont multi-purpose teflon dry lube. Hey Sub-sailer, am I over doing it? By the way, ups, don't forget the chain slider.
No, sounds good to me.
I use a grunge brush myself to scrub the chain.
When I run out of chain lube, I try different brands just to compare.
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I have a can of Maxima and PJ1 blue label (clear)!
The PJ1 stuff sucks ass! It comes out of the can so fast I literally could stand 3 feet away from my chain and lube it from afar! I'm going to try the Dupont stuff next, then the Repsol, then go back to Maxima if I don't like the prvious ones mentioned!

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I use Tirox chain cleaner (kerosene based) and it comes with a fantastic spiral brush that goes on the chain to clean it. Then after that's cleaned off and dried I spray the chain with that DuPont Multi-Use Teflon spray (blue can). So +1 on the DuPont!

Due to the low miles I put on over the summer my maintenance goes like this:
Spring
*****
Clean the chain thoroughly, rinse off (per Tirox instructions), and dry.
Ride the bike around for about 10 miles to heat up the chain.
Spray with DuPont teflon spray

Summer
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Every 400-450 miles check the tension and lube only. Unlike most other more sticky lubes I found DuPont's spray doesn't attract a whole lot of grime and grit from the road. It's also somewhat self-cleaning so when the chain is warm and I spray on a new coat it partially washes away the previous crap that was on the chain.

Fall
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Lube only, store, and wait for spring.

*-Regardless of mileage I lube the chain after every bike wash as well.
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I have been using the Dupont Chain saver. It is the motorcycle chain lube version of the Multi-use Teflon. Wally world (walmart) has it on the motorcycle shelf. Seems to be doing the job.

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I bought the Dupont multi use teflon over the weekend! used it last night after cleaning my chain! We'll see! So far I don't like how it sprays out of the car! That shit gets every where! UGH!
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