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Motorcycle Chain Lube Comparison The topic of motorcycle chain lubrication has been discussed ad nauseum in motorcycle magazines, forums and over many pints at the local pub. But issues like cost, value, efficiency and a description of the types of chain lube delivery mechanisms (i.e., spray, foam, paste, grease, etc.) have not. We propose that it’s nearly …

Motorcycle Chain Lubes and Products for 2012:Retail and Specialty Chain Lubes Here are yet more motorcycle chain lubes, this time suggested by webBikeWorld readers. Bottom line? No new winner in this batch. Soon after our recent report on the change of formulation for the DuPont Teflon chain lube (report), the emails started arriving from webBikeWorld readers …

Scottoiler “California Spec” Chain Oiler Meets California CARB Req’s. August 10, 2011 – Scottoiler has announced the new Scottoiler vSystem California Spec kit in the U.S.A. [UPDATE (October 19, 2011) – Scottoiler has changed the name of this system from “Scottoiler vSystem CARB EO” to “Scottoiler vSystem California Spec (review)“.] This latest chain oiler from Scottoiler …

DuPont Motorcycle Chain Lubes   Summary The formula for the DuPont Multi-Use Dry, Wax Lubricant chain lube, which was a favorite for many years, has been changed. The new formula is no longer recommended by DuPont for motorcycle chain lubrication and it has dropped off our favorite list also. The company now recommends the DuPont …

Motorcycle Chain Lube Reviews and Information Welcome to the wBW Motorcycle Chain Lube Reviews index! This page includes a listing of our motorcycle chain lube reviews and related information. Reviews are listed from most recent to oldest. What is the best motorcycle chain lubricant? It is a question we get all the time here at webBikeworld. The …

20,000 Mile Warranty for RK GXW Series Chains October, 2011 (The Editor) –  We receive many press releases about new products, but only a very few attract my attention and the claim that RK Excel America warranties their new GXW Series chain for 20,000 miles did just that. I sent them an email to ask about …

DuPont Motorcycle Chain Lubes and Products for 2012 The formula for the DuPont Multi-Use Dry, Wax Lubricant chain lube, which was a favorite for many years, has been changed. The new formula is no longer recommended by DuPont for motorcycle chain lubrication and it has dropped off our favorite list also. The company now recommends …

Liquid Wrench L704, L706, L711 Chain Lube The “Improved Formula” Liquid Wrench chain lube is a pretty close approximation of the original and sorely missed DuPont Teflon Multi-Use Dry Wax Lubricant (review). It sprays on as a clear liquid with a petroleum aroma and dries nearly completely, leaving a slightly oily film. The only problem is …

Adjusting the Chain on the GT1000 and Ducati SportClassics Adjusting a Ducati GT 1000 chain is a fairly straightforward project. Thankfully, there aren’t any quirks that might make this job more difficult than it should be. However, there are two items that I think the GT 1000 owner will require: a six-point, 30 mm socket …

A Motorcycle Chain Tension Measuring Tool The Chain Monkey is a tool to help set the correct motorcycle chain slack during a chain adjustment. It’s made from plastic with an adjustable metal screw. Follow the instructions in the kit and set the bottom of the nut to your correct optimal chain slack number. Then tighten …

A “Smart” Automatic Motorcycle Chain Lube System The Cameleon PLUS motorcycle chain oiler is the newest version of this low-profile system. “PLUS” in this case means “Smart”, because the Cameleon PLUS adds some very useful features. It now senses the ambient temperature and adjusts the oil flow automatically. It also has a user-activated Trek Mode …

A Manually Pressurized Chain Oiler The Cobrra Nemo2 chain oiling system is about as simple as it gets. It has a reservoir, feed tube, drip orientation component and the oil of your choice. Simplicity vs. complexity; it really is “back to basics” regarding the Nemo 2. And that goes also for an installation on the …

A DuPont Chain Lube Replacement? Is this finally a replacement for the late, lamented and beloved DuPont Teflon Chain Lube (review)? Remember? That was the “Multi-Use Dry, Wax” stuff that everyone loved. It was the perfect motorcycle chain lube. Or was it? Here we are, 10 years later and time and technology marches on. Rumor has …

A Portable Motorcycle Lift for Chain Lubes The Snapjack is a portable motorcycle jack or lift for use during travel. It lifts the rear of the bike enough to rotate the wheel for chain cleaning and/or a quick chain lube. If you have a center stand, you don’t need a Snapjack and in the garage, …

Cameleon Motorcycle Chain Oiler Redux The Cameleon oiler is relatively easy to install and it has some advantages over other automatic chain lube systems. All of the chain lubricating oil is stored in a clear vinyl hose and the hose is attached to a control unit that meters the oil. The system works via gravity, …

Tips for Adjusting a Motorcycle Chain This article got way out of hand. It started out as a “Quick Look” about adjusting the chain on the Suzuki GW250. By coincidence, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS also needed a chain adjustment at the same time. So this evolved into a combo article covering both bikes, but …

BMW Motorrad Scottoiler Kit For BMW F800R, F650GS and F800GS This Quick Look is actually a revisit of sorts with a proven and valued accessory — the originalScottoiler vSystem (review), including the Scottoiler VSystem “California Spec” (review) version. The BMW Motorrad Chain Lubrication System is an authorized version, specifically designed for the newer BMW motorcycles and available through …

DuPont Chain Saver Now in Travel Size Sometimes, you do get what you wish for. Back in 2012, when DuPont Chain Saver chain lube (review) was introduced, I suggested they make a smaller travel size for motorcyclists. Finish Line Technologies, who manufacturers and distributes the DuPont chain lube products, went to work on the idea. We had …

Scottoiler vSystem “California Spec” Chain Oiler Review The Scottoiler vSystem “California Spec” chain oiler is a CARB (California Air Resources Board) approved version of the popular Scottoiler vSystem chain lube kit. The differences are minor, although the holder or receiver for the metering valve is new and this version has been approved for use with …

The Chain Lube to Beat? The last two comprehensive motorcycle chain lube reviews were published on webBikeWorld in the 2010 Chain Lube Comparison and the 2008 Chain Lube Comparison. A total of 20 different chain lube sprays, waxes and grease formulations were reviewed individually in those two articles. There are plenty more chain lubes available for review and …

The Chain Pickle Chain Cleaner and Degreaser A discovery by a webBikeWorld visitor means the perfect motorcycle chain cleaner has finally arrived. Made from an organic compound, it’s also inexpensive, and although it may seem strange, it works. We’ve been reviewing motorcycle chain lubes, chain cleaners and degreasers since metal chain links were first invented. …

Motorcycle Chain Lube Comparison Special Report It’s been a fast two years since we last ran a motorcycle chain lube review (see our 2008 motorcycle chain lube review). These quick takes on chain lubes would more accurately be called overviews, because it’s virtually impossible to conduct any kind of truly objective rating or review of a …

Original Bike Spirits Chain Lube The surprise chain lube in this group (at least to us) is the Original Bike Spirits brand chain lube. Something about the name of the company and their advertising led us to believe that the their products were going to be some type of average quality, re-labeled formulas designed for …

Royal Purple Max-Chain Chain Lube Royal Purple Max-Chain Synthetic Chain Lube Type: Spray Cost: High (More Info) Efficiency: Medium Sprayer: Good Fling-off: Low Sticky Factor: Low Availability: Poor Manufacturer: Royal Purple More Details: 2010 Chain Lube Comparison See Also: 2008 Chain Lube Comparison Royal Purple has been around for a long time. But the brand …

Go High Performance Chain Wax Quick Look Made in South Africa and endorsed by motorcycle racer Wayne Gardner, Go High Performance Chain Wax is described by the manufacturer as “a unique emulsion chain lubricant ideally suited to all motorcycle uses. It lubricates better, stays on the chain longer than other dry lubes, and keeps the …

Kal-Gard Moly Chain Kote Chain Lube Quck Look Kal-Gard is another name that has been around forever but is probably known only to enthusiasts and not the general public. The company makes an assortment of lubricants and the Chain Kote product shown here is the “moly” version, which contains molybdenum disulfide, a commonly used lubricant. …

Scottoiler eSystem Review The eSystem is a true Scottoiler product in every regard. Design simplicity, quality components and robustness are givens and it remains true to its origins. While there are those who will remain skeptical of an electrically driven system, I am not one of them. I have no hesitation in recommending the newest …

Tri-Flow Chain Lube and Lubricants Review Reviewing the easy-to-find, off-the-shelf chain lube products would be too simple, right? And it’s not really unexpected to find that just about any one of the run-of-the-mill, garden variety chain lubes from the local motorcycle shop will do a pretty good job as long as the chain is clean, …

DuPont Teflon Chain-Saver Dry, Self-Cleaning Chain Lube DuPont Teflon Multi-Use chain lube is one of our all-time favorites. DuPont Teflon Chain-Saver is now commercially available also with a slightly different formulation. We reviewed DuPont Teflon Multi-Use chain lube back in 2005, and it’s quickly become a favorite with many webBikeWorlders. There are a few good …

Scottoiler Automatic Chain Oiler A well designed, well tested and well proven product, Scottoiler systems have been extending the life of motorcycle chains for over twenty years. Complete with everything needed, less tools and the requisite skills, the Scottoiler kit is quite straightforward and if the whole installation is understood, simple to execute. Depending on …

Chain Drain Motorcycle Chain Cleaning System Review The Chain Drain motorcycle chain cleaning system fits under the chain and rear sprocket to help prevent overspray from chain cleaning fluid and chain lube. The dripping chain cleaning fluid collects in a sealed canister that serves as the base. Why didn’t I think of that? It’s not …

Tirox Motorcycle Chain Cleaning System The Tirox Chain Cleaner and brush is an interesting combination of kerosene based chain cleaner and patented brush makes the job about as easy as it gets. Scroll back a couple of years and the number of motorcycle chain cleaning products stood at roughly zero. Motorcyclists were basically on their …

Bean Clean Chain Cleaner Review “Environmentally friendly” (or friendlier, anyway) method of cleaning a motorcycle chain. Being “green” doesn’t mean you have to compromise. This stuff works! While there are plenty of different motorcycle chain lubes for sale (as our recent review of 13 confirms), there aren’t many products that specifically claim to be motorcycle …

Elf Moto Chain Lube Quick Look Elf Moto Chain Lube is made in the U.S.A. by Elf, a French petroleum company. Elf says this is an “extreme pressure grease” with “exceptional adhesive properties”. The sprayer on our can isn’t very efficient; it seems like too much of the product is wasted. It needs a more …

Klotz ExtraTac Motorcycle Chain Lube Klotz makes a couple of different motorcycle chain lubes; ExtraTac is not our favorite. It sprays out as a rapidly expanding “foamy” cloud, which we think is very inefficient. It’s very difficult to direct a small precise amount where it will do the most good. Apparently, the idea is to …

Kal-Gard Clear Chain Kote Chain Lube Quick Look The second Kal-Gard chain lube reviewed in this series, Clear Chain Kote is similar to the Moly Chain Kote except that it does not contain the molybdenum disulfide additive. The Clear Chain Kote appears to include ingredients that are similar to the Moly version, including the sticky …

Kleen Chain Synthetic Chain Lube Quick Look Kleen Chain Synthetic Chain Lube was recommended by several webBikeWorld readers, so we finally acquired a bottle to try. This is the most expensive chain lube in this group at $3.73 per ounce. We anticipated that the container would hold a liquid, so we were surprised to discover …

Klotz KLR Motorcycle Chain Lube Klotz KLR is our favorite motorcycle chain lube in this 2008 comparison. It has a nicely focused and powerful spray, which means that most of the product can be directed precisely on to the chain and side plates. The Klotz KLR clear liquid dries relatively quickly and has the least …

TS-73 Torque Tight Torque Grease While we were browsing around in the T.S. Moly Lubricants website, we found their “Torque Tight” product. This caught our eye for only one reason. The Ducati GT1000 shop manual calls for using a special type of grease on the threads of the rear axle, and the torque specifications they …

Maxima Waterproof Grease The only reason we decided to try a couple of types of grease is to compare them to the Elf Moto Chain Paste (review), a grease-like motorcycle chain lube that comes in a tube. We hadn’t really considered (or known about) this type of medium for motorcycle chain lubrication, and we wanted to …