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Offline gordybrock

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Re: Chain Lube
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2019, 05:41:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Sniffing chain lube could cause death or injury. :005: Should be stated in the handbook. :027:
Alas, the lube doesn't come with a handbook, maybe I'll write to WD40 and ask for one, I wouldn't want to inadvertently kill myself when I'm oiling my chain  :001:
« Last Edit: February 07, 2019, 05:43:24 PM by gordybrock »
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Re: Chain Lube
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2019, 05:46:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by gordybrock [+]
Alas, the lube doesn't come with a handbook, maybe I'll write to WD40 and ask for one, I wouldn't want to inadvertently kill myself when I'm oiling my chain  :001:

I meant the Triumph handbook, seeing as everything else can cause death or injury, surely sniffing chain lube should be mentioned.
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Re: Chain Lube
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2019, 06:27:31 PM »
The missus found all that stuff at Lidl's discounted to 50P per can a couple of weeks ago, she picked up 14 cans for 7. She left some 'cos a bloke in bike gear was giving it a looking at.



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Re: Chain Lube
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2019, 07:09:26 PM »
We have Aldi's in the US, but I've never bought chain lube there.  It didn't even occur to me to look.  I'm still in the evaluation stage on a Tiger, but funny thing, my VFR also has a 525 chain.

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Re: Chain Lube
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2019, 05:50:01 PM »
 Paulhere  -" I meant the Triumph handbook, seeing as everything else can cause death or injury, surely sniffing chain lube should be mentioned."


i] Same risk with the Brake Fluid , Paul.   My Mate started drinking Brake Fluid, to which he became addicted to, -   mind you he reckons he can `stop' anytime.......  :017:
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Re: Chain Lube
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2019, 05:57:23 PM »
^^^ :492: :492: :492:
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Re: Chain Lube
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2019, 05:59:24 PM »
Seriously guys, just get a scottoiler or similar, only perverts like messing about with chains.


Oh.

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Re: Chain Lube
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2019, 12:04:01 AM »
*Originally Posted by StretchToo [+]
Seriously guys, just get a scottoiler or similar, only perverts like messing about with chains.



Auto chain lube devices are polarising just like oil brands and tyre choices.
Personally I wouldn't touch one. In 45 years of riding motorcycles I have never seen one that does not spray oil residue in all sorts of strange places often where oil should not be. If others want to use them then that is their choice but I prefer lubing chains myself and knowing that only the chain is lubed and that it is lubed properly.

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Re: Chain Lube
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2019, 10:56:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by StretchToo [+]
Seriously guys, just get a scottoiler or similar, only perverts like messing about with chains.

Ha, yes been there, 25 years of manually cleaning crud off chains & re-lubing every 200 - 300 miles dependent on conditions. The mess of linklife or gear oil back in the days before aerosols become the norm. Setting off on 2 - 3k mile tours with all that cleaning & lubing junk to carry, never mind the time consuming effort.

My first auto oiler was a diy, converted my 2T traillie to pre-mix & ran the autolube to the chain, magic no cleaning or lubing chain every 50 miles of mud, dust & river crossings.

Time for an auto oiler on my road bikes I thought, best thing I ever did. I went Scottoiler but there's several on the market nowadays. Not difficult to set, soon learn how to get it right for the conditions. The only boys I know who don't now have one are those with shaft drive. I have them on both my modern road bikes & my traillie. My old Ariel FH has it's own OE chain oilers, 3 of them designed in.

Each to their own, mannually cleaning & lubing chains can be therapeutic. Like caring for your hiking boots. If that is your preference, carry on.  :027:
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Re: Chain Lube
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2019, 03:29:46 PM »
I bought some today from Aldi for my misses bike I gave a tutoro oiler to fit before my next trip

 


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