'06 V-Strom 650 - 60k km, puttputtputt
'06 KTM 625 SMC - 20k km, braaaap
'07 FZ1 - 70k km, in the shop...
'06 FZ6 - 115k km, sold
I used white lithium, easy to get from Wal Mart, cheap and it doesn't fling off. It's an alternative if you can't find the Dupont.
Damn. My first bottle of Dupont lasted almost 3 years .. and im just about out now.
Motorcycle Transport & Towing
I use the Bel-Ray super clean. You can pick it up at any motorcycle shop. It does go on white (some people don,t like this). I actually prefer it, you can easily see where and how much has been applied. I lube my chain approx. every 800 km. I find the chain stays clean and the lube would last even longer if I wanted to go further. It doesn't fling off easily either. It is a little thicker than most lubes though , and thus takes longer to get off when cleaning the chain.
Here's what I bought from the Lowes in Vaughan yesterday:
It seems they have the old formula in little squeeze bottles only. I was going to pick up a few of those along with a can of chain-saver and walk out but then I took a look at the back of the multi-use can and noticed this...
So it is wax based whereas the new formulation shouldn't contain any wax. I've never used the original so I have no basis for comparison but, I have a hunch that the can pictured above is the old formula with a different label for our demographic.
Now, if the 2012 chain-saver truly is the same as the old multi-use (except for some extra moly & teflon) then the above lot should last me a lil while
This leads me to believe that the old formula had multiple can designs. I've been trying to find a photo of the rear label on the new can for comparison but I haven't been able to find one. Maybe someone here can post it up? Here's the description on the back of my can:
"DuPont Multi-Use is a patented, water repelling, wax based lubricant. Enhanced with Teflon fluoropolymer and organic molybdenum for optimum performance. Sets up with a clean, dry, long-lasting film which will not absorb dirt and grime.
USE ON : Chains, Cables, Garage Doors, Threaded Parts, Hinges, Windows, Locks, Rusted Bolts, Sliding Tracks, Wheels, Cams Pulleys, Zippers, Skate Bearings, Bike Parts, Firearms, Tools & more."
I also compared the contents of the 3 I bought and they all look very similar. The squeeze bottle comes out more runny at first so you don't see as much white in it due to more even distribution:
Last edited by AF4iK; 09-19-2012 at 11:26 AM. Reason: fixed image url
I use the Chain saver after they quit making the older formulation. I would say that wax based may not be the deciding factor on whether it's good for o-ring chains, they may have changed the formulation somewhat, the wax just makes it "dry".
"Such is the nature of love, those with the least give the most."
That's a good point but that would imply that there's a third formula floating around out there under the name "Teflong Multi-Use". Maybe I'll contact Dupont to put the mystery to rest.
I have a can of the new Chain Saver and noticed the Canadian label is just placed over top the US English/Spanish label. See if the US label also lists wax in the contents.
Could be a typo or it could be the old formula is still being sold in Canada.
Regarding Wurth HHS2000, the manufacturer states it's sticky? Doesn't it collect dirt?
webbikeworld which recommended the dupont stuff now recommends Liquid Performance Chain Lube, the Original Bike Spirits and Klotz KLR.
My opinion, at the time, was that DuPont had removed chains as a recommendation from the label as they had launched their own chain specific lube (yellow can) and simply wanted to sell that above anything else.
kim kardashian is just a vagina...and an ***, and some titties...her soul is in her ****
The thing I find with these dry lube is the rollers do not get lubricated properly. After a long ride u can see the rollers become polished against the sprockets. I presently use them now, but if this can is done & they don't make 'em anymore, I'll just go back to Wax based chain lube.
“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.” ―Margaret Thatcher