Motorbike lube?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by XmisterIS, 26 Apr 2010.

  1. XmisterIS

    XmisterIS Purveyor of fine nonsense

    I use Würth Dry Chain Lube on my motorbike and Finish Line wax lube on my bikes.

    Wuerth is considerably cheaper than Finish Line and seems to have pretty much the same consistency!

    I am considering stopping using Finish Line and just get Würth for all my two-wheeled machines.

    Why? Well, I figure that since Würth is desgined to go on a chain that must withstand over 100Nm of torque and be capable of spinning a hoofing great back wheel at speeds in excess of 100mph (on a private road, of course!), I figure it's more than adequate for a little bicycle chain.

    Can anyone who knows their stuff about lube give me their two cents worth on this one?

    I'm asking now because I've just run out of Finish Line, but I have plenty of Würth!
     
  2. dodgy

    dodgy Guru

    Location:
    Wirral
    I use Finish Line krytech wax lube on my good weather bike and it's excellent. The drivetrain stays really clean. I'd be interested how you get on if you decide to experiment :evil:
     
  3. OP
    OP
    XmisterIS

    XmisterIS Purveyor of fine nonsense

    I'm gonna give the motorbike lube a go - it is wax lube too, very penetrating and dries very clean.
     
  4. Riding in Circles

    Riding in Circles Veteran

    Location:
    EDINBURGH
    The dry lubes are much the same for cycle as motorcycle according to friend who's company makes the stuff.
     
  5. brockers

    brockers Senior Member

    Let me be the first to suggest a Scottoiler for your motorbike!
     
  6. chillyuk

    chillyuk Guest

    I haven't checked if they still do it but Scottoiler used to make an oiler for bicycles. I had the bumf when I bought a Scottoiler for my motorbike.

    Edit: Just checked and the still do it. Looks like they feed the oil onto the chain via the derailleur jockey wheel.

    http://www.scottoiler.com/pc/Bicycle_Oiler/Scottoiler_Cycle_Oiler_(Active_Fluid_System).html
     
  7. sleekitcollie

    sleekitcollie Well-Known Member

    i used a some Würth Dry Chain wax Lube om my old mountain bike and then on my new mountain bike when i got it . it seemed to do the trick with no ill effects and even after a year on the new bike i decided to take the old bike out for a spin expecting everything to be a bit solid on it but to my surprize the chain etc was as supple and lubed as i had left it at the ack of the garage a year b4 .
    and as u say its a lot cheaper (especially when u get a free sample can at the bike show :tongue: )
    sadly the can has ran out and as my bike is a shafty ( well was till ah sold it in october :smile: ) a dragstar 1100 and i darent go back into a motorbike shop to get a new can in case any of those big shinny bikes want to come home with me
     
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