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smartaland
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PostPosted: 08:29 - 31 Jul 2020    Post subject: How do I get chain lube on my tires every. Single. Time? Reply with quote

I've been riding for over 20 years now and have never had this happen until I got the Streetfighter V4. Every time I lube the chain, I end up lubing the crap out of my tires. Not the sidewall, but damn near and inch and a half of the perimeter. I suppose it could have something to do with the enormous rear tire this thing has (200/60R17) where rather than flinging onto the sidewall it finds it way to the tire itself, but either way it's downright treacherous. I've tried 2 different types of wax the last two times and even after letting the wax set for half a day, I'm still wallowing around like a greased pig. I wipe the chain down as well, so it must be coming from between the links. Any ideas guys? This crap is no bueno.
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PostPosted: 11:26 - 31 Jul 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try a different type of lube? I use 80w/90 gearbox oil for my chain and I've never had much of a problem with it flinging off, plus it's much cheaper than chain wax Laughing
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PostPosted: 11:45 - 31 Jul 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

fit a proper chain guard - the one in the pic below is a joke. Fully enclosed MZ style ought to do the trick.

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PostPosted: 19:21 - 31 Jul 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

"How do I get chain lube on my tyres.

I'm taking a wild swing at this one for ya.

You can spray it onto the tyre directly from a can of chain lube or spray it onto a rag and wipe it onto the tyre.

You could use scottoiler oil and pour it on.

I hope that helps. 👍
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PostPosted: 19:36 - 31 Jul 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

A100man wrote:
fit a proper chain guard - the one in the pic below is a joke.

Insightful.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/0RUCEzlF6HA/maxresdefault.jpg

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PostPosted: 19:39 - 31 Jul 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ayrton wrote:
Try a different type of lube? I use 80w/90 gearbox oil for my chain and I've never had much of a problem with it flinging off, plus it's much cheaper than chain wax Laughing


Me too. It's surprisingly effective brushed on, wiping excess off the chain with a rag. Chain wax and lube is filthy stuff, especially if you're using too much.
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PostPosted: 19:42 - 31 Jul 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's very simple, dear Watson:
wipe the fucking chain lube off the chain with a rag after you have cleaned, dried and lubricated it.
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PostPosted: 07:11 - 01 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

One bike I had was difficult like this (using EP90, as ever) - a w650 of all things. The question of why this bike was worse than others was something I pondered for a while, and other owners noticed it too. I'm not sure the conclusion that was reached was right but basically it was decided that it was to do with how hot the engine got, and whereabouts some of that heat was concentrated. Some of it was, strangely, near to and around the front sprocket - so much so that it was thinning any liquid on the chain. I appreciate that sounds a bit unlikely but being air-cooled *all* of that engine got hot, but peculiarly, including the area near the front sprocket.

But regardless, I only ever used ep90 because I like how it makes gear changes feel, and I also think it's good for longevity. It never felt like left hand cornering was affected but then again it wasn't a powerful bike and its character encouraged restraint anyway.
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PostPosted: 09:13 - 01 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

kolu wrote:
it's very simple, dear Watson:
wipe the fucking chain lube off the chain with a rag after you have cleaned, dried and lubricated it.

It would also be better to do it then put it away so it creeps in or at worst drips off rather than apply just before going out.
Some of the product is solvent carrier it will evaporate too
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PostPosted: 11:06 - 01 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a decent rear tyre, road5 or similar, a bit of oil is no problem. I park up, fully saturate the chain with used engine oil, much of it drips off into a container, some goes on the floor and no shits are given if I park in a puddle of it or on the saturated cardboard I put down to catch it. Grip is not reduced, by the time Im on to the road it has worn off.

The last 1/2" of my rear has a coating of oily shmoo that has absorbed in to the rubber, making it softer, but still perfectly grippy.

I know road5's do not grip well with fork oil, but engine oil is fine. Wax I expect to be worse.
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PostPosted: 17:56 - 01 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're putting on too much.
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PostPosted: 18:03 - 01 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

kramdra wrote:
If you have a decent rear tyre, road5 or similar, a bit of oil is no problem. I park up, fully saturate the chain with used engine oil, much of it drips off into a container, some goes on the floor and no shits are given if I park in a puddle of it or on the saturated cardboard I put down to catch it. Grip is not reduced, by the time Im on to the road it has worn off.

The last 1/2" of my rear has a coating of oily shmoo that has absorbed in to the rubber, making it softer, but still perfectly grippy.

I know road5's do not grip well with fork oil, but engine oil is fine. Wax I expect to be worse.


Quoting for when you blame your next bike/road interface as diesel on a roundabout.
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PostPosted: 18:56 - 01 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

kramdra wrote:
If you have a decent rear tyre, road5 or similar, a bit of oil is no problem. I park up, fully saturate the chain with used engine oil, much of it drips off into a container, some goes on the floor and no shits are given if I park in a puddle of it or on the saturated cardboard I put down to catch it. Grip is not reduced, by the time Im on to the road it has worn off.

The last 1/2" of my rear has a coating of oily shmoo that has absorbed in to the rubber, making it softer, but still perfectly grippy.


Christ, your fuckwittery knows no bounds... does it? Are these the race scrubs you'll never get up to temp?

I'm with Fisty - It's a given you'll throw it up the road, it's just a matter of when.
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PostPosted: 19:52 - 01 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lubricate at the end of a ride, not just before the beginning
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PostPosted: 19:57 - 01 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope I have been oiling my chain like this for years, zero problems. It does depend o n tyre, the Pilot Roads, and Racetecs are oil resistant, roadtecs and pirellis I find are rubbish.

Fork oil however, that is not pleasant and does cause tyres to slide around a bit, but my forks are now fixed. Forks need to be leaking a lot to get on tyre.

I have never had a problem with diesel either, people see a rainbow on the ground and crash out of fear.
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PostPosted: 20:02 - 01 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

kramdra wrote:
Nope I have been oiling my chain like this for years, zero problems. It does depend o n tyre, the Pilot Roads, and Racetecs are oil resistant, roadtecs and pirellis I find are rubbish.

Fork oil however, that is not pleasant and does cause tyres to slide around a bit, but my forks are now fixed. Forks need to be leaking a lot to get on tyre.

I have never had a problem with diesel either, people see a rainbow on the ground and crash out of fear.


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PostPosted: 20:57 - 01 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had quite a lot of oil on my tyre sidewalls with my old bike as well an no problems there at all. So he must be right, if his chicken strips are as nice and wide as mine.
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PostPosted: 10:19 - 02 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThatDippyTwat wrote:
kramdra wrote:
If you have a decent rear tyre, road5 or similar, a bit of oil is no problem. I park up, fully saturate the chain with used engine oil, much of it drips off into a container, some goes on the floor and no shits are given if I park in a puddle of it or on the saturated cardboard I put down to catch it. Grip is not reduced, by the time Im on to the road it has worn off.

The last 1/2" of my rear has a coating of oily shmoo that has absorbed in to the rubber, making it softer, but still perfectly grippy.


Christ, your fuckwittery knows no bounds... does it? Are these the race scrubs you'll never get up to temp?

I'm with Fisty - It's a given you'll throw it up the road, it's just a matter of when.


To be fair, he did say "Grip is not reduced". If you've got naff-all grip to start with, you can't reduce it.
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PostPosted: 19:30 - 02 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wurth Dry Chain Lube

Been using it for years - zero mess.
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PostPosted: 21:48 - 02 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

that stuff's shit imo
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PostPosted: 11:30 - 03 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

xX-Alex-Xx wrote:

To be fair, he did say "Grip is not reduced". If you've got naff-all grip to start with, you can't reduce it.


Ive put 95k miles on this bike in all weathers and not once binned it due to oil. Road 5's are the least affected by oil, that I have tried. Engine oil/diesel, no problems.

No, I do not use scubs on my rear wheel, only front, which gets very little oil. Diesel still no problem that is all in your head.
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PostPosted: 15:15 - 03 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

kramdra wrote:
sperg about tyres....


I hope BCF is still about so I can write "Told you so" when you chuck shit up the road.
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PostPosted: 18:32 - 03 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

How you can dismiss the act of splattering the tyre with oil as if there's no hazard, and then grade different tyres on their response? Either oil on the tyre has no effect Thinking or you've experienced a few resultant slides but blamed the tyre make.
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PostPosted: 18:40 - 03 Aug 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spilling oil on tyres is bad. Don't do it.
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