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What chain lube did you guys use?

I have some full synthetic yamalube I got for free when I bought the bike, but I hear bad things about how much dirt it collects and flings. I think the dealer probably used it during the 600 mile service, would it be safe to switch to maxima? What did you guys use?
 

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What chain lube did you guys use?

I have some full synthetic yamalube I got for free when I bought the bike, but I hear bad things about how much dirt it collects and flings. I think the dealer probably used it during the 600 mile service, would it be safe to switch to maxima? What did you guys use?
Go check out Fortnine on youtube, he did a whole thing on chain lube, pretty good video. 👍


 

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Periodic lube goes in between the inner side plate and roller to lube the UNSEALED OUTSIDE SURFACE OF BUSHING/INSIDE SURFACE OF ROLLER. The image shows an exaggerated gap at the roller end where lube can enter.

The SEALED pin area is factory lubed and a totally separate area because the BUSHING IS PRESSED INTO THE INNER SIDE PLATE. The pins "hinge" on the SEALED INSIDE SURFACE OF BUSHING/OUTSIDE SURFACE OF PIN with factory lube and the rollers "roll" on the UNSEALED OUTER SURFACE OF THE BUSHING/INSIDE SURFACE OF THE ROLLER so, replacement lube can get into the roller thru the edge of roller to lube the outside of the bushing but not to the sealed pin area.

The unsealed rollers can run dry for a fair amount of time because the load is distributed over a large area. The sealed pins get the factory lube and have far less wear area so keeping dirt out and lube in is critical. You can only add lube to the corners of the rollers to lube them but unsealed chains need both rollers and pins lubed because lube still can't flow between inner and outer bushing surfaces.
 
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