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  • #16
    Since using the ACF-50, I lubricate the chain only half as often as I usually did previously. It keeps it clean and rust free. Not cheap though.
    I had my patience tested. I'm negative.

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    • #17
      Well... I have not bought a can of chain lube in 10 years (at least). I hit mine hard with some WD40 and a rag to clean it off a few times a year, but that's it. My ZX14R now has just under 20k on it and I have had to adjust the chain ONCE, at 18,000 miles. In other words, it is not wearing out. My sprockets look great too. Lesson? Modern 0-ring chains are AMAZING. With all the torque this bike puts out (and I use heavily) I cannot believe that the chain has not stretched. I am far happier that not having to lube my chain means I don't have to clean that sludge off my rear wheel, than I am about saving the money I used to spend on chain lube!

      Just saying.

      G
      "The Price of Speed is Eternal Vigilance" 2015 ZX14R 30th, Four Kids

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      • #18


        Originally posted by gregness View Post
        Well... I have not bought a can of chain lube in 10 years (at least). I hit mine hard with some WD40 and a rag to clean it off a few times a year, but that's it. My ZX14R now has just under 20k on it and I have had to adjust the chain ONCE, at 18,000 miles. In other words, it is not wearing out. My sprockets look great too. Lesson? Modern 0-ring chains are AMAZING. With all the torque this bike puts out (and I use heavily) I cannot believe that the chain has not stretched. I am far happier that not having to lube my chain means I don't have to clean that sludge off my rear wheel, than I am about saving the money I used to spend on chain lube!

        Just saying.

        G
        Modern chains are impressive. I have done almost 10,000 miles on an EK ThreeD chain that I fitted to the R1 a year ago, and it's almost worn enough to need adjusting for the first time.

        I'm not exactly meticulous in my chain maintenance, but I do try to get some lube on the chain every 500 miles or so. If nothing else, it quietens the chain slightly and stops it from rusting!

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        "You don't get slower with age, you just get more cautious." Michael Rutter

        06 Ocean Blue ZZR1200, the coolest colour.
        99 Yamaha R1

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        • #19
          There's a NZ importer of Tirox products and they have the Ultra chain lube. I will get my local bike shop to order a can.

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          "You don't get slower with age, you just get more cautious." Michael Rutter

          06 Ocean Blue ZZR1200, the coolest colour.
          99 Yamaha R1

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          • #20
            On Tirox website, there is a NZ distributor.
            And clicking on the link gives: https://dold.co.nz/collections/tirox
            I suggest you get the Synthetic chain wax instead of the "Ultra chain lube". No "waxy" at all and very clean product!
            I have nothing against the ultra chain lube (never tried it) but since the synthetic chain wax gave me so great results, I would not change it.
            Last edited by Claude; Today, 05:06 AM.

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