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Old 06-13-2011, 09:20 PM
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Default Re: Chain lube/maintenance

In my previous post I mentioned cleaning the chain in a solvent. I've tried several and the best to date is a wood cleaner and preserative called Scott's Liquid Gold.
It's a product that has been around since the 50s and was originally formulated for cleaning and preserving natural wood furniture. Nevertheless it contains cleaning solvents and lubricants that are compatible with bicycle/motorcycle chains.

I have a friend who with his two sons are avid dirt bike devotees. He uses Scott's Liquid Gold exclusively on his chains and agrees with happyvalley in that heavy, sticky chain lube attracts dirt/grit. He maintains that the Scott's product cleans and lubricates in one step. Because I typically don't ride in dirty/dusty environments the chain saw lubricant has served me well as long as I adhere to a chain cleaning schedule. When I clean them I use the Scott's product.
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