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post #1 of 27 Old 01-09-2002, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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whats best to use on a raptor stock chain?is chain wax any good?what do you guys recommend...

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post #2 of 27 Old 01-09-2002, 09:17 AM
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ive always used maxima chain wax. seems to work well. im sure it is highly recommended by others. leaves a little film around chain area but it cleans right off with a wire brush.
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Yes chain wax is the best in my opinion. It's what I use. It's clean and it doesn't fly off all over your clean bike.

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post #4 of 27 Old 01-09-2002, 11:34 AM
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too much sand on the trails I ride for wax products, the sand really sticks to the wax and wears down my chain and sprockets. I switched to a did x-ring atv chain and use silkolene synthetic, I try to clean and oil the chain every 2 rides which is probably overkill

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MFR. It doesn't build up at all. Dirt and sand don't stick to it and it cleans the chain when you spray it on.
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yea i use maxima chain lube it seems to work real good

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I use maxima chain wax no problems w/ sand
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i like chain wax. sprays on, dries. nothin sticks to it and it holds up in water sand mud and all that good stuff
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Sidewinder P-51 is said to be the best (I sound like I write for a magazine). Check it out at http://www.sidewindersprockets.com/p51chainlube.htm They make a pretty convincing argument, and they do make the best chains and sprockets. I got a can of BelRay I bought because I was desperate and it was all they had, and it attracts dirt with the quad sitting still.

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post #10 of 27 Old 01-09-2002, 07:16 PM
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I use P-51 also..Kinda gets all over everything but works good....best was to put it on is: lift rear wheels and put into 1st, apply with wheels spinning slowly (idle). then wipe excess with rag before riding.
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I use PJ1 or Silkolene. I don't like the waxes because I ride in sandy conditions and the sand seems to stick to the wax.

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post #13 of 27 Old 01-10-2002, 10:55 AM
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I use maxima chain wax about 99% of the ime, but sometimes i use belray chain lube(i got that as a back up, just incase i run outta maxima chain wax) I have had no problems with maxima chain wax it orks great and doesnt flinng!!!
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I tried chain lubes and did'nt like them. I like good 'ol fashioned penetrating oil. I use dura-lube spray. It is a little messy, but it works awsome. I've got about 6000 miles on my streetbike chain and there's almost no wear!I've only had to adjust it once in 6000 miles! I used maxima chain lube on my banshee, and it's only got 5 tanks of gas run through it, and the chain is already getting sloppy.I had to adjust it twice already.
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I tried chain lubes and did'nt like them. I like good 'ol fashioned penetrating oil. I use dura-lube spray. It is a little messy, but it works awsome. I've got about 6000 miles on my streetbike chain and there's almost no wear!I've only had to adjust it once in 6000 miles! I used maxima chain lube on my banshee, and it's only got 5 tanks of gas run through it, and the chain is already getting sloppy.I had to adjust it twice already.
True, but I am pretty sure that there is more stress on your quad chain than on your street bike chain.

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I used to use Maxima chain wax. It worked fine but it seemed to attract sand and dust, tended to buildup, and was messy. It was difficult to clean. I switched to Bel Ray Super Clean chain lube (goes on white). It's not as messy and seems to work good. Much easier to clean than the chain wax and looks good when it goes on...looks like a factory lube like when it was new.
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Torqo works great with no mess, ya get the lubrication of a chain lube and no mess like wax

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HP Honda Chain lube. I like that stiff because it comes in a spray can so there is little mess. It is a teflon spray that leaves little film and is designed to help protect the o-rings. My chain is 2 years old and still looks like new. It's good stuff

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post #19 of 27 Old 09-23-2002, 06:21 PM
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chain wax

I hate chain wax it turns everything brown and is a pain in the A$$ to get off, pj makes a pretty good lube
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solder seal farm equipment & chain lube--i was in a pinch and bought what they had at meijers, but don't see any problems

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