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Chain Lube
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LouA Offline
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Connecticut
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Post: #1
Chain Lube
I'm having a Problem with chain lube flinging off the chain and getting on my jacket. My last bike, a 250 ninja never did this. I don't lube the chain on the cb any more or less than I did on the ninja. I'm suspecting the somewhat short chain guard on the Honda is the problem. Anyone else have this problem?
11-13-2017 08:40 AM
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The ferret Offline
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Ohio
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Post: #2
RE: Chain Lube
I've never had chain lube get on my jacket off any bike I have ever owned. 44,000 miles on my 2 CB 1100's and it's never happened. Can't keep it off back rim, but never on my clothing.

Take bike for a ride. Put bike on ceneterstand. Lube chain. Wait a couple hours. Take rag and wipe excess lube off chain.

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2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300
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11-13-2017 08:53 AM
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EmptySea Offline
Been There

Chicagoland, USA
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Post: #3
RE: Chain Lube
I've never noticed chain lube on my clothing except when I have not aimed the spray nozzle correctly. I don't even wipe off the excess as Ferret correctly suggests, but still nothing spraying off the chain on to my clothes. Bugs, water, road tar are other matters.

MTC


2013 CB1100 non-abs
2013 CB1100 abs
11-13-2017 09:02 AM
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Rocky Offline
Road Warrior

Nova Scotia, Canada
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Post: #4
RE: Chain Lube
I'm running the factory chain guard and I've never had chain lube get on my jackets from the 1100 or any bike I've owned.
A little bit might eventually get on the rear rim, but that's about it.
Follow ferret's advice, use a fling-free formula, and you should be fine.
If that doesn't work then I have no advice.

Still rockin', rollin', and ridin' after all these years
'67 BSA 441 VR, '70 Triumph Tiger 100, '02 Honda CB900F, '06 Triumph T100 Bonneville, '14 Honda CB1100A
11-13-2017 09:11 AM
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rotor Online
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Western Canada
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Post: #5
Less oil, applied more frequently?
How often do you lube the chain?

I lube the chain at every third fuel fill (on average) by lifting the bike on the center stand, rotating the wheel and touching the chain ("inside" side) with a small brush lightly (very lightly, no dripping!) dipped in the w80 gear oil. It takes at least two or three passes over the length of the chain, as the quantity of oil on the brush is quite minute. I never experienced any oil either dripping of flying off. I have never replaced a chain before it did about 40K km. I clean the chain once a year (brush, kerosene...)

Could it be that it takes less lubricant, but applied more frequently, to avoid the problem described?
11-13-2017 09:19 AM
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popgun Offline
Lives On Two Wheels

Virginia Beach
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Post: #6
RE: Chain Lube
Lou, are you running an aftermarket guard?

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11-13-2017 09:25 AM
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LongRanger Offline
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Evergreen, CO
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Post: #7
RE: Chain Lube
Not to pile on, but I'm another who has never had this issue. Honestly, I don't see how it could be possible with the stock chain guard. I can't vouch for any others.

"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length." - Robert Frost
'14 Honda CB1100 DLX #000094
'13 BMW F800GT
'06 Ducati Monster 620
'98 BMW K1200RS
11-13-2017 10:26 AM
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LouA Offline
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Connecticut
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Post: #8
RE: Chain Lube
Thanks for the feedback guys. The chain guard is stock,what came with the bike. As an aside,I've found the best product to clean the rear wheel is Simple Green mag wheel cleaner. Note that's mag wheel cleaner,not the regular Simple Green regular/household cleaner. Makes the wheels look like the day they rolled off the showroom floor.
11-13-2017 12:24 PM
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LongRanger Offline
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Evergreen, CO
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RE: Chain Lube
I've read on several forums that regular (original) Simple Green attacks aluminum. I imagine the mag cleaner product you're using is fine. I tried S-100 a few years ago and came away impressed.

"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length." - Robert Frost
'14 Honda CB1100 DLX #000094
'13 BMW F800GT
'06 Ducati Monster 620
'98 BMW K1200RS
(This post was last modified: 11-13-2017 12:34 PM by LongRanger.)
11-13-2017 12:33 PM
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alprider Offline
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CH
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Post: #10
RE: Chain Lube
btw.

i prever the waterless cleaning (mabye not realy for tires /rubber)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkk9mvB7Fe0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFYF0YQ2dBw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA13KTAMbvU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWOBe5blIho


there are too any other waterless products
(This post was last modified: 11-13-2017 01:05 PM by alprider.)
11-13-2017 12:47 PM
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