- Aug 8, 2006
Originally Posted by alienator .
Well since we're recommending lubes now...
ProLink is great stuff. I used it for years, applying it every 100 miles or so. Then just to see what all the hubbub was about, I tried Chain Lube No.5, and it is now my lube of choice. It does require chain cleaning before application, but I've been getting at least 500 miles out of each application before any chain noise starts to appear. If you apply it cold, you'll have a royal mess, but if you set the bottle in hot water for 10-20 minutes, it applies easily with less mess.
I found "Chain-L" on a Google search; assume that's the "No.5" you now use. Like their webpage and FAQ, the fact that they emphasize keeping the bushings lubed inside rather than focusing on a shiny appearance. It does sound like chainsaw bar oil, which is sticky and messy, but probably a lighter-weight product than that stuff. 500 miles is a long time between lube....I like that.