Thanks for posting. It certainly shows up the poorer chain lubes out there.
In his words, the splatter for the 75W oil was like a murder scene. A massive difference to the good chain lubes like the Muc off or Bel ray. The gear oil might be a better lubricant and anti-corrosion, but only if it's still on there.
I'll stick with the Wurth. I've trued tons of 'em over the years and this one still works great.
When my car was out of action for a couple of years my only transport was a GS550. I learned, or got into the habit of removing the chain on a Friday lunchtime soaking it in transmission oil from truck axles and refitting it in the evening after work. Due to the salt used on the Dutch roads this would be once a week in the winter. I always bought a cheap chain with no O-rings and it would last avery long time. Later after job circumstances changed the maintenance was less and i had use of my car again a cheap chain didn't last long and after a few chains i decided to buy sealed chains.
Showing my age here I used to use the old link life in a tin on my chains. I always used cheap chains and cleaning in paraffin and boiling up the chain in a grease tin once every couple of weeks, they lasted forever. Much the same outcome as Tony mentions with his old GS550 and soaking the chains in trans oil. It was messy though.
Modern sealed chains are great and require minimal maintenance much like modern bikes, so a bit of regular cleaning and light lube should do the business.
Something deep rooted in lubing a chain though, and it will be a hard habit to change for some of us
These vids have definitely got me thinking so many thanks for posting them
I'm not sure that's a particularly helpful video, other than making common sense obvious in a pretty chart.
The more spatter you get the less lube is left on the chain, so you're obviously going to get less grit stuck to it because there's less lube there. (The low spatter ones leave more lube on the chain and therefore more sticky gooeyness to grab hold of grit.)
I can see why good ole oil wins out, but it also means you have to apply it more regularly.
Interesting though, thanks for posting.
Last Edit: Oct 30, 2019 23:27:26 GMT 1 by daveywavey