I have recently started using motorcycle solid chain wax and so far (its still a bit early to be sure) it is looking far far better than anything else I have used and far far cheaper.
It is staying on the chain far better than other lubes, the chains don’t appear to be wearing and shifting remains smooth. I am only having to apply it every couple of hundred miles not every ride
Its a horrible messy faff to apply – its the solid stuff in a big tin that you melt on the stove.Posted 8 years agoTandemJeremyMember
Poppa / tankslapper Putoline chain wax
I only started using it as the weather started to get better so only a cople of wet rides using it. However on those wet rides I would have expected the lube to be washed out of the chain as usual but it didn’t. Its a solid wax that you melt and then soak the chain in.
It is really sticky and claggy but if you wipe down the outside of the chain you don’t get much sticking to it and it certainly appears to both lube and last better than finish line green or pedros both of which I have used
I would think it is slightly less efficient than cycle lubes as being solid it must have some resistance to turning but I am not going to change back at any time soon.
As for lasting hundreds of miles it sure does. It is designed for motocrossers with non o ring chains. Even riding thru axle deep peat / mud did not strip it out of the chainPosted 8 years ago
Its a horrible messy faff to apply – its the solid stuff in a big tin that you melt on the stove.
Old motorcycle trick
Brings back memories of a Primus stove in the garden & boiling up a chain prior to a long trip 🙂
Sort of went out of the window with ‘O’ ring chains
You can heat grease up until it melts & pop the chain in that & then wipe off as much as you can when it’s cooledPosted 8 years ago
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