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  • Offline VITO   il

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    Recommendation for grease
    on: 18 September, 2023, 04:09:46 pm
    18 September, 2023, 04:09:46 pm
    Which grease books for chain lubrication for the 2011 HONDA CBF1000TA motorcycle

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    Re: Recommendation for grease
    Reply #1 on: 18 September, 2023, 11:42:19 pm
    18 September, 2023, 11:42:19 pm
    Hi
    I ve had my mk1 for 9 years and all i can ever remember using on the chain is EP80/90 oil as honda recommend, dont like the gooey sprays, they just attract all sorts of grit and cover the wheel and back of the bike in goo as well

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    Re: Recommendation for grease
    Reply #2 on: 19 September, 2023, 07:37:03 am
    19 September, 2023, 07:37:03 am
    Drive chain maintenance and lubrication is the same regardless of manufacturer or model of motorcycle or the type of drive chain fitted. Do whatever has worked for you in the past, the only variance will be drive chain slack which varies according to suspension and swinging arm geometry.

    I mostly lubricate the drive chain with left overs from engine oil changes (Motul 5000 10W-40) applied with a tooth brush and I put up with whatever fling that produces. If you want to reduce drive chain fling to a minimum, as marky99925 says and Honda recommend, use an EP 80 or 90 gear oil and after application wipe off any surplus oil with an oily rag.

    Remember the point of drive chain lubrication is to maintain the external appearance and prevent corrosion from forming on the link plates which can spread past the 'X' ring seals and seize the link pins.

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    Re: Recommendation for grease
    Reply #3 on: 19 September, 2023, 10:44:56 am
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    The only other thing i would add is having looked at the relative cost of ep 80/90 against the sprays over 9 years is the ep80/90 is massively cheaper, i brush it on after most rides and the last chain did about 25k, i even take a small bottle and a brush on holiday, going to portugal on friday and the oil is already in the topbox.
    It will never be as convenient as the squirty stuff but when were bikes ever convenient !

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    Re: Recommendation for grease
    Reply #4 on: 19 September, 2023, 11:01:02 am
    19 September, 2023, 11:01:02 am
    Top tip right there ^^^

    My top box is never without a small squirty bottle of oil and tooth brush for as and when, especially useful on those 2,500 mile sorties I tend to do two or three times a year. Not so much on the shorter sorties where a goodly pre ride chain lube is normally good for 1,000 miles.

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    Re: Recommendation for grease
    Reply #5 on: 24 September, 2023, 05:09:35 pm
    24 September, 2023, 05:09:35 pm
    Hi I've always used a scottoiler on all my bikes would not use anything else

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    Re: Recommendation for grease
    Reply #6 on: 24 September, 2023, 05:39:47 pm
    24 September, 2023, 05:39:47 pm
    No sprays for me either. EP90 gear oil is fine for me I use it on the Biffer and also my CBR1000rr.