Oiling the chain on long rides/after rain

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Oiling the chain on long rides/after rain

Post by Kool1290GT » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:31 pm

Hi Guys,

Picking up my GT in April, its in, but in Canada we have a lot of sand/salt on the roads so wont clear up until April. I have an ABBA Skylift in a box waiting to be built so I can service the bike easily in the garage. I wish the GT came with a center stand, doubt it ever will since the exhaust pipes are under the bike.

So question is, are there any tricks you guys know of to oil the chain when on the road? Or just push, spray, push, spray repeat.. I looked into a Scott oiler, but dont want the oil to drip at stop and go lights, running idle while mates are doing stuff etc.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Oiling the chain on long rides/after rain

Post by buddhabiker » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:57 pm

You could toss one of these in a pannier:

Rollastand 3.2 lbs http://shorturl.at/eflOU

SnapJack 1+lb. http://shorturl.at/oFLN0


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Re: Oiling the chain on long rides/after rain

Post by Emmjaydee » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:36 pm

Tutoro Auto oiler, which works by bike movement so won't drop at the idle. Works brilliantly

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Re: Oiling the chain on long rides/after rain

Post by DaveNZ » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:43 am

I have a rear bike stand, so rides from home, i do the re-oiling on the stand, but if I'm away for a week or 2, i will do the spray-push forward a bit-spray-push forward a bit, so on till oiled. I have a center stand on my multistrada, but I've removed it due to grinding on fast corners, safer and lighter without them.
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Re: Oiling the chain on long rides/after rain

Post by linehand » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:57 pm

I rarely tour alone so I usually stand on the left side and pull the bike over onto the side stand so the rear wheel comes off the ground and then have a buddy hose the chain down while spinning the wheel.

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Re: Oiling the chain on long rides/after rain

Post by Aussie Dave » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:45 am

Cheers Mr linehand....from Aus. A mate of mine was doing that with his Diavel.....until the side stand broke!

He had to finish his trip by leaning his Ducati against walls (handlebar end) as the side stand was a tad short.

I was thinking of a Tutoro automatic oiler - the simplest and best priced system......but I think now I'll use some Motul 'Chain Paste'.........like a tooth brush with chain grease - just squeeze and brush on........home lubes are easy as I have the La Corsa s/s rear stand......and soon will have the matching front heatstock stand, though I'd have to say the stands on the "Carpimoto" website look alarmingly similar to 'orange' KTM power parts stands ($350Aus) for a fraction of the price ($99 Euro if I remember correctly). :)
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Re: Oiling the chain on long rides/after rain

Post by Bruce Wayne » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:48 am

A mate of mine was doing that with his Diavel.....until the side stand broke!
I've never heard of that happening before, will avoid that approach on the GT then. Not a great thing to do in the middle of a tour.

Reminds me of the time someone's Suzuki Bandit had it's clutch sensor die about 1,500km from home. It prevented the starter from working so push starts for him all the way back.

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Re: Oiling the chain on long rides/after rain

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:58 am

Cheers Batman.......it happened......and I agree, the Kat's sidestand looks a bit slim.....I winced when a mate of mine had to have a sit on the GT......and he was a tad short in the leg length to do the normal 'leg over' mount up - he had to stand on the peg and get on 'like a horse' style and I saw my life flash in front of my eyes as the side stand seemed to flex.......maybe I was just too nervous (brand new bike)......but the Kat's side stand is no way as strong as the Caponord 1200's side stand - which I often used for mounting the horse, especially with panniers on!

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Ahha....found the edit button.... :lol: ......bought a tube of Motul Chain Paste today......never used this stuff B4, so will try it on the next ride and report......though I expect it to be good and easy to apply without spraying everything except the chain... ;) :lol:
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Re: Oiling the chain on long rides/after rain

Post by Aussie Dave » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:49 am

Yep.... it works......the Motul chain paste (looks like a toothpaste tube with a big hairy brush at the end) works well and is easy to apply.....does require shifting the GT back a few short rolls while slapping the paste on all exposed chain sections.....but it works it's way around so even if you miss a few rollers it will lube the chain.

I will still spray my Castrol chain lube on at home/day rides.....but the Motul paste is one cheap and effective solution while on tour...

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Re: Oiling the chain on long rides/after rain

Post by J biker » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:32 pm

Motul chain paste...not seen that here, but sounds useful for upcoming tour. Must be more careful than last time with tubes when on tour. Savlon and Colgate minty fresh, must not mix them up again!

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Re: Oiling the chain on long rides/after rain

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:36 am

:lol: :lol: You'll only ever use chain paste once (to clean teeth) and won't make that error again...... :lol:

Ps It sells in Aus for $20bucks.....so in USD that would be....??...what $15...way more simple than trying to fit an oiler system (which would be great except for the fitting and oiling part).

Cheers.....Ps it is a black tube with Motul, chain paste, and C5 on the front side.....and is 150ml/143gms.....like a fat tube of colgate toothpaste with a chunky cover over the brush..... ;)
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