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5/25/2018 11:22 AM

3-in-1 Oil

Chains, Filters, Pre-mix


5/25/2018 11:38 AM

newmann wrote:

Any of you ever use this on a chain?


Used to use that stuff when I raced BMX in the 80's. It was the shit back then.


5/25/2018 11:39 AM

colintrax wrote:

You forgot to make this a poll



Die Antwoord

5/25/2018 1:09 PM

Power washing probably won’t flush out the “grease” either.


5/25/2018 1:48 PM

looks good


5/25/2018 2:30 PM

I use GT85 rather than WD40. I only use it after I've cleaned my bike on my chain, footpeg mounts, shifter etc to keep water out. Maybe spray a little down my clutch cable during ride day. Other than that I barely use it.


I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure.

5/25/2018 2:45 PM


Wd40.. It's all I use. I might as well have a restraining order against chain wax.

Chain wax is the nastiest shit ever #NeverForget #NeverAgain


"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

5/25/2018 2:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/25/2018 2:51 PM

Used it when I rode proper sand tracks, it didn’t hold the sand like normal chain lubes. I think there is a different type of lithium based wd 40 now that would probably work better.

A ‘chain bake’ is great to do after a few rides although can get a bit messy.


5/25/2018 3:00 PM

WD40 and what I use it for.....

1.) After washing the bike up , I can hit certain areas with it and a soft nylon brush....can remove the stains out of just about anything.

2.) Mist over my raw Scalvini pipe , scrub lightly and wipe off the majority of it......keeps it looking sweet.

3.) real light mist over the entire engine , which helps mud and so forth NOT stick to the motor on the next ride.

4.) Use the big can of wd40 and blast my chain after every wash to help clean it out.

Back on my first point.....with some elbow grease , WD40 can clean up engine case , carbs , porous clamps , brakes and so forth to about brand new. Love this stuff.


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5/25/2018 3:23 PM

I'll never forget the time I sprayed down a bare metal pipe with it. I let it sit out on my driveway and two little old ladies came walking by. As they walked past I heard one of them comment " My .... what a nice cologne that young man is wearing".

laughing laughing


5/25/2018 3:42 PM

I use to ride with this kid, and his dad would use old motor oil for chain lube lol. Kid was decently fast as well


5/25/2018 5:21 PM

I know an ex- national champ here in Japan that only uses chainsaw oil to lube his chain.


"Nothing happens until something moves"

5/25/2018 6:38 PM

MXD wrote:

You shouldn't lube your chain with WD-40. WD-40 is basically a cleaner, not a lubricant. On a chain it will heat up too ...more

23 years of wd40 and a hell of alot of Moto with long lasting chains makes me think that what you wrote is mostly bullshit. Just my opinion.


5/25/2018 6:52 PM

I wish I invented WD-40!


5/25/2018 6:52 PM

mx317: You must be as old as I am , because I remember that "Chain Lube Shootout from about 1978 in Dirt Bike Magazine!!!


5/25/2018 6:58 PM

I saw a guy pissing on his chain...should i start doing it too?


5/25/2018 7:21 PM

tempura wrote:

I know an ex- national champ here in Japan that only uses chainsaw oil to lube his chain.

Actually one of the best chain lubes you can use. Just not very practical. They even sell oil drip, auto lubers for street bikes that work amazing!


5/25/2018 8:23 PM

I had a ‘78 RM 80 with drum brakes. I was cleaning it up in the garage and took the rear axle out (for the first time ever) and saw all the rusty mess in there, so I detailed the front and rear brakes with WD-40 and greased the axles. Proud of myself for getting all that rust out of the brakes. Lolololol

I about took out a whole family in the pits the next time I rode it. Haha I was young and first bike. A learning lesson. The guy next to us, sprayed them with brake cleaner and lit them on fire. I raced that night and never changed the brakes after that. But they never worked very well either. Lol


5/25/2018 8:47 PM

Crisp BRAAAP! wrote:

I used to use lube but found it attracted more dirt and created its own gunk. WD40 only for me. After washing, immediately ...more



5/26/2018 4:04 AM

race wrote:

I'll never forget the time I sprayed down a bare metal pipe with it. I let it sit out on my driveway and two little old ladies ...more

proof right there that the ladies of any age love 2-strokes and a lubed cone pipe


5/26/2018 6:11 AM

I used WD-40 branded Gel based chain lube good stuff Photo


2009 RMZ 250 (sold)
2004 LTZ 400

5/26/2018 7:34 AM

I use white lithium grease.


5/26/2018 7:42 AM


"A rule is a rule and without rules, there is Chaos"....Cosmo Kramer

5/26/2018 7:54 AM

Nobody uses good ol' Castrol graphite chain lube any more?


I don't get out very regularly any more, but that's all I've used, like, for decades now.

Maybe with a WD40 pre-spray/pre-clean if it's wet and/or very dirty.



5/26/2018 8:53 AM

I use it in the chain & my exhaust to stop them rusting after washing the bike, also on the footpegs, gear lever then spray some onto a cloth to dry the bike after. Never spray it the the rubber casing that covers the throttle as over time it will make it bubble & go baggy.


5/26/2018 9:05 AM

Guys that used WD40 as a lube or metal preservative in firearms find that it gums up and can make a firing pin drag enough to cause misfires and cause triggers to drag and stick. I always liked Belray 6 in 1 for general lubing. I will use WD40 once in a while for small degreasing jobs if I don't have mineral spirits at hand. WD40 has it's place but for me it is a very narrow window.


The older I get, the faster I was.

5/26/2018 11:17 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

I do Legs and Back and then hand start my pan-head, ride home, spray my dirt-bike down with “WP40” ...It’s got what ...more

Idiocracy, best movie ever. More of a documentary now a days unfortunately, but great entertainment nonetheless


5/26/2018 12:22 PM

I wouldn't use WD-40 for chain lube.

But it does have lots of other uses.



5/26/2018 8:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/27/2018 4:40 AM

WD-40 is not a good motorcycle chain lube. Just review the SDS sheet and look up the CAS numbers listed. 4 of the 5 ingredients In WD-40 are derived from mineral oil. Mineral oil for a lubricant is terrible. Zero load and heat carrying capabilities. It works well for household use, bicycle chains, sliding glass doors, hinges etc. As a motorcycle chain lube? Your MMV, but I would use something designed for motorcycle chains....


"Hope is not a strategy"

5/26/2018 10:04 PM

O ring or x ring that s all I use .as the chain is sealed . But normal chain I would nt use wd 40 .you need something sticky .