This afternoon, I went on a long ride with a friend down A1A here in Florida (he rides a '07 Shadow 1100 Sabre). It was in the mid-70s here and sunny - perfect riding weather. Rode a total of about 200 miles over the course of maybe six hours, far and away the farthest and longest I've ridden in a single day.
Anyway, to cut to the chase, a couple days ago, I cleaned and lubed my chain. I used some spray chain degreaser to clean it, and once that was done, I used Champion Chain Lube Spray. It's white, so I assume it's lithium grease. But today, on the last leg of my trip, I noticed that my chain was squeaking, as though the lube had run dry. As soon as I got home, I applied a nice coat of synthetic motor oil to the chain, then went for a quick spin just to ascertain that this was the problem - sure enough, the squeak was gone.
So to that end, what are everyone's thoughts on using motor oil as a chain lubricant? I'm pretty sure I"m done using the lithium stuff, given how quickly it ran dry. Any particular types or brands of lube that anyone would like to wholeheartedly endorse?
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