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    • #48701
      Bob Spedding
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      I have read so many different things to use for chain lube that it is all confusing.  Is it pretty much just personal opinion or is there REALLY ONE product that is the best?  We are running a Yamaha KT100 4-hole can.

      Thank you!

    • #48737
      FREDDY SANDOVAL
      Participant

      I use maxima chain wax, and it works ok, but it’s a pain in the but to clean up afterwards.

      Motul and triflo make an awesome product that works very well

      http://www.accelerationkarting.com/search.aspx?find=chain+lube

      This little guy works wonders, and it’s guey http://www.tsracing.com/store/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Product_ID=487&CATID=7

    • #48743
      Ted Hamilton
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      Xeramic.  Available from UK.

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    • #48744
      TJ Koyen
      Moderator

      +1 to Xeramic. Switched to it years ago and have never had issues with it. Super good stuff.

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    • #48750
      Walt Gifford
      Participant

      You can use anything that’s made for racing or motorcycle chain.

      I clean my rear gear and chain between track sessions then spray on some thin liquidy chain oil then use some thick Burris chain oil on the inside rollers of the chain then spin for the spider web effect.

      I’ve also used sticky Maxima chain wax by itself between sessions. The trick to cleaning it off is to spray a little bit of carb or brake cleaner and it wipes right off. Don’t hose your chain with cleaner or you’ll wash the lube right out of the rollers.

      Gif

      FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
      Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
      Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
      41 years karting experience

    • #48869
      Mark Dismore Jr.
      Participant

      Xeramic is the best all-around chain spray I have found. You can buy it in the US, no need to try and import any from the UK.

    • #48906
      Ted Hamilton
      Participant

      True… I think “the majors” in online kart parts carry it.

      Xeramic makes a 2-cycle cylinder treatment with funny disclaimers too….basically to the effect of “don’t breathe it or you’ll die.  Don’t let your neighbor breathe it or they’ll die.  Don’t let your dog breathe it or it’ll die.  In fact, just don’t breathe while using it.”  It might be even as bad as 4-cycle dirt tire preps!  LOL  I wonder if the EPA has banned import of it since we found it circa 2001…

      I’m down to my last can of Xeramic chain lube, so time to look up Comet, Russell, et. al. and find a US source…  in ’01 there weren’t as many Stateside, IIRC.

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    • #48908
      Ted Hamilton
      Participant

      Fantastico!

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XERAMIC-TRATTAMENTO-CERAMICO-MOTORI-2T-tempi-Kart-moto-ENGINE-TREATMENT-2-STROKE-/331214561512

      IIRC, it created a heavy dense fog that wafted through the backyard and covered the next 2-3 neighbors yards too, slowly dissipating over the 15 minute runtime it required, or something like that…

       

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    • #48911
      Walt Gifford
      Participant

      lol, I actually have some of that I’ve never used.

      Gif

      FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
      Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
      Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
      41 years karting experience

    • #49091
      Greg Wright
      Participant

      I believe that most kart shops carry xeramic chain lube, mine does.

      Greg Wright
      Rapid Racing Inc.
      Vintage B-Stock Pilot
      "When in doubt Gas it, It won't help but it ends the suspense."

    • #49735
      Mark Traylor
      Participant

      Holeshot Drive systems (AJ Whistler) recommends very highly Alisyn synthetic chain lube.   It is great.  it is a high quality synthetic grease dissovled into an volatile.  So it sprays on and wicks in then the volatile evaporates and leaves the grease in place.   best thing is the exact same lube is also sold at home depot under a product name “Clopay Synthetic Garage Door Chain Lube” for about $6 a can  Also at Lowes as “Genie Synthetic Garage Door Chain Lube” at about the same price.   It really is the same stuff, it is a great product, easily available at a reasonable price.

    • #50534
      Rick McClure
      Participant

      We’ll after reading this topic I picked up a can of xeramic from comet and used it the past weekend at the track. It was great like it a lot better than chain wax. Thanks a lot for people response.

    • #61564
      Bob Spedding
      Participant

      Hey guys, I wanted to revisit this subject as I can’t find any Xeramic in the US. To expensive to ship from outside the US. Going through CometkartSales it looks like their top two are either:  Motul Chain Lube Spray or Blendzall 500 chain lube spray.  The Tri-Flo says its not recommended for chains.  https://cometkartsales.com/Chain-Lube/

      Is one of these better than the other??  Or if someone can point me to the Xeramic in the US that would be great.

      Thanks guys!

       

       

    • #61601
      Morgan Schuler
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