Roller chain lube?

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Roller chain lube?

Post by Greg_Lewis » Mon May 09, 2022 2:03 pm

I've got an RMI transfer switcher that runs with roller chain between the truck axles. I've tried motorcycle chain lube and a couple of other products that are labeled as chain lube but the chains pick up dirt and crud regardless. What might you suggest for a good chain lube? THANKS!
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Re: Roller chain lube?

Post by warmstrong1955 » Mon May 09, 2022 2:19 pm

Bel Ray chain lube.
Spendy, but it drys, and stays on there longer than most. Most motorcycl shops carry it.
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Re: Roller chain lube?

Post by Greg_Lewis » Mon May 09, 2022 3:00 pm

Thanks, WArmstrong. I'll check that out.
I see you're in Northern Nevada. If you're going to the Sac meet look for me.
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Re: Roller chain lube?

Post by STRR » Mon May 09, 2022 6:54 pm

Greg,

I use Boeshield T-9 Chain Lube on the chains in our locomotive.

Good Luck,
Terry

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Re: Roller chain lube?

Post by Greg_Lewis » Mon May 09, 2022 8:32 pm

Thanks, Terry.
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