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ksanbon said:
I'm thinking about trying it because it lasts longer and stays cleaner. Can you think of reasons why it won't work?

There are differnt types if motorcyle chain lube. Some are the dry waxy stuff, that's mixed with a solvent so it can be sprayed on.

Motorcycle chains are a lot different than bike chains. Most are o-ring sealed with grease around the pins. Bike chains have no seals to keep dirt out or the lube in.
 

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Three operating differences between motorcycle chains and bicycle chains, not counting the O-ring seals on many motorcycle chains.

1- motorcycle chains run hotter
2- motorcycle chains run faster
3- motorcycle chains run in a fixed length closed loop, as opposed to the lightly spring idlers on a derailleur bicycle.

All three make a difference in optimizing a chain lube. That's not to say that MC lube wouldn't work on bicycles, just not as well as one balanced to the specific needs of a bicycle chain.

BTW- don't think that there's one perfect answer in the motorcycle world, any more than in the bicycle world. Motorcycle riders have the same quasi-religious debates about best chain lube as we do.
 

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Most motorcycle chain lubes are sticky, so they won't be flung off at the high speeds that a motorcycle chain can travel at. But a bicycle doesn't need that, and the sticky lubes pick up dirt that you also don't need.
 
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