Tuesday, April 22, 2014
How to Lube the Chain on a Harley.
How to Lube the Chain on a Harley. There is a right way to do Harley (motorcycle) maintenance and a wrong way. Maintenance on a motorcycle is critical and is much more a safety factor than with a car. When using a lube to oil the chain on a motorcycle, use a lube that is designed not to fly off the chain and also will resist water. I use a heavy-duty O-ring chain on this Harley Sportster because it requires less maintenance than the standard chains but it still requires some lube from time to time. When lubing (oiling) the chain on a motorcycle spray the Inside of the chain and also spray the chain in a direction away from the rear tire. I've seen people get oil on the tire and douse the outside of the chain with so much oil that oil gets on the rear tire. You definitely don't want to do that.