Grease As A Chain Lube
Washed the KLR this morning for the first time in a year. While I was at it, I also gave the chain a really good scrubbing/degreasing.
After seeing a tube of it sitting on top of my cabinet, I decided to re-lube the chain with some Mobil 1 Synthetic grease, lovingly caressed with my bare hand onto all surfaces of the chain, leaving a thin, but adequate layer of protection.
I've been using chainsaw bar oil, also applied with my bare hand.
I'm curious to see how well the grease performs. I figure it will fling off like the bar oil but will maybe remain on the chain longer. I've never used grease on a motorcycle chain before.
Anybody see anything detrimental about using it? It's designed to work with rubber bearing seals and boots, so don't see why it would hurt the chain o-rings. It doesn't "flow" like oil, but I spent 10 minutes hand-rubbing it on and figure once it heats up a little bit, it should coat everything I might have missed. Or, perhaps I'm wrong?
Disclaimer: Not responsible if this turns into a "You Should Only Use This As A Chain Lube" thread.