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Re: Grease in timing cover for dynamo chain ?
« Reply #30 on: 04.10. 2012 16:33 »
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Going to try to source "Rechies" in the real ale pubs in Preston over weekend ..Ill let You know !
Sounds interesting ? Been sampling "Rouschbeer" ? lately ..has a smokey bacon taste .
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Re: Grease in timing cover for dynamo chain ?
« Reply #31 on: 04.10. 2012 22:23 »
Anybody in for an "Old Speckled Hen"? wink2

I have a dab of Castrol LM grease in the timing cover, but find it to heavy, as it is actually a bearing grease. It has a tendency to stick where it's been thrown.
I am thinking of using an EP 0 grease, which is a semi liquid grease, and can be found at any supplier of oils and greases. It's thick enough to hold up for the time you need to close the cover.
It penetrates well, and if left standing, will sink nicely to the bottom again. This type of grease is mainly used in machines, but I reckon it should work well in a BSA timing case.

Regarding the Renolds chain, I was wondering if they really are of lesser quality, or are we all getting older and start to suffer the "it used to be better in the old days" syndrome........?*dunno*
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Re: Grease in timing cover for dynamo chain ?
« Reply #32 on: 05.10. 2012 10:46 »
Sadly I think Renolds is no longer made in the UK. DID and IWIS are good makes but I don't know if they do a size for the dynamo chain.
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Re: Grease in timing cover for dynamo chain ?
« Reply #33 on: 05.10. 2012 14:03 »
yes , that could be the reason but also I'm sure that there are different variants of there chain, I know in the 70's that a guy I worked for used to get reynolds chain which was intended for machines same size ,5/8 x 3/8, but was considerably cheaper and boy it wore out in weeks ,trouble we had and never sold it again.BobH
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Re: Grease in timing cover for dynamo chain ?
« Reply #34 on: 05.10. 2012 19:28 »
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Putoline (German I think ) make a chain wax much the same as Link-Life, I have a tin that I bought many moons ago for £7.00 UK, can't say what it's like as I haven't replaced a chain yet, it's my intention to have new chains on and treat the old one with the wax ready to swap around.

Bill,

Do not wait for the old chain to wear out, replace it with the new one NOW.
Clean up the old chain properly then grease it and swap them over again when you do the next tune up.
better still is to get a third chain and do a 3 chain swap.
Chains are a lot cheaper than sprockets and a whole lot easier to replace
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Re: Grease in timing cover for dynamo chain ?
« Reply #35 on: 10.10. 2012 23:31 »
I've greased my dynamo chain today. I used Castrol Spheerol EPL2. See link below. 400gm for £2.52; it was on special offer as well!

http://www.cromwell.co.uk/CST7407900CEq

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