More than ever, because of the retro styling trend, many custom bikes use a final chain drive. A majority of these chains suffer unnecessarily short lives because of the method or the product with which they are lubricated. A good penetrating-type chain lubricant must displace water, but also clean dirt and wear metals out of the pins of the chain and off of the sprockets. It is essentially an oil change for the chain.
Spectro, one of the world’s foremost manufacturers and packagers of quality specialty lubricants just released a new product called Z-Clean Chain Lube. The letter Z stands for a unique zinc formulation offering superior chain lubrication. The company states that it’s a dramatically effective new chain lube that does more of what you want done, and less of what you don’t. The zinc formulation of Z-Clean does not attract dirt, sand or grit, and so will not fling off when used as directed. It provides unsurpassed anti-wear protection, resulting in longer chain and sprocket life. Z-Clean Chain Lube is suitable for O-ring and roller type chains, both for on-road and off-road use. Spectro Intercontinental Lubricants Corp.