Chain Talk

Why lubricate chains?

Regular lubrication using a product that both lubricates and protects your chains can significantly extend their life, reducing costs for maintenance and replacements. The right lubricant creates a protective film between moving bearing components to prevent metal-to-metal contact, reduce friction and eliminate wear. Aside from this, the lubricant also protects the chains against corrosion and seals them against dust, dirt and water to prevent rust from forming.

Choosing the right lube

Most commercial products are not intended to penetrate the O-ring, which usually requires a different lube from non-O-rings. Using a product such as Mototek Chain Lube is an effective and efficient way to achieve optimum chain performance, regardless of the type of chain. It lubricates, protects and does not fly off – the lubricant stays on chains during actual use, and not on the body that you may have just washed or waxed.

So how do you actually lubricate chains? Follow our simple two-step guide and you're ready to go!


  1. Clean your chains
    • To prevent build-up on your chains, first clean them by removing the existing lubricant using a degreaser. Thoroughly cover the floor with newspapers to collect grease. Spray the degreaser on the chain until lubricant or grease falls off. Let chains dry before applying lubricant.
  2. Lubricate
    • While spraying, it is advisable to use the red extension tube that comes with your Mototek Chain Lube so as to directly apply it on the chains and reduce waste. Spray in between rings so the lubricant can deeply penetrate the chain. Do not apply too much as excess will be wasted once in motion.