For my chain I've been using I've been using Phil WoodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Tenacious Oil for for over 20 years now. It sticks to the chain
in the rain and the muck and I only have to reapply ever couple of months (more in winter). If you use too much, some
will fly all over, but then what's left stays on well. I don't know how this stuff would work on winter salt roads.
Affliction wrote:Turns rust black? Sounds familiar.....
Yep, sounds familiar, but I'm committed to try the ACF-50 now. It's already ordered.
I'll post my review as soon as I try it for a while.
Now for Internal Motor Fun
I just opened my 8-Fun Bafang SWXH Hub that's been sealed up and on the road for about six months.
The last couple months here have been like constant rain and I thought it would be a mess inside.
Well I was wrong. There was hardly any corrosion at all and the synthetic grease I applied looks brand
Its pretty clear now that the motor never got nearly hot enough to liquefy the grease
I used (Castrol Syntec Multi Purpose Synthetic grease). Unfortunately I had the bike inside
by the furnace for a few days so I'm not sure if there was any water in the hub that evaporated before
I had a chance to open it up. The windings look good too, so the motor is still okay. Now I suspect my
controller was causing my bike dying in heavy rains problem.
What kind of hub motor do you have Affliction? The Bafang looks mostly Aluminum inside. That might
explain the lack of rust. There was a bit of white Aluminum Oxide corrosion on the screw on cap, but that
was it. I made no attempt to plug the hole where the wires exit the motor through the axle on this hub.
Now its hard to tell if I really needed to order a film type protective spray or not... If there was any water
in there, I like the films property of being able to keep the water off the motor parts. Maybe I'll just do
a little hole and spray in the ACF-50 when it arrives.
Also, people have discussed on the best way to plug such a hole. I'm inclined to drill it, then use
a metal tap to thread it, then put in a machine bolt with some silicone RTV on the threads. On the other
hand, if water did not get in where the wires come out, I doubt it will get in the little hole (like you
said Affliction). Still I'll probably tap the hole an put in a bolt. ADD sucks eh?