Motul C5 Chain Paste - 150ml
Customer Product Reviews
Really love this product, I've tried countless chain lubes over the year only to have to clean off the fling relentlessly (OCD) and get increasingly frustrated with the lack of products available which lubricate well in the wet British weather but also prevent rusting. I've been using Wurth High Performance wax for about 3 years but the cans don't last me long as I need to reapply regularly to keep a good coat and prevent rusting of the chain. Absolutely delighted with this product, it does the job of the Wurth wax but better! It also has no fling which is very important to me, easily visible when on the chain and ensures a proper covering, and lasts a good mileage too considering I use this bike in all weather. Very happy, won't be going back to Wurth at this rate, we'll done Motul!
Used it once but can't fault it, easy to apply, only took me a couple of minutes to do the chain, the nice thing was when I went out on the bike the next day, I got home and there was no fling! So far well impressed, will see how it fairs through the winter months.
Very good stuff!
Don't be put off by the people complaining about the brush. Whilst I can see they're point, I'm not sure how Motul would actually be able to create a 90 degree brush. What they've provided is perfect for applying it to the chain and it's not much effort to get to the other side of the chain - no more than it would be if you were using spray lube and a straw! If you don't like using the provided brush, you could just unscrew it and use whatever application method you prefer. Anyway, about the product itself. I've tried SO many lubes; dry lube, wet lube, chain wax, wd40 etc etc. So far, this is my favourite. What I don't understand is why there is no fling?! It sticks to the chain like glue but also resists dirt. I like it, a lot. Also, from a economical aspect, it's about the same price as a tin of dry lube but it will last a lot longer! One of these tubs will certainly last a season. Do not be concerned by the size of the tub, which is actually bigger than I expected. To help you understand my situation, I have a 1290 Superduke R and will probably do between 7-9k miles in a season.
Great alternative to spray-ons
I commute all year round 250+ miles per week, clean and re-lube the chain at least every 2 weeks, and can easily say the paste is great. Don't be fooled by a small package - it's very efficient when applying (especially after a good clean and rinse first - easy to see where you applied and where missed). So far a tube seems as long-lasting as a 400ml spray-on lube. Small enough to take in for longer touring, too! Would have been 6 stars if the brush was at 90 degrees angle, but still good as is.
In my opinion as good as and maybe a bit better than the factory line. Much less fling and no waste on application, nothing wrong with the application brush provided but I use a small piece of sponge that I feel does a better job. Maybe a little expensive at first glance in comparison quantity wise but easy to control exactly how much you use and where it goes. After using this I doubt I'll use the spray on variety again and if you are such inclined you could even stash this easily for travelling for use on the road.
Cleaned my chain then applied this paste. It's nice an thick goes on white so you can see where you have missed. Stays on too. Doesn't fling off. Doesn't leave the chain looking all sparkly and shiny due to it not be like an oil but def protects and lubes it which is the main reason I bought it.
I have a MT07 with a chain that requires maintenance on a daily basis in the winter. Otherwise it sounds like a bag of spanners. And after a winter that has gone on far to long I have finally found a product that actually lasts longer than one down pour. Easy to apply and a little goes a long way and it makes the ride smoother. I will definitely use this from now on. No more sprays that's for sure.
Easy and handy
Great product, the brush makes it easy to apply, so far looks like its doing a good job. My chain was starting to get a few rust marks, which disappeared after a good clean and a good spread of this on top. Been to London and back from Bristol, my chain looks all good !
Seems to work, easy to apply
Seems like a sensible product to me. Time will tell, but it's easy enough to apply (I found the brush fine) and stays on for a while, visibly at least, presumably in reality for longer. Particularly when the roads are wet and salty this seems a good solution to me. Quick easy delivery and best price from SBS.