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motorcycle shops south of Calafate

Hi all, slowly running out of chain oil - any hints where I can get some (of a decent quality) south of Calafate? (heading for Torres del Paine, then to Ushuaia). Thanks heaps in advance! Winne
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Hi Winnie;I use gear oil.Seems to work as well as any and recommended by leading sprocket and chain supplier here in Australia.
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Gear oil is fine.
Use NO OIL on your chain off road.
Clean chain with Diesel and leave it.

on pavement 90 weight gear oil is an
ideal chain lube. Clean chain everyday
and re-oil lightly.

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I always use Automatic Transmission Fluid, (ATF), even in the Scottoiler. Wonderful, cheap, and available everywhere.
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Very nice Motorcycle shop in Ushuaia, Can't remember name but up the hill from the main drag. I would expect one in Punta Arenas, but didn't need anything then!
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Yes,transmision oil as stated in my "owners manual" from my XR 650.I use it since day 1.
Best choice.I have my small plastic bottle with a pointed nose for dosification on the road.
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Hi all
thanks a lot for your answers! Quite some new information to me. So I´ll find out what transmission oil means in spanish and get some! :-)
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Getriebeöl= aceite de transmisión
SAE 140 from YPF REPSOL.
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