Any time you "lube" an O or X ring chain, you shorten it's life. As said earlier, all you are doing is attracting grit that wears both chain and sprokets. None of the lube actually gets past the O ring and into the chain pin, which is where the wear occurs. Keep the chain clean and dry. After washing, I spray the chain with WD-40, mosly to displace the water and keep it from rusting. It does help keep the O ring soft as well. I have a 98' WR 400 and have only replaced the chain once after a zillion miles, so it works for me.