How to lubricate the chain on the VanMoof S3 & X3

Keeping your VanMoof S3 & X3 in top condition involves regular maintenance, and lubricating the chain is an essential part of that. Regularly lubricating the drivechain helps reduce friction, noise, and wear, ensuring a smoother and more efficient riding experience. Perform this maintenance task periodically, especially if you notice any signs of dryness or increased resistance in the drivetrain.


Materials Needed

· Lubricant suitable for bike chains
· Clean piece of cloth


Step by Step Guide 

Step 1: Prepare Your Bike

  • Find a suitable space to work, and if possible, elevate your bike to make it easier to access the drivechain.

Step 2: Identify the Lubrication Points

  • Locate the area where the drivechain needs lubrication. There may be a designated access point or hole, similar to the one mentioned in the video.

Step 3: Flip the Bike

  • Carefully flip your bike upside down to access the drivechain.

Step 4: Apply Lubricant

  • Insert the lubricant nozzle into the designated access point.
  • While spraying the lubricant, simultaneously pedal backward to ensure even distribution along the entire chain.
  • Repeat this process a few times to ensure thorough lubrication.

Step 5: Clean Excess Grease

  • Use a clean piece of cloth to wipe off excess lubricant that may have accumulated on non-chain surfaces.
  • Ensure the chain is the primary recipient of the lubricant.

Step 6: Final Check

  • Rotate the pedals a few times to allow the lubricant to penetrate the chain links.

Step 7: Restore the Bike

  •  Once the chain is lubricated and excess grease is removed, carefully restore the bike to its upright position.


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