@Wildrat.... really digging the wax/Lamp O lube..... but man, when it needs lube, it needs it in a hurry LOL. Went riding and out of no where so it seemed my shifting went to pot and things got louder like flicking a switch. Went home and checked my log and yup....130 miles since the last lube. Lubed it up and good to go.
I rewatched the videos and will have to check my mix, I might need to add a dash more lamp oil. I ride in dry conditions with the occasional small drainage area crossing. BUT it has been very, very dry here lately and very dusty. Two rides and the bike is covered. But I leave my chain in for a couple hours usually at a minimum. I have a wear guage, and it is still well within the good range. I think it has about 550~ miles on it, it is a SRAM GX Eagle chain.Is the bike going through a lot of water/mud/dirt?
I do mine every third ride/every week, which is usually about 150-160 miles.
Do you have enough wax in your oil?
I know I can ride in the rain and these filthy roads down here and my chain repels most of it.
How long are you leaving the chain in the wax bath? Mine stays in anywhere from around 4-6 hours and sometimes overnight if I forget about it.
Do you have a chain wear gauge? Next time you change your chain you should try a SRAM PC-1130. You can get them for around 18-22 bucks.
I've had Shimano, and KMC chains. They do not wear good and the shifting was not smooth. I tried the inexpensive SRAM chain and it's what I will use from now on.