Good info and good articles in your links Jeff.
I’ve been using the Dupont Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant as a chain lube on my O-ring chain for a while now (since I read that review). It seems to be doing a good job so far, with 33,000 miles and counting, on the original chain. I buy mine at Ace Hardware.
Other aerosol chain lubes I’ve used stay sticky and attract road grit to the chain. The grit mixes with the lube to make a grinding paste (which is pretty much the opposite of what a chain lube’s supposed to do for your chain). The Dupont lube however, dries non-sticky and doesn’t get gritty on the chain, so is great in that respect. It doesn’t fling-off much either (like some of the others do).
Like other aerosols, the Dupont is very wasteful though, as much of it ends up in the pizza box underneath rather than on the chain when being applied; even (or seemingly especially) when I use the little red straw with it.
Breathing in the fumes/vapors from aerosol lubes is almost certainly not beneficial to your health either.
A cheaper, no waste, alternative which also works well is plain old heavy gear oil, 80 or 90 weight, painted onto the chain with a half-inch paint brush. In fact, that’s what Suzuki recommends in my GSX650F’s owner’s manual.
It takes longer to apply, will fling a bit, and might wash off some in the rain, but I use it during the non-rainy parts of the year here in NorCal. It doesn’t attract grit either.
I’ve also heard people recommending chain saw oil on motorcycle chains. I tried that as it’s supposed to have additives that make it stick to the chain. Oddly enough though, it flung-off more than the gear oil, so I quickly went back to using the gear oil.
Anyway, the main thing is that you do lube your chain regularly, not so much what you lube it with.