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Old 02-26-2010, 12:13 PM   #41
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that stuff is going to fling like a and durty up that rim (at least it did all the times when i used it) my .02
I used this lube for over 30,0000 miles and never had it fling one single time. Reading directions on label will help product work as intended. There is some type of dispersant that lets lube spray out of can. If you ride bike before dispersant evaporates it will fling. If you let it sit as the instructions recommend, the product will work as advertised....imagine that
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I used this lube for over 30,0000 miles and never had it fling one single time. Reading directions on label will help product work as intended. There is some type of dispersant that lets lube spray out of can. If you ride bike before dispersant evaporates it will fling. If you let it sit as the instructions recommend, the product will work as advertised....imagine that
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:13 PM   #43
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So wouldnt it be easier for someone lazy [like me] to add an extra 2 mins everytime I "service" the chain instead of just cleaning with wd40 and having to do it 3 times every 1k miles?
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:51 PM   #44
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So wouldnt it be easier for someone lazy [like me] to add an extra 2 mins everytime I "service" the chain instead of just cleaning with wd40 and having to do it 3 times every 1k miles?
It doesn't have to be done quite that often.
Mostly what I trying to do is let people know that O-ring type chains don't really require lube.
What they require is cleaning and protection from rust. However you accomplish that is great.
Many of the products out there leave behind a sticky film that attracts grit and in the case of chain wax, over time, it builds up a residue that can be kind of a pain to remove. It should be used sparingly.
I have found that WD-40 will clean the chain pretty well. Spray it on while spinning the tire. Then use a rag or thick paper shop towel to wipe it off. Be sure to clean the sprocket too.
Wipe off as much as you can and you're done. It leaves a thin protective film that is dry enough not to collect grit or sling off and repels water well enough to prevent rust.

If others want to use chain lube that's fine, just don't overdo it, all will be well.
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WD-40 as a cleaning agent is horrible... WD-40 over time will kill the O-rings in the chain. Been discussed in almost every motorcycle forum I have ever visited. Just use Kerosene in a spray bottle... works better and the o-rings won't deteriorate.
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...... but when i have problems being able to screw other things i normally tie them up and lube the out of it. dont be afraid do get rough with it. if you cant handle it with the tool you have maybe the task is to hard for you. in which case if could be time for some tag team action and maybe even a foursome...
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WD-40 as a cleaning agent is horrible... WD-40 over time will kill the O-rings in the chain. Been discussed in almost every motorcycle forum I have ever visited. Just use Kerosene in a spray bottle... works better and the o-rings won't deteriorate.
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OH CHIT! here we go!
Lol you are right but I guess I will jump in anyway.

WD-40 will NOT hurt the O-rings. The are petroleum resistant O-rings ( so the grease in the chain links won't hurt them). I been doin this a long time, so please don't post up urban legends.
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WD-40 will NOT hurt the O-rings. The are petroleum resistant O-rings ( so the grease in the chain links won't hurt them). I been doin this a long time, so please don't post up urban legends.
but they read it on the internet so it must be true
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WD40 is a solvent based water dispersant
it's good at cleaning chains
it does NOT lubricate them and contrary to some of the stuff you're reading here, if liberally applied it does more harm than good.

O and X ring chains require cleaning and lubricating
After a ride, pop the bike onto a paddock stand, apply a good quality chain lube to the insideof the links as the wheel is turned by hand.
not too much and wipe off any excess.
the next time you ride centrifugal forces will drive the lubricant through the rivets and plates with minimal fling!!

read the last paragraph (limitations and exclusions) on DID's website who know a thing or two about drive chains
http://www.didchain.com/warranty.htm
V11 use of a non-recommended lubricant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that's gotta tell you right there that the ****er NEEDS lubing
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:16 PM   #50
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I dont remember what the stuff I use is called(having a brain fart today) but I got it at Motorcycles Unlimited.. I beleive its chain wax(goes on as a liquid and turns white). The stuff from the autoparts store is garbage. It will make a huge mess as it slings off EVERYWHERE
wax is the way to go
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:32 PM   #51
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WD40 to clean and Belray to lube. Patrick does an awesome class on Basic Bike Maintenance. He will show you the techniques on chain maintenance among other things. Sign up the next time he offers it.
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yeah, where is patrick on this subject?

i bet he would say just use wd40 (water dispersant) to lube the chain... not!
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ill echo the WD-40 to clean, then use PJ1 blue label chain lube.
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