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Old 06-16-2010, 06:33 AM   #1
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I think it up my O-rings. I used this exclusively on my chain and followed the directions exactly. The O-rings started coming apart before I had 7,000 miles on the chain.
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that sucks, I would contact motul!!!


all it takes to clean and lube chain right n good is a can of wd40, a rag, and chain lube, spray wd40 onto rag and start scrubbing chain till it's all clean. then lube from inside out and adjust chain and that's it.
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Sorry to hear that. Hopefully they'll do something about it.
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they aren't gonna pay a dime to replace the chain, they either don't have a warrenty that says anything about chain replacement or they'll say you did something wrong. lesson learned, motul chain cleaner sux(or you used it wrong or too much)
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they aren't gonna pay a dime to replace the chain, they either don't have a warrenty that says anything about chain replacement or they'll say you did something wrong. lesson learned, motul chain cleaner sux(or you used it wrong or too much)
Like I said, I followed the directions exactly. Cleaned the chain every 600 miles (they recommend every 1000 kilometers or 621 miles) and wiped the product off with a clean cotton rag
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that sucks, I would contact motul!!!


all it takes to clean and lube chain right n good is a can of wd40, a rag, and chain lube, spray wd40 onto rag and start scrubbing chain till it's all clean. then lube from inside out and adjust chain and that's it.
+1 on wd.
but i've been scrubbbing with a plastic brush. waste of time?
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There is no harm in contacting them though. They would likely blame either the bike, Honda, or your lube.

OR they would be gracious and do something about it.
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There is no harm in contacting them though. They would likely blame either the bike, Honda, or your lube.

OR they would be gracious and do something about it.
They're a French company. I sent an email. They'll probably reply with " American"
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or it'll bein french saying something like jackass american arrogant sob thinks we give a aout his chain that our cleaner ate the friggin o-rings out of, now he wants us to do something about it, I mean after all we saved the americans during ww2 what the fukk else do you yank mo fo's want from us to screw your wives and girlfriends cause you pp is too short???
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...hope things work out for ya....

scared me and i had to go check what i use...i use motorex.
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kerosene + grungebrush = win
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WD40 + grungebrush works for me.
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that sucks, Motul eh
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that's exactly what I do...minus adjusting the chain. No need to get fancy with it.



Patrick told me at the Basic Maintance class not to use the brush, (someone correct me if I'm wrong) something about it pushing some of the grit & grim into the links of the chain...I stopped using the brush after he told me that, & just use a rag, WD40 & some elbow grease.
I remember Patrick saying something about possibly damaging the O rings with a brush.
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I clean my chain 1 link at a time waxxx I used to use a special chemical from Cycle Gear but now I use WD40 like everyone else...who cares if it's too strong and breaks down the o/x ring seals. will get replaced in 10-15k mi anway shrug

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I clean my chain 1 link at a time waxxx I used to use a special chemical from Cycle Gear but now I use WD40 like everyone else...who cares if it's too strong and breaks down the o/x ring seals. will get replaced in 10-15k mi anway shrug

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Patrick inspected and recommended that I replace my chain and it had less than 7,000 miles on it
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Patrick inspected and recommended that I replace my chain and it had less than 7,000 miles on it
My 1st OEM chain went out at 9k mi and I didn't clean or lube it for 5k mi. For your chain to be ruined at 7k could be a number of things - bad sprockets, bad maintenance (not just cleaning/lubing, but adjusting), the way you ride, the quality of the chain...

But if you think it's Motul's fault, be a patriot and kick Martin in the nuts balzz

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My 1st OEM chain went out at 9k mi and I didn't clean or lube it for 5k mi. For your chain to be ruined at 7k could be a number of things - bad sprockets, bad maintenance (not just cleaning/lubing, but adjusting), the way you ride, the quality of the chain...

But if you think it's Motul's fault, be a patriot and kick Martin in the nuts balzz

It's a brand new bike and the Patrick said the sprockets looked good. Problem was not from lack of maintenance or extreme riding, that's for sure. The bike was manufactured on 1/09 but purchased new on 1/10. Patrick didn't think that the bike sitting on a show room floor for a year would affect the O-rings
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I'm really liking the dupont teflon dry wax lubricant that you can get at Lowes for $3 in a aerosol can. Cleans and lubricates. I apply it twice as often as the thick stuff but it's no mess, it doesnt get everywhere and it's easy to apply and cleanup if you do get a little on your wheel or something. Chain looks great so far, but I've only been using it for 3K miles. Other people I know use it exclusively with great results.

There's so many variables as to why your chain wore out prematurely it's gonna be impossible to nail motul for this IMHO.
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Wd40 and a rag works fine for me as far as cleaning the chain, the white can (pj1 i believe) with the white spray wax/lube works wonders and WONT fling off if used as directed.
On the last bike that laid down about 185@ the wheel and was a daily driver/fun bike/saw track a few times, I religiously cleaned/lubed the chain and only adjusted it ONCE within 8k miles, the chain looked new, sprockets looked great, I figure it would have lasted 10-12k miles, but we will never know.
Its all in the brand of chain/maintenence/riding style/etc as to how long the chain will last.
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