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Old 10-22-2010, 03:14 PM   #1
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Post Suggestions: Brake fluid And chain repairs

I wanted to get some tips on changing my front brake fluid. I have never done it but I am pretty good with cars and repairs. If anyone can give some tips or suggestion with the fluid and or should I take it in to have it replaced.

I also I wanted to clean my chain any ideas on what I should do to clean it and how.

Thank everyone suggestion and advice will be considered.

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i typically use wd40 to clean the chain with my grunge brush and wipe it all down and clean. then i just spray some lube on it.
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You can either slowly bleed the system through adding a little at a time till it comes out clear at the bleeder using a short section of tubing into a can to catch the overflow, or you can use a Mitey-Vac or similar brake bleeding tool and suck the fluid through the lines.
As far as cleaning the chain, I use WD40 on a rag and clean off the debris and then use Bel Ray chain lube to lube with.
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:30 PM   #4
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Just do what patrick says lol

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Old 10-22-2010, 03:59 PM   #5
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WD40 and a tooth brush/rag for the chain. While you're at it you can clean up the rear sprocket the same way. Invest in a stand so you can spin the back wheel freely to make it a much easier/quicker job. I do this about every 2 to 3 weeks on all my bikes, makes your chain and sprockets last much longer. Don't forget to lube the chain when your done by spraying lube onto the chain while rotating the wheel. Be sure and lube the chain well but not so much it's dripping off like crazy. Lastly, give the lube about 15 min to dry, and then give the bike short slow ride at about 10 mph so you don't sling all that lube right off again.
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Thanks guys for the info very useful.
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I use kerosene to clean the chain and then go over it with lube. It takes awhile but it seems good so far.

I am too poor for a rear stand so i have to do it the time consuming way. lol
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I am too poor for a rear stand so i have to do it the time consuming way. lol
I'd let you use mine but it only fits bikes with single sided swingarms haha.
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