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Old 06-29-2012, 02:35 PM   #21
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A lot of people use kerosene. I've heard that WD40 is bad for o-rings. I used the Motul chain clean which is expensive, but gives me peace of mind since its engineered to be O-ring safe.
50+ applications of WD-40 (probably closer to 60 as I am quite about chain maintenance / adjustment ) and as I said, no o-ring deterioration over nearly 30k miles and at least 24months. That's proof enough for me. That coupled with PJ1, BelRay or some other quality, chain-specific lube and you should be good for 20k+ miles if you start with a high quality chain. Frequency of maintenance is the key. Keeping abrasive contamination off the chain as much as possible will extend the life of the o-rings which in turn keeps lubriction in the high friction areas that need it most.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #22
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A lot of people use kerosene. I've heard that WD40 is bad for o-rings. I used the Motul chain clean which is expensive, but gives me peace of mind since its engineered to be O-ring safe.
I've used kerosene for cleaning, and gear oil for lubrication ever since I read that in the Suzuki owner's manual. I've always been amazed that chains on Suzukis can use such standard, inexpensive solutions while Hondas require $$$$$ dealership-only solutions
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Also, avoid lubing the chain without a proper cleaning as much as possible. Adding todays high tech lubes (designed to flow and then "set up") to a dirty chain allows abrasive contamination to get past the orings where they do the most damage. Also why using a cloth soaked with WD-40 as a cleaning agent is much better than just spraying the chain which will force dirt and abrasive contaminants past the o-rings. (Think of adding a cup full of dirt with every oil change). Clean then lube.
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while Hondas require $$$$$ dealership-only solutions
That's bullshit. Allow me to transcribe the owner's manual for you:

Clean the side surfaces of the chain with a dry cloth. Use a high flashpoint solvent such as kerosene - not gasoline.

Lubricant:
Pro Honda HP Chain lube or an equivalent chain lubricant designed specifically for use on O-ring chains
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Oh BMW... I love that I no longer have to worry about chain maintenance, I hate that my final drive could catch fire....

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