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Old 08-18-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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Just bought a new chain(X ring) and want to start it off right.
I have been cleaning my chain w/WD-40 then applying lube (like a good boy).
But started to think to go w/the diesel route... any objections???
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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Diesel is messy, and can wash the lube from between the o-rings.
WD40 sprayed on a rag does a good job of cleaning the chain without displacing the lube inside the o-rings/bushings.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:06 PM   #3
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I use what my manual calls for. Kerosene seems to clean quickly and efficiently. Smells good too.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:25 PM   #4
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I just use chain cleaner. Or wd 40. If I don't have any available. Just make sure u wipe it clean. I use a grime brush and a rag.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:43 PM   #5
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I just use chain cleaner. Or wd 40. If I don't have any available. Just make sure u wipe it clean. I use a grime brush and a rag.
i was told awhile ago that using a brush could damage the O-rings so I've been raging it. is that true?
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I use diesel, a soft bristle brush and a rag. Then i always wash my bike when I'm done. I normally clean my chain when i change my oil, and clean my air filter at the same time, and lube it approx every 1000 miles in between.
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My method:

-put bike on rear stand
-douche chain / sprockets / rear wheel with WD40
-wash / dry bike
-use compressed air or leaf blower to blow water out of chain & nooks(& crannies if needed)
-spin rear wheel backwards while lightly holding chain with shop towel until clean.
-lube and repeat previous step with clean rag

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i was told awhile ago that using a brush could damage the O-rings so I've been raging it. is that true?
Hmm, never heard that one, but I was told to use a toothbrush

Toothbrush + Kerosene + Lotso rags.

I realized he said he had an x-ring chain. I dunno anything about those.
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The Suzuki manual recommended kerosene, which I usually apply to a rag & then run past the chain. Center stand or rear stand is the only way to go.
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