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Old 11-07-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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How to Clean Chain and Lube?

Hey guys I'm new to this, wondering how to clean the chain and lube it!
Bought the cleaner some brushes and lube (they didn't have the tri faced brush) what i know is to ride the bike a while to get the chain warmed up then clean it brush it and then ride again to make it warm then apply the lube but do i brush again or just wipe it ?
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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think i can do it without a stand? :(
of a tougher job to do without one im guessing
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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No, Get a stand.
Can find them as low as $50 brand new or used
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:10 PM   #5
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think i can do it without a stand? :(
of a tougher job to do without one im guessing
I've done it with, and without.

Get the stand.


And two things: did anyone else notice he has the same stuff to clean up as they do in the video?

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you can ask your friend to lean the bike on the kick stand while you turn the wheel and spray the cleaner on the chain

i use zep industrial purple cleaner and degreaser from home depo, no brushing needed
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:13 PM   #7
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It's easier with a stand; but if you don't have one roll your bike back and forth in the driveway. It's messier doing it that way; but it still works.
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Can't tell if those are wire brushes or soft bristle. I'd only use soft bristle. Don't want to damage the o rings
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:58 PM   #9
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put on stand. then put in gear. then wrap hand and towel around chain, hold tight to get all the dirt off.
ha just take the advice from all above you will be gold.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:26 PM   #10
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put on stand. then put in gear. then wrap hand and towel around chain, hold tight to get all the dirt off.
ha just take the advice from all above you will be gold.
DO NOT DO THAT!


Your gonna get the guy hurt Joe.
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I bought the stand literally 6 min after i posted this haha might as well get it now for future maintenance and making it easier! Definitely going to use the soft bristle brush. Thanks for all the advice guys I really appreciate it!! Said no juan ever.... get it? no? ok ill leave now... hahaha!
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If you swing by I can show you how to properly clean, lube and adjust your chain, no charge.
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I have a piece of cardboard with a "U" shape cut out, so that it slides over the axle, behind the rear sprocket. It is long enough(and tall enough) that it covers my whole wheel. It keeps you from getting all over your wheel and tire. It's just a stupid little trick that keeps your bike cleaner.
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I have a piece of cardboard with a "U" shape cut out, so that it slides over the axle, behind the rear sprocket. It is long enough(and tall enough) that it covers my whole wheel. It keeps you from getting all over your wheel and tire. It's just a stupid little trick that keeps your bike cleaner.
Nice idea....will be doing this next time
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I have a piece of cardboard with a "U" shape cut out, so that it slides over the axle, behind the rear sprocket. It is long enough(and tall enough) that it covers my whole wheel. It keeps you from getting all over your wheel and tire. It's just a stupid little trick that keeps your bike cleaner.
Far from stupid.
Im adopting this trick.
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I have a piece of cardboard with a "U" shape cut out, so that it slides over the axle, behind the rear sprocket. It is long enough(and tall enough) that it covers my whole wheel. It keeps you from getting all over your wheel and tire. It's just a stupid little trick that keeps your bike cleaner.
Nice concept. Mine gets a full work up though. Clean lube and adjust chain, oil change, air filter cleaned then wash.
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Nice concept. Mine gets a full work up though. Clean lube and adjust chain, oil change, air filter cleaned then wash. Do a wheelie, crash,fix bike, get second in slow race, and repeat
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I have a piece of cardboard with a "U" shape cut out, so that it slides over the axle, behind the rear sprocket. It is long enough(and tall enough) that it covers my whole wheel. It keeps you from getting all over your wheel and tire. It's just a stupid little trick that keeps your bike cleaner.
I currently have a long peice of cardboard folded long ways that I hold under/behind the chain... so when I spray it doesn't get onto the wheel/tire. Catches most of the drips too.

I'm adding yours to my process.
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Motul =cleaner and lube. Your chain will last 4eva. I just did 18k miles on mine and it was still good
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I have a piece of cardboard with a "U" shape cut out, so that it slides over the axle, behind the rear sprocket. It is long enough(and tall enough) that it covers my whole wheel. It keeps you from getting all over your wheel and tire. It's just a stupid little trick that keeps your bike cleaner.
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