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Old 01-21-2014, 05:31 PM   #21
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PJ1 "blue label" clear chain lube.

I've always used Diesel or Kerosene to clean, then warm water to remove debris and get the diesel off o-rings. Toothbrush does the same job as those $20+ dollar brushes at CG.

Apply chain lube, then wipe excess off. I think alot of people forget or don't do that last part and it makes a mess.
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Just get some brake cleaner on a rag and clean off the old and make it look shiny then use the pj1 blue label. Maxima chain wax works good too.
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I wouldnt use wd40 or stuff that isn't meant for motorcycle chains. It can damage the o rings possibly. Just use stuff that's designed to work on motorcycle chains
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Kerosine wipe it all clean with moto on stand. Wipe dirty kerosine off. Then blue ray chainlube for sides and top of chain
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I wouldnt use wd40 or stuff that isn't meant for motorcycle chains. It can damage the o rings possibly. Just use stuff that's designed to work on motorcycle chains
Bs. It is a good cleaner of old lube.
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Use wd40 on all my chains, got 32k out of an OE chain before
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I wouldnt use wd40 or stuff that isn't meant for motorcycle chains. It can damage the o rings possibly. Just use stuff that's designed to work on motorcycle chains
Cut him some slack. He is ~year track boy.

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does alright, Ive used both. From what Ive used Motul chain cleaner and motul chain lube works better. but either way you look at it wd40 isnt designed to clean motorcycle chains, but of course you can use it if you want
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What ever makes you feel better. wasn't designed to make a hard.
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Wd40 isn't made to do a lot of stuff but it does, and often does a very good job

http://wd40.com/uses-tips/

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Wd40 isn't made to do a lot of stuff but it does, and often does a very good job

http://wd40.com/uses-tips/

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again you can use that if you want lol... but look Motul chain cleaner and lube will be better. Here's even a thread where patrick from motorcycles unlimited saying he use to use wd40 but now uses motul chain cleaner and lube

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does alright, Ive used both. From what Ive used Motul chain cleaner and motul chain lube works better. but either way you look at it wd40 isnt designed to clean motorcycle chains, but of course you can use it if you want
So by your logic, Kerosene shouldn't be used? I mean it's not designed to clean motorcycle chains.... I wounder why the manual says to use it?

WD40 will not hurt the o-rings.
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Some people can't think outside the box. Windex only cleans glass and baby oil shouldn't be used to jerk one
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wd40 doesnt have kerosene, but sure use kerosene if you want. it'll clean it well. ima stick to what has worked best so far in comparison of me using different products though
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Cycle Gear has those chain brushes on sale this month ($6.49).

I have been using Maxima's Chain Guard Chain Lube. Works pretty good, I just spray on while the chain is hot, wipe some of the excess and get very little slinging on the rear tire.
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[QUOTE=Slash24;3720190]Cycle Gear has those chain brushes on sale this month ($6.49). QUOTE]

There always that price, everything in the store stays the same price.
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looks like i'm the odd man out. i have always used motor oil and nothing else. i apply it the night before and let it soak in overnight for a good deep penetration. it slings for the first 20 miles but it cleans up with a dry rag or paper towel. pre-lube cleaning is also a breeze with a dry rag. i go 600 to 800 miles between lubes, unless i get caught riding inthe rain. then i lube it at about 300 miles. i get 40k miles from my chains. been doing this for 35 years.
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Those grunge brushes are essentially useless, unless you're trying to clean off caked up mud off of chain say on a dirt bike.
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