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Old 04-12-2015, 09:35 AM   #21
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I have a torq wrench if you need to borrow one. You can also buy one at Sears in the tool section. I prefer Motul chain lube and clean up the chain with WD-40 + tooth brush.
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Work on making sure you live long enough to enjoy riding when you are old and frail. Chicken strips will come and go in due time.

You are asking the right questions... learning how to take care of your machine is more important now than dragging knees and popping wheelies.

As for what lube to use... anything on the dealer shelf will work just fine. How you apply it is more critical than the type/brand. Best time to clean & lube (and it should always be both in sequence) is right after a ride, when the chain is warm. Clean your chain with a chain cleaner (and brush, if there is grime and grit) first. Wipe off most of the cleaner and let the solvent evaporate. Then cover the chain from behind with a relatively clean rag and spray the lube into the chain (with rag as a backstop). Wipe off most of the lube as you go around the chain. A thin film of lube on the surface of the chain is all you need. More lube will either fling off the chain, or attract dirt and form grime.

Do this often enough - and avoid riding in bad weather - and your chain will stay clean enough that you don't always have to use a separate cleaner. Just spraying liberally with a good chain lube - followed by wiping of the chain - will remove whatever little contaminants off a well-maintained chain.

But if the chain is dirty... by all means apply the cleaner/solvent before lube.
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The chain is fine! I'd work on that chicken strip...
Maybe he doesn't test his tire to its limits. Just cause yours looks like a car tire once you sit down isn't the typical way of getting rid of chicken stripes. :ROFL:
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Maybe he doesn't test his tire to its limits. Just cause yours looks like a car tire once you sit down isn't the typical way of getting rid of chicken stripes. :ROFL:
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I would tighten it if it's too loose. Get in the habit now. You're gonna be doing it for the life of the bike.
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Motorcycles Unlimited on 1960 as BigComfy mentioned would be the place to go.
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lol. If a guy comes in and says he wants a 1000cc bike for his first ride and sounds like a boy racer he gets flamed for being stupid. A guy comes in with a 600 asking about his chain and he gets for having chicken strips. Maybe some day somebody'll find that perfect balance.
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lol. If a guy comes in and says he wants a 1000cc bike for his first ride and sounds like a boy racer he gets flamed for being stupid. A guy comes in with a 600 asking about his chain and he gets for having chicken strips. Maybe some day somebody'll find that perfect balance.
Well they are kinda huge...


I kid, OP I'm sorry I was just trying to be funny. I was serious about the chain. It's fine, wait for the 600 mile service and have it adjusted then.
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Should I be dragging knee with 300 miles experience under my belt?
Don't listen to Toe. He got rid of his with sandpaper. . In all seriousness, lots of people on here with mess with you but it's all in good fun. Lots of guys on here will help with whatever questions you have so don't be afraid to ask.
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I don't mind the comments at all, in fact I rather enjoy trolls, life is so boring if you don't have a sense of humor so bring it on haha, But I truly do appreciate the help from everyone.
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