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Old 01-23-2008, 11:51 PM   #1
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Dude's Chain Lube Write Up :)

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Old 01-23-2008, 11:56 PM   #2
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You wanna come lube my chain, and wash the bike too... J/K
Great job on the write up!
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Use caution with WD40, it can dry rot the o-rings believe it or not.

Make sure to use a good quality chain lube too (as suggested above).
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You wanna come lube my chain, and wash the bike too... J/K
Great job on the write up!


, making him work for free AND driving across houston to do it?

BTW, I clean it, ride it, then lube it.
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I think as long as you use a quality lube and do a thorough job in lubing the chain you shouldn't see too many problems.
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, making him work for free AND driving across houston to do it?

BTW, I clean it, ride it, then lube it.
I would buy him lunch
AND teach him how to plug a tire. Sounds like a fair trade eh?
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Use caution with WD40, it can dry rot the o-rings believe it or not.
What do you suggest for cleaning the chain?
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BTW, I clean it, ride it, then lube it.
Like David said, you can clean it first, then ride to get the chain warm and go from there. I do it all in one fast motion
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What do you suggest for cleaning the chain?
there are alot of products out there specificly for cleaning chains. motul makes a good one, and motorex as well as others. most of them just say "chain clean" on the can.

these are pretty nifty as well: called a "grunge brush"
grungebrush 310x310

probably a better setup if you want to get serious about chain cleaning. that being said...wd-40 and a rag is better than letting it go dirty, and its not like they will make your chain explode or anything...

i have, however, seen alot of bikes with neglected chains so bad that i would not ride them more than 20 feet.

oh and one thing not mentioned alot of people ask.

"how often should i lube my chain?"

a-hole answer: whenever it does not have lube on it.

non a-hole answer:

-i recommend every 500 miles,
-every two weeks,
-anytime after riding in rain, or getting wet (washed)
-anytime the chain looks shiny (bare metal)
-anytime you feel like it
-anytime you peform any sort of service to the bike
(check tire pressure, check oil level, check fluids etc.)

any, and/or, all of the above.. whichever comes first.
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What do you suggest for cleaning the chain?
kerosene...at least thats what I remember seeing in the manual.

I was told that lantern fuel sold in the camping section of most sporting goods stores is kerosene. Check for yourself though.
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kerosene...at least thats what I remember seeing in the manual.

I was told that lantern fuel sold in the camping section of most sporting goods stores is kerosene. Check for yourself though.
Good to know
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Kerosene or deisel is what's recommended.
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Nice tutorial.
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Nice tutorial.
Thank you. Now go clean and lube your chain!!!

And good gosh get rid of the avatar!
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Thank you. Now go clean and lube your chain!!!

And good gosh get rid of the avatar!
Ah hahahaha! My chain is clean! I will probably do it again just cause of this

And the avatar is amazing!
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i use MOTUL to clean the chain. wd40 sounds like it would act more like a degreaser than a cleaner, not something i would want. dunno tho.
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My Method...

Thumbs up for using Kerosene. I pour about an inch of it into a clean plastic oil drain pan and go crazy with the grunge brush. Place the pan with the lip as close to the wheel without it touching it, as this will help to keep junk off the wheel. I dip the grunge brush in the kerosene and then hold it stationary while spinning the wheel, changing pressure from top, to sides, to bottom, to other ide of the chain 9bak side towards wheel). Usually, I just pour the kerosene back into the can when I'm done. All the junk settles to the bottom of the can, and by the time you got o use it again, it will pout out clear, as it did when it was new.

not trying to steal the thread, just noting what works for me. ...and hooray to maxima chain wax!
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What do you suggest for cleaning the chain?
611 Chain Cleaner... stuff is amazing! Cleans off the road grime just by spraying, no wiping needed. Pair that with Bel-Ray and you have one slick chain!

Nice write up for the newbs, though.
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