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Old 03-05-2008, 08:06 PM   #21
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:09 PM   #22
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thank you all i feel like total noob ..... but i sprayd some silicon lube that i found in the gradge and it seems to have worked tommorow i will try to stop somewhere and buy chain lube is how do i go about completely cleaning my chain and then aplying lube do i just use soap and water then clean it then apply lube ? or is there some special way to do all of this ........... and ya i do need more bike buddies thats why i joind this forum thank you again for the info much appreciated...
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i always used warm-hot soapy water and a plastic bristled brush to clean my chains.
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thank you mine is looking kinda black some im guessing "clean it time"
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thank you mine is looking kinda black some im guessing "clean it time"
DILUTED simple green has never let me down either
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You need to invest some time and go up to Motorcycles Unlimited for the Maintenance Workshop Patrick gives. It would be to your advantage, and your bikes!! I'm sure he will go over what to use (products and tools), when, why and how much.
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You can get chain lube at wally world for 3.50 a can its better than nothing
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I made that mistake w my chain...

chain and front and rear sprockets later, I clean the chain w a soaked towel in wd40 or equivelant, since I want to clean to surface of the links and not impregnant the o-rings w a rubber eating compound.

then use the chain lube grease, spraying from inside so that syntrifical force pulls the grease through the chain, plus the outsides of the links as well. then gentle wipe off the access.

All the above was shown to me by one of Patrick's guys at Motorcycles Unlimited and makes perfect sense to me; I was unaware for a bike; only experience was w cars... And BTW, my chain could be heard popping coming off the tree at Baytown... the slack changed dramatically when spinning the wheel; stretched links
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Man, you ought to stay away from Simple Green too- it'll dry rot your o-rings too. MAYBE if you cut it with water and make sure you get all the stuff off.

You're on the right track with using warm soapy water, throughly rinse and dry, then apply chain lube to a hot chain.

I'd seriously take a good look at your chain and sprockets.

BIG +1 to taking Patrick's class at Motorcycles Unlimited... someone should give up their spot just so you could attend!

, you're down in Manvegas, I'm not that far from you in Needville, I'd be happy to let you come to my shop and give you some pointers on bike maintenance. Either that or I think Chris24 is down south, hit him up, he's always willing to help.
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thanks tomLSTD i might definatly have to take u up on that offer ....
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.... can a chain/ sprocket go bad ?
YES!! Especially if it is an aftermarket aluminium one. Check all the teeth, it they are getting sharp, it's time to replace the sprocket. One tooth missing will make quite a racket when on the gas. Teeth should have a bit of a flat spot on top, not sharp. Good luck.
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man i wish i would have joind this forum when i first got this bike it would have made everything easyer than trial and error.....
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I'm talking simple green diluted 8:1 or 10:1 I've NEVER had any problems with that method, then again, I've never had a rusty chain either
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my dirtbike did that too, for awhile.


i lubed it, and the problem fixed itself.


although i wouldn suggest that.


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^^^^lol..... if it does hes definately in trouble
im right down the road in friendswood off of 2351. If you want to come buy i can go through basic maint. w/ you. Show you want to look for and what to check before every ride.
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