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Old 12-30-2008, 01:19 AM   #61
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I use a foam chain degreaser that I use on my mountain bike wonder if that will mess up my chain of I-rings gotta research more.
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:40 AM   #62
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FYI wd-40 is VEry bad for o-ring chains. They expand them and cause them to fail. Look it up.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:07 AM   #63
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do what you want but 1slocbr says that extra lube holds road dirt and decreasing the life of said chain. :
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:06 AM   #64
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FYI wd-40 is VEry bad for o-ring chains. They expand them and cause them to fail. Look it up.
Because the WD40 and the grease in the chain are both petroleum based, the o-rings have no problem.
If you have info to the contrary, I'd like to see it.

Like I said before, I've been caring for my chains this way for many years and on many different bikes without a single issue of chain/sprocket life.

Really, doesn't it make sense that if the o-ring can keep the grease inside the chain that it would keep lube out?
If the lube doesn't go into the rollers because of the orings, then really all you're doing is coating the exterior surfaces which has the effect of preventing rust.
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FYI wd-40 is VEry bad for o-ring chains. They expand them and cause them to fail. Look it up.
used WD-40 on my OE chain 22k out of it.
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FYI wd stands for water displacement and 40 is how many trys it took to get the current formula aerokroil is better than wd-40 I use them for rusty bolts and noisy hinges not bike chains
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maybe we need a tech sticky for how to lube a chain. . .i didn't know this was an issue around here???
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:51 AM   #68
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OK i've been reading up a bit more on this and one person states he soaked his chain in WD-40 for a month with no harm to it just as a test.

I also read that with O-Ring chains that you DO NOT need to lube them at all. The lubrication is built in. Some people are stating that they only clean the chain and do not lub it and go a long time that way.

I think this does need a sticky. Motorcycles Unlimited where are you?
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WD40 removes the grease and lube. It is OK for cleaning a chain, but as far as lube I wouldn't recommend it. I have 50K miles on this bike, and had over 60K on my last one. IMHO, this one works best (make sure your chain is very warm, not just a ride around the block):

Bel-Ray Super Clean Chain Lube is a unique premium product designed exclusively for motorcycle and ATV 'O' ring chains. It sprays on evenly and provides complete coverage of the chain, creating a waterproof barrier that prevents rust and corrosion. Bel-Ray Super Clean Chain Lube will not fling off and repels dirt and sand.

http://www.belray.com/consumer/product.fsp?pid=13616
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teflon is about the same as the grafite lube i used to use when i raced motox, its a try lube basically and that WILL NOT fling off.
wtf? i thought you didn't use lube.

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do what you want but 1slocbr says that extra lube holds road dirt and decreasing the life of said chain. raced motocross for years and didnt lube a chain one. even did a comparisson with a friend. same chains installed on the same date, one lubed, one not. they both lasted the same amount of time pimpin.
so what's the real story?
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