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Old 03-03-2009, 07:56 PM   #21
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:58 PM   #22
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:59 PM   #23
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Reminds me of this:

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Old 03-03-2009, 08:01 PM   #25
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I clean it with WD-40 and lube with Maxima Chain Wax. I just changed my chain and sprockets with 31,000 miles on them.

This seems like a promising way to go.. It's proven!
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i also clean with wd-40, and i use BEL RAY lube. bike has almost 24k on it with the original sprockets. i changed the chain right at 17k only because i wanted the RK chain not because it needed to be replaced.
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On a real note. And I must point out the chain cleaning thing has been beaten to death. Use the search feature next time, there are tons of threads on it.

But WD40/chain cleaner/whatever gets expensive if you clean your chain often.

kerosene + grunge brush for cleaning. makes the chain look brand new.
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I think I paid $5 to get the can I have now filled with karosene shortly after i started riding. it's still has plenty left in it.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:39 PM   #29
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You know, the old man used to have cases of WD-40 in the garage and swore up and down by it (40+ year mechanic) - S*** the man probably put it in his morning coffee

I guess I'm just a product of that ol' school mentality where duct-tape and some WD-40 will fix anything!
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You know, the old man used to have cases of WD-40 in the garage and swore up and down by it (40+ year mechanic) - S*** the man probably put it in his morning coffee

I guess I'm just a product of that ol' school mentality where duct-tape and some WD-40 will fix anything!
you mean it doesnt?
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:49 PM   #31
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O-ring chains have O-rings because there is grease inside the links. The most important thing is to keep your chain CLEAN.
WD-40 is an excellent way to clean the grunge off (kerosene too). It will NOT harm the O-rings.
If you use it often enough WD-40 will leave a film that doesn't attract dust and will prevent rust.

That is the best you can expect ANY of the so called chain lubes to do. They do NOT lube the chain because the O-rings that keep the grease in will also keep the lube out.

The idea of lubing chains is a carry over from the pre-Oring chain days. Just keep it clean, protected from rust and adjusted, it will be fine.

The chain lube companies make claims so you will buy the product and the chain mfr's support that because they are not gonna tell you not to lube a chain because that would open them to liability if it failed.
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Im another fan of BelRay Chain Wax/Lube.

Spray the inside of the chain so the centrifical motion gets all the links when spinning, and the outsides. Clean off the excess amounts and you're golden.
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+20 - WD40 to clean the grunge off then chain wax.
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+10 I used some WD-40 to clean then wiped it all off with a rag. Then lubed the chain with some Motul Street lube. It runs super smoove now !!!
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Not only will lubing the chain extend the life of it, Your losing hp by not doing so... And don't use wd-40 on an O-ring chain. This is why they make chain lube specifically for "O-ring" Chains.

I have used several. The champion & liquid wrench brand you can by at autopart stores.
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I clean the chain with WD and use Bel-Ray Super Clean chain lube.
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hit it with the water hose (or drive through a small pond as deep as your sprocket) and hit it with some PAM spray when you get home.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:09 PM   #39
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ky jelly. the gel kind in the tube though. not the liquid in the bottle, it just flys off. if that doesnt work try crisco cooking oil. this is a little bit messier but it gives you like 10hp.
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ky jelly. the gel kind in the tube though. not the liquid in the bottle, it just flys off. if that doesnt work try crisco cooking oil. this is a little bit messier but it gives you like 10hp.
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