Welcome back to us :/ Our hosts data center was down for the entire day.
MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > Technical > How To's and Q & A's
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 05-06-2009, 06:47 AM   #1
BabyGirlGSXR
GSXRd Again
 
BabyGirlGSXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Channelview
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,043

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
07' 750 GSXR (Custom) RIP
07' 750 GSXR (Blue) RIP
05' Dyna Lowrider
08' 600 GSXR (Black Corona)

Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to BabyGirlGSXR
Chain Lube...

Ok guys I try and keep my chain lubed, but my problem is not that. Its the lube flys off (I expect this to a point - I'm not dumb) and it has stained my rear rim. I try to keep it off my rim, but I'm loosing this battle. I've tried a couple different types of chain stuff, now I'm using some white colored stuff. First question does anyone suggest a better lube to use on my chain? #2, Anyone have suggestions how to get my rim cleaned? I tried some degreasers and no luck with that. My rim is still stock (black) but my concern is when I upgrade to carbon fiber wheels - how will this factor to them. For now just some help with 1 & 2. Thanks in advance guys!
__________________
Girls Play Dirty Too!!! SLAPAHO...
BabyGirlGSXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Chain Lube do you use? CBR500R_Mike How To's and Q & A's 50 03-31-2014 10:02 PM
Chain Lube? USMC083 How To's and Q & A's 52 02-27-2010 10:02 PM
chain lube c2duevas General Discussion (Moto Related) 87 01-07-2009 04:38 PM
chain lube cameron1507 General Discussion (Moto Related) 2 04-07-2007 06:18 AM
What do you use to lube your chain? CaJuNsOuLjA How To's and Q & A's 31 04-03-2007 01:23 AM
Advertisement
Old 05-06-2009, 06:50 AM   #2
FastLine
Motorcycle School
 
FastLine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: MSRH GSS TWS (Texas World Speedway)
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 13,881

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
Instructing
Trackdays
Like
A
Boss






I've used everything on the market over the last 30 odd years, and this is by far my favorite stuff. It is the only lube I found that doesn't fly off of the chain. You can buy it at any bike shop.

chinlube
FastLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 06:51 AM   #3
FastLine
Motorcycle School
 
FastLine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: MSRH GSS TWS (Texas World Speedway)
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 13,881

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
Instructing
Trackdays
Like
A
Boss






Also, Simple Green will get you wheels looking like new.
FastLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 06:55 AM   #4
BabyGirlGSXR
GSXRd Again
 
BabyGirlGSXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Channelview
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,043

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
07' 750 GSXR (Custom) RIP
07' 750 GSXR (Blue) RIP
05' Dyna Lowrider
08' 600 GSXR (Black Corona)

Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to BabyGirlGSXR
Simple green is one thing that I havent tried.... TY!

(I am highly allergic to that stuff, any volunteers? I'll buy you a tank of gas or lunch or something?)
__________________
Girls Play Dirty Too!!! SLAPAHO...
BabyGirlGSXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 07:09 AM   #5
Bevo
Hook 'em!
 
Bevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston-The South Loop
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 24,323

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
'12 CBR1000RR Red/Black
'14 CB1000R Matte Gray
'10 CBR1000RR (destroyed)
'09 CBR1000RR C-ABS (sold)
'09 CBR600RR C-ABS (sold)

Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by BabyGirlGSXR View Post
(I am highly allergic to that stuff, any volunteers? I'll buy you a tank of gas or lunch or something?)
Channelview's a long way to go for gas or lunch If you want to ride over to the South Loop I could help you

After you get your rims clean you might want to apply some wheel wax. It will protect your rims and make cleanup easier
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumblebee View Post
"I lack skillz"
Bevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 07:19 AM   #6
Hooligan
Presrvtionthrudestruction
 
Hooligan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: The funky ghetto
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 6,698

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
08 CBR 600rr
06 GSXR600
07 Honda crf50 (stunt)
Your mom






Send a message via AIM to Hooligan
Bel-ray chain lube


I use Kerosene to clean it


And SG for my wheels
__________________
Hooligan-Awarded "Most improved on the track" 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThomAss View Post
I learned the awesomeness that is Hooligan.
Never trust your own eyes, believe what you are told.
Hooligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 07:28 AM   #7
Bevo
Hook 'em!
 
Bevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston-The South Loop
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 24,323

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
'12 CBR1000RR Red/Black
'14 CB1000R Matte Gray
'10 CBR1000RR (destroyed)
'09 CBR1000RR C-ABS (sold)
'09 CBR600RR C-ABS (sold)

Member Garage





WD-40 will work too
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumblebee View Post
"I lack skillz"
Bevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 07:35 AM   #8
BabyGirlGSXR
GSXRd Again
 
BabyGirlGSXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Channelview
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,043

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
07' 750 GSXR (Custom) RIP
07' 750 GSXR (Blue) RIP
05' Dyna Lowrider
08' 600 GSXR (Black Corona)

Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to BabyGirlGSXR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bevo View Post
Channelview's a long way to go for gas or lunch If you want to ride over to the South Loop I could help you

After you get your rims clean you might want to apply some wheel wax. It will protect your rims and make cleanup easier
Hummm might be worth it. ER trips aren't cheap...
Plus... Im a NJFTR member! (No Job - Free To Ride)
__________________
Girls Play Dirty Too!!! SLAPAHO...
BabyGirlGSXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 07:42 AM   #9
Hooligan
Presrvtionthrudestruction
 
Hooligan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: The funky ghetto
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 6,698

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
08 CBR 600rr
06 GSXR600
07 Honda crf50 (stunt)
Your mom






Send a message via AIM to Hooligan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bevo View Post
WD-40 will work too
Apsolutly not




I don't use a "universal" lube for anything on a racebike with lights (sportbike)
__________________
Hooligan-Awarded "Most improved on the track" 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThomAss View Post
I learned the awesomeness that is Hooligan.
Never trust your own eyes, believe what you are told.
Hooligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 07:43 AM   #10
07SLVRCBR
October '08 BOTM
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Friendswood
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 4,064

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
2007 CBR1000RR









I recommend cleaning/waxing immediately after a ride. You're much less likely to get the fling that way.

Good luck.

I'd help, but my plate's full with projects lately :(
__________________
Support your site sponsors!!

See ya @ the track!
07SLVRCBR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 07:44 AM   #11
BabyGirlGSXR
GSXRd Again
 
BabyGirlGSXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Channelview
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,043

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
07' 750 GSXR (Custom) RIP
07' 750 GSXR (Blue) RIP
05' Dyna Lowrider
08' 600 GSXR (Black Corona)

Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to BabyGirlGSXR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hooligan View Post
Apsolutly not




I don't use a "universal" lube for anything on a racebike with lights (sportbike)
I was told to used WD-40 to clean the chain then apply a good lube. Should I not do that anymore??? Uh Oh...
__________________
Girls Play Dirty Too!!! SLAPAHO...
BabyGirlGSXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 07:44 AM   #12
07SLVRCBR
October '08 BOTM
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Friendswood
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 4,064

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
2007 CBR1000RR









Quote:
Originally Posted by Hooligan View Post
Apsolutly not




I don't use a "universal" lube for anything on a racebike with lights (sportbike)
for cleaning the old lube/wax/etc off, it definitely will.
__________________
Support your site sponsors!!

See ya @ the track!
07SLVRCBR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 07:44 AM   #13
07SLVRCBR
October '08 BOTM
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Friendswood
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 4,064

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
2007 CBR1000RR









Quote:
Originally Posted by BabyGirlGSXR View Post
I was told to used WD-40 to clean the chain then apply a good lube. Should I not do that anymore??? Uh Oh...
You're perfectly okay using that method.
__________________
Support your site sponsors!!

See ya @ the track!
07SLVRCBR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 07:45 AM   #14
BabyGirlGSXR
GSXRd Again
 
BabyGirlGSXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Channelview
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,043

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
07' 750 GSXR (Custom) RIP
07' 750 GSXR (Blue) RIP
05' Dyna Lowrider
08' 600 GSXR (Black Corona)

Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to BabyGirlGSXR
Or did you mean use WD40 to clean the rim?
__________________
Girls Play Dirty Too!!! SLAPAHO...
BabyGirlGSXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 07:46 AM   #15
07SLVRCBR
October '08 BOTM
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Friendswood
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 4,064

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
2007 CBR1000RR









Quote:
Originally Posted by BabyGirlGSXR View Post
Or did you mean use WD40 to clean the rim?
Won't hurt that either... it will leave an oily residue on it that will attract dust/grime
__________________
Support your site sponsors!!

See ya @ the track!
07SLVRCBR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 07:46 AM   #16
Bevo
Hook 'em!
 
Bevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston-The South Loop
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 24,323

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
'12 CBR1000RR Red/Black
'14 CB1000R Matte Gray
'10 CBR1000RR (destroyed)
'09 CBR1000RR C-ABS (sold)
'09 CBR600RR C-ABS (sold)

Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by Hooligan View Post
Apsolutly not




I don't use a "universal" lube for anything on a racebike with lights (sportbike)
WD-40 for cleaning the wheels only...NOT TO LUBE ANYTHING ON THE BIKE...then wash and wax the wheels
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumblebee View Post
"I lack skillz"
Bevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 07:49 AM   #17
BabyGirlGSXR
GSXRd Again
 
BabyGirlGSXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Channelview
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,043

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
07' 750 GSXR (Custom) RIP
07' 750 GSXR (Blue) RIP
05' Dyna Lowrider
08' 600 GSXR (Black Corona)

Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to BabyGirlGSXR
Phew, okay ya had me confused for a min....
__________________
Girls Play Dirty Too!!! SLAPAHO...
BabyGirlGSXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 08:13 AM   #18
TxBritt08R1
Saved By Grace
 
TxBritt08R1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pasadena, Texas
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 1,181

Experience: 5 years

Bike(s):
2008 R1 - Sold!
2004 R6 - Sold!
2004 FZ6 - Sold!







Send a message via MSN to TxBritt08R1
I used WD40 for chain, sprocket, and wheel cleaning for 25000 miles on my R6, and continue to do the same on the R1.

I live in Pasadena, and if you need a hand I can jump across the shipchannel and help you out.

Britt
__________________
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
Originally Posted by Sifu-TZ
...I'm glad it's such a boring sport, what would it be like if they watched something a little more interesting, like football? they'd just spontaneously combust on the spot...
TxBritt08R1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 08:21 AM   #19
BabyGirlGSXR
GSXRd Again
 
BabyGirlGSXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Channelview
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,043

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
07' 750 GSXR (Custom) RIP
07' 750 GSXR (Blue) RIP
05' Dyna Lowrider
08' 600 GSXR (Black Corona)

Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to BabyGirlGSXR
Quote:
Originally Posted by TxBritt08R1 View Post
I used WD40 for chain, sprocket, and wheel cleaning for 25000 miles on my R6, and continue to do the same on the R1.

I live in Pasadena, and if you need a hand I can jump across the shipchannel and help you out.

Britt
Im over on that side all the time! Well have to ride sometime too
__________________
Girls Play Dirty Too!!! SLAPAHO...
BabyGirlGSXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 08:24 AM   #20
BigComfy
Senior Member
 
BigComfy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: under a rock
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 24,335

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
SV1k (sold)
CRB6 Track Bike (sold)
Daytona 1200 (parted)
1st Gen FZ1 (sold)
1st Gen SV650 (sold)

Member Garage


Use wd40 to clen the chain and remove all the from it. After you let it sit for a bit apply chain wax or lube. WD40 alone will destroy the seals if you don't apply wax or lube after.
__________________
"I haven't seen the crash, but I think Marc needs to be penalized for two or three seasons! Until I stop racing!"-VR46
BigComfy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy