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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-07-2010, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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How to clean and lubricate your chain

Just wondering, how are you guys maintaining your chain in optimal condition?

I use S100 chain cleaner first, then lubricate the thing with Bell-Ray.

I don't clean and grease my chain like the dumb f*ck in an other thread, all don with the engine off.

Reason I ask is that everytime I grease the chain, the whole rear part of my bike becomes filled with grease.
No, I am not using tons of grease/spray and the chain is always warm before I do it.

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I use a "Super Clean" "Fling Proof" chain lube....from Bel-Ray. Makes a nice white coat on the chain and doesn't make nearly as much a mess as other lubes I have used...although "fling proof" is a bit of a stretch of the truth.

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I use motul chain cleaner, tooth brush and a rag to clean, and motul factory line lube.

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I have started using an oil sold for chains on chainsaws. Advertised as "non fling" and I have found it to be very clean in use. Costs a hell of a lot less as well. Applied with a large syringe, one drop on each link does the job. If it stays on it must be doing itīs job.
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I have started using an oil sold for chains on chainsaws. Advertised as "non fling" and I have found it to be very clean in use. Costs a hell of a lot less as well. Applied with a large syringe, one drop on each link does the job. If it stays on it must be doing itīs job.
Yes but is that oil o ring safe? I havent seen chainsaws use a o ring chain.

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I use a "Super Clean" "Fling Proof" chain lube....from Bel-Ray. Makes a nice white coat on the chain and doesn't make nearly as much a mess as other lubes I have used...although "fling proof" is a bit of a stretch of the truth.
+1 - I like the super clean stuff - you can tell it's on there and it doesn't make a mess.

I use wd-40 or motul chain cleaner to clean the chain. The wd-40 works better and is a lot cheaper.

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WD40 is a bad choice for chain cleaner, it will mess up your o ring. Here, read this http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/motor...chain-cleaner/ If you want a cheap cleaner, go out and buy a gallon of kerosene and put it in a spray bottle.

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grunge brush with either Motorex strong chain cleaner or Motul chain cleaner, which ever is on sale. All done on the rear stand, spray the lube at the bottom of the chain in front of the rear tire. I find the master link and stop spraying when i see it go around the same point twice. works for me.
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Just wondering, do these options also keep your rearwheel and the rest of the bike clean.

The bell-ray that I use is also non fling, but for some reason the largest part of my wheel is black after riding

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I have found that Motul Factory line is the most resistant to flying off. It dries to a hard paste almost.

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