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speedjunkie
May 27th, 2008, 07:11 PM
just wondering what you all do. heard a thousand ways but was wondering if there was a majority vote on it around here.

GsxR1000Ryda
May 27th, 2008, 08:33 PM
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=213197-39963-D00110101&lpage=none

This stuff is AWESOME. Cleans and lubes the chain. http://www.gsxr.com/showthread.php?t=38660&highlight=DuPont+Teflon READ UP

What i usually do is soak the chain w/ this stuff. All the greese and build up literally falls off. I then wipe it down w/ a clean cloth. After that i rinse the chain with water, then dry it again. Once the chain is all dryed up and spotless i get the chain lube, spray it nice and clean, then let the bike sit over night so it completely drys.

MJJ
May 27th, 2008, 08:44 PM
...or, you could do like the guy on my other forum did.

He decided it would be most efficient to clean the chain while it was conveniently moving around, so he put the bike up on a stand, fired her up, clicked into first, and grabbed a rag. While the chain was on its way 'round its path, he sprayed on some degreaser and dabbed at it with the rag. Ah! he said. Very convenient, and much faster than the old manual method! So he got a little more aggressive with the rag, which promptly caught in the rear sprocket, pulled his thumb in, and immediately severed it.

I am not sure whether it was his involuntary reaction to the pain and subsequent jerk backwards that flung the thumb far from the scene, or if it was tossed away by the spinning sprocket, but either way, as it sailed through the air it caught the eye of the dog, who chased it down and ran off with it. I don't believe it has been seen since.

Ordinarily you would say that this could only be a scene from a David Lynch movie, but aside from some very minor embellishments made for your reading pleasure, it is a factual tale.

Sprocket
May 27th, 2008, 08:45 PM
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=213197-39963-D00110101&lpage=none

This stuff is AWESOME. Cleans and lubes the chain. http://www.gsxr.com/showthread.php?t=38660&highlight=DuPont+Teflon READ UP

What i usually do is soak the chain w/ this stuff. All the greese and build up literally falls off. I then wipe it down w/ a clean cloth. After that i rinse the chain with water, then dry it again. Once the chain is all dryed up and spotless i get the chain lube, spray it nice and clean, then let the bike sit over night so it completely drys.

I use the dupont teflon too. I usually just clean it by putting the bike up on my race stand and spin the wheel while holding a paper towel too it. It doesnt get real dirty when you use the dupont lube

PRTSMN
May 27th, 2008, 09:25 PM
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=213197-39963-D00110101&lpage=none

This stuff is AWESOME. Cleans and lubes the chain. http://www.gsxr.com/showthread.php?t=38660&highlight=DuPont+Teflon READ UP

What i usually do is soak the chain w/ this stuff. All the greese and build up literally falls off. I then wipe it down w/ a clean cloth. After that i rinse the chain with water, then dry it again. Once the chain is all dryed up and spotless i get the chain lube, spray it nice and clean, then let the bike sit over night so it completely drys.

i have to agree with him on this one this stuff works great

Sprocket
May 27th, 2008, 09:29 PM
i have to agree with him on this one this stuff works great
And its cheap :D

Calkidd
May 27th, 2008, 09:31 PM
I use the Maxium chain cleaner and this ***** works great. It is an emulsifier and washes off with water. After you wash it off you can literally run your hand over your chain and you will find no lube left behind.

Daisy
May 27th, 2008, 09:53 PM
I use gas. It works perfect every time.

kidmoua
May 28th, 2008, 12:30 AM
...or, you could do like the guy on my other forum did.

He decided it would be most efficient to clean the chain while it was conveniently moving around, so he put the bike up on a stand, fired her up, clicked into first, and grabbed a rag. While the chain was on its way 'round its path, he sprayed on some degreaser and dabbed at it with the rag. Ah! he said. Very convenient, and much faster than the old manual method! So he got a little more aggressive with the rag, which promptly caught in the rear sprocket, pulled his thumb in, and immediately severed it.

I am not sure whether it was his involuntary reaction to the pain and subsequent jerk backwards that flung the thumb far from the scene, or if it was tossed away by the spinning sprocket, but either way, as it sailed through the air it caught the eye of the dog, who chased it down and ran off with it. I don't believe it has been seen since.

Ordinarily you would say that this could only be a scene from a David Lynch movie, but aside from some very minor embellishments made for your reading pleasure, it is a factual tale.


like this

Shard
May 28th, 2008, 07:20 AM
I take off the chain and soak in petrol.
dry off...pop back on and lube up with ATF.

MJJ
May 28th, 2008, 07:24 AM
like this

He he, yep! My guy lost more of it I believe, maybe an inch.

Where'd that photo come from? Or should I just check your thumbs? ;)

kidmoua
May 28th, 2008, 11:30 AM
He he, yep! My guy lost more of it I believe, maybe an inch.

Where'd that photo come from? Or should I just check your thumbs? ;)

I'm smarter then that..still have all my fingers..

That finger tip belongs to a member on 600rr.net..he was cleaner/lubing his chain with the motor running in gear, snagged the rag and took his finger with it..no more five finger discounts for him

Big Kahuna
May 28th, 2008, 11:59 AM
I clean with WD-40 and a cloth, then finish up with Maxima Chain Wax. Your o-ring chain already "lubbed", you just need to keep it clean.

kidmoua
May 28th, 2008, 12:17 PM
I clean with WD-40 and a cloth, then finish up with Maxima Chain Wax.

OMG:eek: I use the same thing too...

A Ninja Boot
May 28th, 2008, 01:57 PM
I use WD-40 and a toothbrush, but don't tell my wife.....

kidmoua
May 28th, 2008, 02:07 PM
I use WD-40 and a toothbrush, but don't tell my wife.....

:eek:

Jester
May 28th, 2008, 02:17 PM
:eek:Kerosene to clean. It's easier on the seals than gasoline. I lube with whatever is around.

J

speedjunkie
May 28th, 2008, 02:20 PM
ive used some stuff from pj1 for a while but i think it just ate away at the seals and all. was thinking of using karosen or wd 40. been using maxima wax for a while now.

PRTSMN
May 28th, 2008, 02:34 PM
ive used some stuff from pj1 for a while but i think it just ate away at the seals and all. was thinking of using karosen or wd 40. been using maxima wax for a while now.

I think wd-40 works to get the old stuff/grime off..

Jester
May 28th, 2008, 02:38 PM
I think wd-40 works to get the old stuff/grime off..Yes, WD-40 is a solvent, not a lubricant.

A Ninja Boot
May 28th, 2008, 02:52 PM
I use high RPM chainsaw lube.

zpyro
May 28th, 2008, 02:59 PM
chain? what chain? :D

A Ninja Boot
May 28th, 2008, 03:08 PM
chain? what chain? :D

The one that is connected to the ball that most men drag around. ;)

speedjunkie
May 29th, 2008, 03:35 PM
coool wd 40 and a rag worked better at cleaning than anything i have used so far.

Calkidd
May 29th, 2008, 04:18 PM
coool wd 40 and a rag worked better at cleaning than anything i have used so far.I have heard WD-40 is not good to use, but that is just what I have heard.

It is said WD will penetrate the oil rings and loosen the lube you have inside.

GsxR1000Ryda
May 29th, 2008, 04:19 PM
I have heard WD-40 is not good to use, but that is just what I have heard.

It is said WD will penetrate the oil rings and loosen the lube you have inside.

i was just about 2 say that

speedjunkie
May 29th, 2008, 04:23 PM
i have heard that too. be nice to do some experiments with some chain links on different cleaners and really find out....

zpyro
May 29th, 2008, 04:31 PM
The one that is connected to the ball that most men drag around. ;)

oh I don't have one of those either. lol


It is said WD will penetrate the oil rings and loosen the lube you have inside.

yeah nobody likes penetration with loose lube

Big Kahuna
May 29th, 2008, 04:32 PM
I have seen no proof that WD-40 will damage the o-rings. I've been using it for the past decade with no problems.

Calkidd
May 29th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Blah, blah, blah......I knew that post would bring you out of the wood work...

Big Kahuna
May 29th, 2008, 04:34 PM
Blah, blah, blah......I knew that post would bring you out of the wood work...Yeah, it seems your sole purpose is to counter everything I say. :confused:

Calkidd
May 29th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Yeah, it seems your sole purpose is to counter everything I say. :confused:
No I don't.....

Big Kahuna
May 29th, 2008, 04:48 PM
No I don't.....See!

Calkidd
May 29th, 2008, 04:53 PM
See!Blind.....

Big Kahuna
May 29th, 2008, 04:54 PM
Blind.....Werd!

kidmoua
May 29th, 2008, 07:10 PM
ok kids, be nice to each other

GusGus748s
May 29th, 2008, 07:34 PM
I use WD40, but I might give a try to that Dupont stuff to see how it works.

kidmoua
May 29th, 2008, 07:49 PM
I've been using WD40 to clean and haven't run into any problems yet

Bonkers
May 29th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Chain Lube???:D

PRTSMN
May 29th, 2008, 09:32 PM
I've been using WD40 to clean and haven't run into any problems yet

i have the teflon stuff if you wanna try it.

kidmoua
May 30th, 2008, 10:44 AM
i have the teflon stuff if you wanna try it.

ok...

BlooDSMeaR
May 30th, 2008, 11:09 AM
I know that WD-40 will make some types of rubber swell. I dont know the composition of o-,x-ring chains to be able to make a valid clame . However I use WD-40 to clean my wheels not my chain.... I dont want to take the chance.


Any one know what "WD-40" stands for ?

McRacer #11
May 30th, 2008, 11:12 AM
who needs to "clean chains" I Just ride and when it gets dirty... Get a new chain!!! :cool:

PRTSMN
May 30th, 2008, 11:23 AM
I know that WD-40 will make some types of rubber swell. I dont know the composition of o-,x-ring chains to be able to make a valid clame . However I use WD-40 to clean my wheels not my chain.... I dont want to take the chance.


Any one know what "WD-40" stands for ?

Water Displacement #40.
The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and
degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three
technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes
from the project that was to find a "water displacement" compound.
They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The
Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.
Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40
that would hurt you.

When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the first thing that has
ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as
well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop... Voila! It's now
shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.

Here are some of the uses:

1) Protects silver from tarnishing.

2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.

3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.

4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.

5) Keeps flies off cows.

6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.

7) Removes lipstick stains.

8) Loosens stubborn zippers.

9) Untangles jewelry chains.

10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.

11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.

12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.

13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.

14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.

15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.

16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.

17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.

18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for
those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm
the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off.
Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.

19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
Use WD-40!

20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.

21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on
riding mowers.

22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.

23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier
to open.

24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.

25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well
as vinyl bumpers.

26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.

27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.

28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy
handling.

29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running
smoothly.

30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.

31) Removes splattered grease on stove.

32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.

33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.

34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).

35) Removes all traces of duct tape.

36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis
pain.

37) Florida's favorite use is: "cleans and removes love bugs from grills and
bumpers."

38) The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue
of Liberty from the elements.

39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will
be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the
chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in
mind though,using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are
not allowed in some states.

40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and
stops the itch.

41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark
and wipe with a clean rag.

42) Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and
dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick
spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!

43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the
moisture and allow the car to start.
:eek: