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post #11 of 40 Old 03-02-2012, 05:50 PM
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i always just use gas and a toothbrush in a bucket. then slap it back on clip in the master link and relube. takes about 30 minutes total.
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post #12 of 40 Old 07-10-2012, 11:32 PM
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So does it just have a master link like a bicycle? Never tried takin it off just to clean it.

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Man, that was quick. I knew I shouldn't have posted that. The dogs alerted and there are two guys wearing sunglasses in a black Escalade in front of my house. If they get out, I'll have to set the dogs on them, grab the Mossberg, pull the igniter for the steel-lined room where I keep my documents and hit the escape tunnel.

Sorry to clutter up your thread, Buildit. Agree with your views on chain maintenance. Find something that's safe for your chain o-rings and use it frequently for cleaning and lube. For the record, my choice is ATF. Dexron only, though. Mercon will destroy your chain.
NOW he tells me about Mercon... I happened to have some you see......
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NOW he tells me about Mercon... I happened to have some you see......
I actually gave up on the ATF. I found it didn't leave a good enough coating between applications to prevent rust on the chain side plates.

I've been using grease all Summer with excellent results.

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great how to. need to stop being so lazy.
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post #16 of 40 Old 04-16-2014, 04:08 PM
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Always good to see how others do things.
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post #17 of 40 Old 04-21-2014, 10:28 PM
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One of the guys in my club uses 90 weight. He puts it on each roller with a Q tip. LOL He is retired so he has plenty of time. Claims he gets 30,000 out of a chain.

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post #18 of 40 Old 05-11-2014, 03:24 PM
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Pressure wand at the local car wash for me.
Ride it home about 2 miles. Displace water with WD40. wipe it and then lube with a mix of bar oil and old school ATF with lots of zinc. Wipe it off after 15 mins.
I use a squeeze bottle with a small opening works perfect.
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post #19 of 40 Old 11-29-2015, 07:10 AM
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Older thread resurrection

I use WD-40 to clean it, WD-40 and a brush when it's bad.
Gear lube the thing, ride a few miles, wipe off the rim and forget about it the rest
of the tankful of gas.

(That's with a center stand rolling the wheel while the crud drips out on
the cleaning portion)

Tried grease, oils, wax, and WD-40. Pretty much anything works.
Anything other than dry seems fine in 30+ years of trying 30 cans of
spray on perfection LOL.


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post #20 of 40 Old 11-29-2015, 09:01 AM
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I like to use diesel and a toothbrush to clean the chain. Diesel's safer than gas and cheaper than anything in a spray can and has some rust preventative and lube qualities if I forget to follow-up with a chain lube after.
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