Well Whitey, I hate to have to tell you this but you may need to replace it sooner than you want. That wire brush thing may have done in your O rings. They are only rubber you know.I have 900 miles on my bike due to working too many hours to enjoy life. I went out yesterday and it has been sitting for about a month. My chain was rusted pretty badly with several links being really tight. I Put it on the lift and hosed it down with deep creep really well and let it sit overnight. Today I went out and sprayed it down again and worked each link by hand making them as good as possible. I then fired it up and put it in gear and let it idle on the lift and I held a wire brush against the chain on both sides and the top and bottom to clean it really well and then soaked it good with white lithium grease. My question is what is the best way to keep my chain lubed. I had cleaned it every 150 miles. The last time I rode it we had about 6 inches of snow and I rode it to work for a few hours and came home and just squirted abunch of wd-40 on it but didnt clean it really. I dont want to buy a chain because I did something wrong.