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Old 01-26-2009, 06:13 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by Bamaboy
I never heard of anyone lubing a motorcycle chain with WD40! Always a first for everything.

"WD-40 protects metal from rust and corrosion, penetrates stuck parts, displaces moisture, and lubricates just about anything. WD-40 is also great when it comes to cleaning grease, grime, and other marks from most surfaces." -- WD40 website
Lubricates "just about anything" does not include the rubber 0-ring seals in the chain. The stuff attacks rubber and plastic. And yes...once it penetrates past the 0-rings it will disolve the grease sealed inside effectively ruining your chain.

It is a great cleaner. It will protect from rust and displace water. It WILL lubricate stuff, but for about 15 minutes before it is gone.
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