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View Results: How do you guys prefer to take care of your chains?
Lube and clean after every ride.....the bike chain, not the women lol 14 31.11%
Lube and clean whenever it gets noisy or I feel guilty 19 42.22%
Just clean with WD-40 5 11.11%
Its an o-ring chain, no lubing needed, and only clean when its really dirty/muddy 8 17.78%
Hookers for maintainence 2 4.44%
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
Sierra Thumper OP
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Question Yep another one of these lol....want to get y'alls feedback on chain maintainence

On my streetbikes that never see dirt or rain, I clean and lube the chains every 800-1000 miles or so, the chains stay nice and quiet with lube on them during that time. On my dualsport, after one short dry dirt ride the lube is gone...if I want to keep it greasy to the touch, I'd need to lube it continously....which honestly with 4 bikes and a busy schedule I don't really have time for.

So how long do you guys get out of a chain with constant lubing vs less often? If the difference isn't too much I might just lube less and replace chains and sprockets more often as needed
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