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Old 05-27-2012, 05:43 AM   #31
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Justice Brothers makes the best lube I've tried.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:08 AM   #32
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Location: Columbus, GA
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Originally Posted by Jacl-Kampuchea View Post

Yeah, I wasn't taking any of those claims as fact. Although, depending on the quality of a chain to begin with, I'd say it's certainly possible if unlikely.

30k on his chain I kind of believe, as I don't think I know anybody so anal about cleaning and lubing every hour when riding.

I have 10k on one chain and sprocket on my Honda. Chain is near done, sprockets seem OK.

I got 100 hours out of the last chain and sprockets on my KTM RFS, prompting the thread.
I had kinks so bad, even after cleaning the chain and maintaining correctly that I gave up on that oem chain on the klr...

Ill save up for a good chain one of these days, set it and forget it, and only wipe down...

pressures washer is a no no, on a motorcycle...even if you try to be carfeful you always do some damage


x2 on kerosene or deisel as the cleaning agent, NOT GASOLNE
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Foot dragger View Post
He would be about the only mechanic who swears that o-ring chains "dry out" in 4 or 5 months. Its his own personal wives tale. He may be pulling your crank also about getting 30K on any chain and sprocket regardless of lube. Some guys exaggerate wildly to prove a claim.
Ive used o-ring chains for many years,they wouldnt sell so well if they dried out.
I have almost 26,000 miles on my OEM chain and sprockets. Chain maintenance done every 400-450 miles; clean well with brush and kerosene, wipe off excessive kerosene, spray on lithium grease (and that is 26,000 miles in a little over 3 years). Rear sprocket is due to be replaced at end of this season; rear sprocket just now beginning to show a little hook on the teeth. Chain still looks like new when cleaned and greased. Front sprocket-cant tell any wear on the sprocket; I am going to change it anyways when I change the rear sprocket.
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