Bean Clean

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  1. motoretro

    motoretro Been here awhile

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    I'm interested in purchasing this product for cleaning M/C chains, has anyone tried it? Success? I've been trying to contact the company although without success over the last week. Are they in business presently?
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  2. CycleDoc59

    CycleDoc59 Wrench Rider

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    So-called chain cleaners usually use Naphtha-type
    solvents as the active ingredient. Coleman fuel is Naphtha.

    A better, cheaper solution is a small pump-up sprayer
    as used for garden stuff - filled w/kerosene.
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    FatBob aka blinkerbob!

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  4. motoretro

    motoretro Been here awhile

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    Your link didn't work for me, This is the company I tried to contact w/ their products;
    http://www.chaindrain.com/

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  5. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    I've never used that prticular product, but it is a Soy based degreaser. I love soy based degreasers. They work well (you do need some mechanical agitation for them to work though), don't smell up the shop in the winter, and can be reused just like any petrolium based dgreaser (just let the crud settle out and draw clean degreaser off of the top). You should be able to find the same product in a different brand locally (at WalMart or a farm store).
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  6. motoretro

    motoretro Been here awhile

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    My concern is getting something Soy based which works well w/ o-ring chains. I'll do some more searching.
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  7. motoretro

    motoretro Been here awhile

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    I'm not having any luck finding any other Soy Bean based cleaner for chains with O-rings. I'm thinking about using "Simple Green" & shop towel to just wipe off the worse grunge before applying new lube. I figured as long as I don't let it sit too long afterwards to avoid flash rusting before applying new lube I would be OK.....:earThoughts?
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  8. lnewqban

    lnewqban Ninjetter

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    I would say that the practicality of any cleaner depends on the type of O-ring lube you use (moly-based or wax-based).

    Most dedicated products don't work any better than kerosene:
    http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/motorcycle-chain-cleaner/
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  9. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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  10. motoretro

    motoretro Been here awhile

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    After (4) E-mails and a phone call, all unanswered, I gave up. Would love to try their products although tough to do so without a return contact.
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  11. infoatnmmoto

    infoatnmmoto with the band

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    I just ordered some. I'll let you know how it goes.
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  12. motoretro

    motoretro Been here awhile

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    Wow that's interesting. Still no replies to my e-mails and phone call.
    Please let me know if and when you receive it and what you think.
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  13. Navy Chief

    Navy Chief Long timer

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    Please do update this when you receive what you ordered, I am interested but more than a little leery of ordering from someplace that will not communicate....
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  14. infoatnmmoto

    infoatnmmoto with the band

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    Came via UPS yesterday. Now you have to wait until I clean my chain again. That might take a little time.....:lol3
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  15. motoretro

    motoretro Been here awhile

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    Did you order directly through their website without speaking to someone via the phone? Happy with packing and delivery time? Thanks for the follow-up.
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  16. infoatnmmoto

    infoatnmmoto with the band

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    I think I ordered this last Saturday so from CT to NM was five business days by UPS ground. I found out about it on another site and don't recall any bad reviews. I ordered two cans and the chain drain catch container. Like I said I am not looking forward to chain cleaning but when I do I'll post info and maybe some pics. :1drink
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  17. motoretro

    motoretro Been here awhile

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    Did you get a chance to try out the product yet? I'm up to my ass in leaves although would like to do a clean and lube on the chain before putting the bike away in a couple weeks.
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  18. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    If there is a biodiesel supplier in your area, get a gallon and try that. You need pure biodiesel ,B100, not a blend.

    It has super solvent properties, and works as well as proprietary stuff that sells for 40 - 60/gallon vs. 4.50 for soy diesel. Try soaking an old oring in it first to verify no damage.
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  19. motoretro

    motoretro Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tip, I'll check my local suppliers.
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  20. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    I use the Eco friendly paint thinner from a hardware store (Home Depot also carries it). Non flammable, it is milky white with a very slow evaporation rate. I soaked an old o-ring chain in it for 4 weeks (as a test) and it did not damage the o-rings as far as I could tell.

    It also works well for removing grease from ballbearings before repacking.
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