Chain care

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Flashdog, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    Screw it!

    Just do like the final drive crowd does...........ignore it till it busts, then whine to your dealer about getting it fixed under warranty!:lol3
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  2. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    I never actually bothered with it much, but I have recently started covering them in mud. It gets really dirty, really fast!
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  3. monkey-butt

    monkey-butt Adventurer

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    I Oil My Guns in Church, just to save on the hassle. But I clean my chain every 1000 or more if it looks grungy. I then do a light spray of chain wax. Chain life also depends on the environment you are `riding in too. remember your milage may vary.
    Cheers
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  4. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    What about This? I am sure there has been plenty of discussion, but this is what I am considering. I notice if I don't maintain my chain frequently it creates a lot more drag and heat.
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  5. holckster

    holckster dougholck

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    One more thing to maintain and if you don't notice it's empty or has quit working you have an unmaintained chain.
    I like the idea of visually checking the chain daily.
    So at the end of each day's ride while the chain is still warm I spray with PJ1 Blue Lable.
    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/14/71/988/12509/ITEM/PJ1-Blue-Label-Chain-Lube.aspx
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  6. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    I would still visually inspect and clean my chain if I had the auto oiler. Just wondering how it holds up in off road riding.
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  7. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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  8. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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    This is the DuPont chain saver product. I've been using the dupont Multi use spray but will definitely try this out if I can find it.
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