How do you guys clean your O-Ring chain?
Posted December 27, 2005 - 03:11 AM
I am also worried that the o-rings will trap the degreaser in the chain, so chain lube won't last that long. O-rings may degrade also with scrubbing and degreaser?
I am not too worried about my current chain, but I will be getting a new x-ring chain and new sprockets soon. I want the chain to last, because they are fairly expensive.
I use chain wax too, I have found that it stays on the chain and doesn't get flung off like chain oil type lube.
Posted December 27, 2005 - 03:14 AM
Posted December 27, 2005 - 05:12 AM
Posted December 27, 2005 - 07:28 AM
Posted December 27, 2005 - 07:41 AM
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Posted December 27, 2005 - 10:11 AM
Posted December 27, 2005 - 10:18 AM
Posted December 27, 2005 - 10:19 AM
soak it, clean the face plates with a small wire brush, then rage all of it. then dry it. then lube it.
Posted December 27, 2005 - 12:17 PM
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Posted December 27, 2005 - 10:00 PM
I scrub it with an old brush
Then I wash it off with a hose
Then I dry it off with paper towels.
Then I soak it in motor oil.
Then I spray Bel-Ray Super Clean Chain Lube On It and let it dry.
Posted December 27, 2005 - 10:36 PM
Posted December 27, 2005 - 10:55 PM
Posted December 27, 2005 - 11:13 PM
Dude, you soak your salmon in gas. Thats crazy. I wash my chain(stock) with my pressure washer, like everything else. Then I run it to heat up the chain, then I lube it with Bel-Ray. I dont know how this ranks, but my chain is two years old and has around 4000 miles on it. Seems to work for me. To me, its a chain, its replaceable, I aint gonna scrub it with a friggen toothbrush(no offense), if I have that much time, I'm going riding. Are stock chains o-ring.
First, I soak it in gasoline for 6-10 hours. Next, I light it on fire and use a torch to burn off any debris. Then I dip the chain into butter (margarine also works), preheat the oven 350 degrees and bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Take the chain out, lightly grease with olive oil and serve on a plate of pasta. Wait a second...I was looking at my Salmon recipe! My bad.
Posted December 28, 2005 - 01:29 PM
if any lube makes it down to the pins&rollers, your O-rings are shot
if I don't put any lube on the chain it tends to be rather noisey, if I lube it with WD40 it gets noisey after 1/2hr
I used to live in PA, now I live in NM. If you're riding conditions change that much your lube should change too.
soak the chain in gas, hell, I soak the whole bike in gas. Then I run it through the tank for 'proper disposal'
Posted December 28, 2005 - 05:23 PM
Posted December 28, 2005 - 05:29 PM
contains no silicon, acid, or acid forming ingredients, petroleum distilates or kerosines
non corrosive, non conductive, non static, non staining, doesnt dry out or gum up, doest wash off with water
check it out at www.inox-mx3.com
and its cheaper than wd 40
it says you can use it on anything from bulldozers to guns, aeroplanes, printers and in all domestic situations.
dont know what the wife will think but at least she wont rust.
Posted December 28, 2005 - 06:16 PM
CT18 great stuff, just discolours a few parts though. Best ever for removing dirt, but I think cleangreen works better. It gets grease off too which CT18 won't. You can get it from BP.
WD40 sux!! it penerates the 0-rings and dissolves the grease.........................hose of the mud and use a little detergent (CT-18) if you like, dry, then spray with silicon.