How do you guys clean your O-Ring chain?
Posted December 29, 2005 - 07:05 AM
Posted December 29, 2005 - 11:06 AM
Posted December 29, 2005 - 02:43 PM
Posted December 29, 2005 - 02:55 PM
Come on mate get fair dinkum, petroleum stuff's um faster.
O-ring chains should be cleaned with petroleum (wd-40 eats o-rings!!!) and lubed with chainspray. Voila!
There's no need for chain lube anyway all it does is attract dust and it turns into grinding paste.
I like this thread, I might start a "which is the best oil thread"
Posted December 29, 2005 - 04:30 PM
These chain lube threads always seem to get a plethora of contrasting answers so I'll add mine. I pressure wash my bikes everytime with Simple green, I'll gently spray off any major gunk off the chain. I'll completely dry the chain with a rag, sometimes with compressed air. NEVER have the engine on and have the bike in gear while drying the chain, my wife told me that one of her co-workers husbands cut off his fingers while cleaning his chain just last year... It's serious stuff.... I used to do it everytime, it's stupid, don't do it....
Anyway, once the chain is dry I'll take a wire brush to the chain to clean it up. Then, I apply Maxima "Chainwax".... I've been using the product for years, on all of my WRs.. It doesn't attract dirt or dust, it protects the chain from rust and lubes the chain. Some people say that Chainwax isn't a legitimate product.. It's been very good to me.....
Posted December 29, 2005 - 04:41 PM
Thats just asking to loose a finger!
NEVER have the engine on and have the bike in gear while drying the chain, my wife told me that one of her co-workers husbands cut off his fingers while cleaning his chain just last year... It's serious stuff.... I used to do it everytime, it's stupid, don't do it....
I know a few people that have lost fingers, the most recently, one mate was polishing his rim and the rag got caught in the chain. One second his finger was there, next it was gone!
I like chain wax much better than lube. It stays on the chain!
Posted December 30, 2005 - 06:08 PM
Posted December 30, 2005 - 06:25 PM
I use diesel instead of gas. Not as flamable and it does have some lubrication properties. I have had really good luck with the Motorex chain lube in the red can. Everything else seems to atract sand and dirt.
I soak my chain in Premium unleaded gasoline for about 30 minutes.
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 30, 2005 - 06:28 PM
What? No Midget for good measure? If the lolly-pop guild finds out your gonna have trouble.
I throw mine in a bath with two dykes and a load of baby oil ...always comes out clean
Posted December 30, 2005 - 08:56 PM
Posted December 31, 2005 - 07:49 AM
For chains too....
silicon lube is the best for in-between waxings
Posted December 31, 2005 - 09:25 AM
Actually you should not put any "lube" on an O ring chain. The O rings seal in the lube on the pins. Anything you put on the outside of the chain cannot get into the pins and just causes sand and grit to build up on the outside where it causes more rapid sproket wear. Just wash it off and spray it with WD40 keep it from rusting.
I 2nd that.
Posted January 03, 2006 - 05:08 PM
I have used wd 40 on everything since i can remember learning how to use a spray can until a mate of mine with an obsessive compulsive cleaning disorder told me about INOX ( australian made). its designed for marine use .
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.
Ummm yeah, but it also says:
"CAUTION: INOX MAY EFFECT SOME NATURAL RUBBER PRODUCTS WITH CONTINUAL LONG TERM USE"
The "O" rings are rubber - this would be a problem ?