Whats the best way to clean and lube your chain between rides???
Posted October 16, 2001 - 07:44 AM
Posted October 16, 2001 - 05:35 PM
It's your world, I just play in it!
2000 WR400, WB E-Series w/7 discs, stock header, Thumper bar risers, GUTS Racing seat, Cut Grey Wire, WR timing, Standard mods.
Posted October 17, 2001 - 08:22 PM
Posted October 18, 2001 - 02:44 AM
I clean my chain with a diluted mixture of simple green and a soft bristle brush, Then coat my chain with slick 50 spray lube. (although It's getting harder to find).
1999 WR 400F:
Headlight Removed,Odo Removed,Gray Wire - Cut,Throttle Stop - Trimmed,YZ Timing,GYT-R Pro-Bend Hand Guards /Tripple Clamp Mounts,YZ Front/Rear Fender,YZ Number Plate,Race Tech Suspension(by MXTuner),Dunlop 756 Front and Rear,Renthal Fat Bars W/GYT-R Pad,Renthal 14/53 Gearing,DID Race Chain
Custom Grips,Graphics by CEET,White Brothers E-Series Exhaust,Modified Compression Release,Acerbis Frame Guards
Posted October 18, 2001 - 03:27 AM
works for me.
1975 KZ900 - project bike
Posted October 18, 2001 - 03:30 AM
I used to use the gringe brush, a 3 sided brush made for chains. Works fantastic!
Now I cheat in a big way...I have a motojackrack which suspends the wheels while "trailering". Now I just powerwash the bike with it on the rack, and hit the chain (and sprocket) as I rotate the rear tire. Comes out real clean. After washing, I revolve the rear wheel a few times to fling the water out, then use a little WD-40 on it to keep from rusting. My last 2 chains have been DID VMX rings and the DO hold up to this treatment pretty well. No kinking or sticky links noted, 1 chain per year of riding. The regina I had awhile back died/rusted very quickly!
If I know the ride is going to be real muddy, I'll spray PAM on the chain to keep the mud from accumulating as much. This buildup is what eats the chain/sprockets.
Posted October 18, 2001 - 04:09 AM
Posted October 18, 2001 - 04:44 AM
I make sure I don't hit it full force. I hold it far away and hit the chain straight on. I then oil it with motor oil. if I'm in a real rush I ude wd40 to keep it from rusting.
The chain only has to last as long as the sprokets. So Its not super critical to make it last a long time. I just replace the chain when I replace the sprokets.
01 WR426 Uncorked, YZ throttle stop, Grey wire cut, BK mod. Do I dare change to YZ timing. (soon)
Posted October 18, 2001 - 05:02 AM