um oops there goes my chain



3 replies to this topic
  • yamahasocal450

Posted August 01, 2003 - 06:37 PM

#1

well i looked at my rear wheel and left side under the casing and thought it was pretty dirty so i took the simple green and sprayed down everything including the chain which i got pretty good, did i make a mistake by spraying hte chain with degreaser :D.. but i did lube it after :)

  • aki

Posted August 01, 2003 - 10:55 PM

#2

I would check the seal under the front sprocket. I changed mine yesterday. There was a dripping oil coming out from it (sort of automatic chain lube). The bike was only driven about 340miles. It took about 1hr.

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  • needsprayer

Posted August 02, 2003 - 03:48 AM

#3

Yamahasocal,

The Simple Green won't hurt your chain. If it is an O-Ring or X-Ring chain use a soft brush so you don't ruin the outside rubber rings. The internal lube will stay in place as long as those rings aren't compromised.

I used to use Simple Green, now I use Dawn. Dawn is cheaper and just as good for cleaning. When I am done I use a good dry chain lube. The dry chain lube will drive out the remaining water and leave a dry lubricating film behind.

Whenever I do a quick 'spray off the dust and ride' I use WD40 to drive off the remaining water.

  • yamahasocal450

Posted August 02, 2003 - 06:09 AM

#4

i checked the seal that was good...then i just put wd40 on it and silkolene chain lube seems good... i just didnt want the orings to break down and mess up the chain thanks guys :) :D




 
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