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EastBayThumper

Pismo Beach, NOW RUST!!! newb

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I have a pretty new 2005 YZ450F.

I am still learning how to properly maintain it.. Today was my first time removing my chain.. I am cleaning it in Kerosine. I am going to remove my shift linkage and give it a lube as well as my front tire....

What can I do to get rid of the nasty rust in that bolt.. and keep my sprockets nice and clean??

Doesn't seem like Simple Green 50/50 will be enough.. Any info/links will be appreciated!!!

Thanks.

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I always kinda soak each bolt 'n' nut that I take off in some kind of WD-40 type chemical... Or some Metal Parts Cleaner, they seem to come out clean and also screw back in a whole lot better.... I do about 90% sand riding and I know that those bolts can take a beating so I'd just get some Metal Parts Cleaner and soak em... Hope this helps...

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PB Blaster

Best stuff ever, works great to loosen all bolts and is a much better protective lube than WD40. Just use it in moderation and keep it away from things that get really hot. If not you'll have a wonderful smelly bike as the chemicals burn away.

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IMO the best technique to keep your bike from rusting is stay away from the salt air and sand. I would clean your chain with WD40 and then lube with chain lube. Buy a tube of anti-seize and put on the threads of your chain adjusters where they thread into the swingarm and on the nut and axle bolt. I would clean and lube with water proof grease both the front and rear axles. The sand also tends to get inside your rear suspension linkages and bearings causing premature wear.

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That bolt will always have rust on it - spray it with lube to make it look better...and stay out of any salt water...or tear it (linkage) completely down afterwards clean and relube

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Pismo is a beautiful place but I will never take my bike there. We spent 3 days there a few years ago & just took the quads. I spent so much time & WD 40 after I got home just to stop the rust. My new toolbox buckles even rusted just sitting in the back of my truck :thumbsup: There's really nothing you can do except maybe rinse the bikes off at night & then cover them up or keep them in the toy hauler. Perhaps next time I go one of you guys will be nice enough to let me borrow on of your bikes...I got lots of WD 40!!!!!!!!!!!

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