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post #11 of 16 Old 12-02-2012, 11:22 PM
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you have to clean and lube a chain?

How much does a chain and 2 sprockets cost?


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i've never understood this cleaning and lubing stuff. After 7,000+ km's on my cbr it hasn't seen a spray of lube or any cleaning and i haven't had any issues with the chain nor sprocket. The amount of money spent on cleaning and lubing could go towards a new chain and sprockets when the time comes

Also, if i choose to sell my bike in the next month or two, i will clean and lube it and it will be the first time and no one will know the difference

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Just put it on the rear paddock stand and wind it up in fifth or sixth to 7,000 rpm for five minutes....

YES, I'M KIDDING! Having said that, if you do try this method be sure to put on a chicken suit and film it for YouTube. It would definitely go viral.
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Interested in long chain life?

Opinions needed on chain lube!

I've actually shifted from an oiling can filled w/ ATF to the half a sock approach for both the dirt and street bikes.

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I asked the dealer to lube my chain. They did and now my back wheel is filthy. No more chain lubing for me. I'll buy one when the time comes.

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I asked the dealer to lube my chain. They did and now my back wheel is filthy. No more chain lubing for me. I'll buy one when the time comes.
Did you happen to ask them what they lubed your chain with?

If what they used made a mess of your rear wheel, it wasn't a quality motorcycle specific chain lube... nearly all the common brands are formulated so as not to fling off.

A drive chain (& sprockets) which is routinely lubricated, will significantly out last and perform better than one that is neglected, as well as run quieter. The difference is well worth the cost of a can of chain lube and a little time & effort.
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