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Hey guys, so I had a question on cleaning a chain well, I know some chains have an oring that seals the grease inside whereas some do not. I've been told that you can use diesel fuel as well as kerosene then go over with a heavy weight oil. If you use the cleaner like kerosene on the chains that have orings that seal in the grease wouldn't that trap the cleaner in that space and prehaps never allowing the oil to get into the spaces that it needs to be in? Also what kind of oil should be used to protect the chain? I heard just a heavy gear oil would work fine..
 

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Hey guys, so I had a question on cleaning a chain well, I know some chains have an oring that seals the grease inside whereas some do not. I've been told that you can use diesel fuel as well as kerosene then go over with a heavy weight oil. If you use the cleaner like kerosene on the chains that have orings that seal in the grease wouldn't that trap the cleaner in that space and prehaps never allowing the oil to get into the spaces that it needs to be in? Also what kind of oil should be used to protect the chain? I heard just a heavy gear oil would work fine..
With respect to cleaning, if you totally soak the chain in kerosene then it will dissolve some of the internal lube. That that will disappear over time anyway. Most motorcycle chain lubes are intended to work their way past the o-rings and get inside.

Heavy oil is fine for standard chains but it really isn't the best for o-ring chains since the oil can't easily get past the 0-rings. A lot of good suggestions have been made for chain lubes in here.
 

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clean your chain with WD 40 oil which is kerosene based and use a stiff plastic bristle brush (NOT a wire brush) to clean the chain (put it on a rear paddock stand for ease when turn the rear wheel) then get a rag and wipe any excess oil off it,then re oil the chain with a high quality chain lube......re oil the chain after every ride soon as you get off the bike when the chain is warm as the oil will soak in to o rings and all the joints of the chain.....:thumbup:
 

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clean your chain with WD 40 oil which is kerosene based and use a stiff plastic bristle brush (NOT a wire brush) to clean the chain (put it on a rear paddock stand for ease when turn the rear wheel) then get a rag and wipe any excess oil off it,then re oil the chain with a high quality chain lube......re oil the chain after every ride soon as you get off the bike when the chain is warm as the oil will soak in to o rings and all the joints of the chain.....:thumbup:

+1000 on lubing it after you get done riding but you don't have to do it every time....every 600ish miles works :thumbup:
 

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very true. go to a bike dealer and buy urself some chain lube. its very inexpensive
 
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