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Old 09-30-2009, 10:40 AM   #21
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Re: Silly chain question

Another easy and useful, albeit not thorough solution is Dupont's Teflon Lube. It's "multi-purpose" but says o-ring safe and for use on chains. Can pick it up at Lowe's or the equivalent for less than 5 a can. But besides the nice slippery Teflon to lube the chain, they have a de-gunking formula that really just melts away allllll the sh*z that has accumulated on your chain. You can watch it just drip off the chain. And for that reason I suggest you put a rag over the swingarm and cardboard between the chain and the wheel. That keeps your swingarm mostly clean and who in their right mind wants to have anti-stick Teflon on their tire?? I've used this product with good results. And since it keeps the chain a lot cleaner the interval that you have to pull the chain and do the grunge brush + kerosene approach is extended by a reasonable amount. And yes I know people argue about whether to use this on a sportbike or not, but I've had no ill effects so far.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:42 AM   #22
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I live next to a dairy farm... after it rains I've been known to use my SV in a way not recommended by the manufacturer
ahh, I see. You're one of those...



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Old 09-30-2009, 10:43 AM   #23
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ahh, I see. You're one of those...



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Old 09-30-2009, 12:54 PM   #24
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Re: Silly chain question

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how dirty was your sv that any water pressure was needed?
Dude, my SV's chain is the stuff of nightmares. You have no idea. It's getting replaced though.

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Another easy and useful, albeit not thorough solution is Dupont's Teflon Lube. It's "multi-purpose" but says o-ring safe and for use on chains. Can pick it up at Lowe's or the equivalent for less than 5 a can. But besides the nice slippery Teflon to lube the chain, they have a de-gunking formula that really just melts away allllll the sh*z that has accumulated on your chain. You can watch it just drip off the chain. And for that reason I suggest you put a rag over the swingarm and cardboard between the chain and the wheel. That keeps your swingarm mostly clean and who in their right mind wants to have anti-stick Teflon on their tire?? I've used this product with good results. And since it keeps the chain a lot cleaner the interval that you have to pull the chain and do the grunge brush + kerosene approach is extended by a reasonable amount. And yes I know people argue about whether to use this on a sportbike or not, but I've had no ill effects so far.
I've actually been using this stuff. Seems to work ok, but my chain is so horrific that I doubt I'm getting the full effect.

It's time for a new chain anyway. I'll be changing it when I take the bike apart after my last trackday in a couple weeks.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:16 PM   #25
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Re: Silly chain question

ever tried kerosene? that stuff works wonders man.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:25 PM   #26
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Re: Silly chain question

Well I just washed my chain with water yesterday on account it was pissing rain in Victoria and area. While getting stuck in the Collwood crawl the rain was running down my arms and inside my gloves.
Gonna oil the chain shortly.
Do not use the pressure washer.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:41 PM   #27
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ever tried kerosene? that stuff works wonders man.
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That's all I use. Then I lube with the Dupont Teflon lube if the weather stays dry. If it is going to be damp out I use Maxima Chain Guard. The Teflon lube washes off too easy, hence using two kinds.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:42 PM   #28
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ever tried kerosene? that stuff works wonders man.
Yeah, I have, I was just thinking out loud...err... in text. I won't use the pressure washer.'

I'm just gonna replace the dang thing. I'm chaning the sprockets when I take it apart anyway, might as well replace the 16K mile chain while I'm at it. It's due.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:56 PM   #29
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Re: Silly chain question

Ducati manual says to NEVER use a pressure washer to wash ANY part of the bike.

Just saying.



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Old 09-30-2009, 02:08 PM   #30
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Re: Silly chain question

http://sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html

This is for the real chain cleaners
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