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This is all a bad idea,you are removing any lube and it cant be good. Kerosene is like 2.50 a gal if even that. And keeping the chain pristine isnt important either, I have 18,000 miles on my original.
 

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dirty used kerosene?

I used kerosene for the first time recently instead of WD40. I used the oil catch bucket to catch the kerosene coming off the chain.

*What do you All do with the old solvents?! *
Seriously. (bout a quart for me)

I bring the old oil to oil change garage

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svslider said:
This is all a bad idea,you are removing any lube and it cant be good. Kerosene is like 2.50 a gal if even that. And keeping the chain pristine isnt important either, I have 18,000 miles on my original.
If you cleaned it up real good with kerosene you'd be doing the same thing. As long as you re-lube you're alright.
 

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I prefer to follow my mom's advice. If you don't get it dirty, you don't have to clean up later :wink:
 
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The thing is we know kerosene cant get past the o rings. We wont know if goop doesnt until some people get lots of miles on their goop cleaned chains.
 

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I think that the main thing here is that goop doesn't break down the rubber o-rings. In my understanding one of the main reasons for chain failure is solvents breaking down the rubber in the o-rings and allowing the lube to escape.
 

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kerosene is much cheaper than goop. the only thing goop does is make the chain look brighter, but the chain doesn't care if it looks shiny, it only matters that it's not clogged with crud.
 

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To each his own.. Personally I'm glad not to have to deal with the caustic solvents and disposal of waste.
 

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If you'd take care of chain maitenance at more frequent intervals you wouldn't need to use a wire brush,
 

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grrr youtube zombie clip not working!
 

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That's the one! Good call TeeRiver!
 

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Well, seeing as this ancient thread came back (I didn't even own a bike when the last post was made!) we might as well find out: How are the Goop chains doing?
 
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