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Feb 14th 2019, 02:10 PM   #16
 
  Jun 2016
  Portland area

That stuff is magic on keeping electrical connectors from corroding.

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Feb 18th 2019, 09:48 AM   #17
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
acf50 is chain lube?
Feb 18th 2019, 11:04 AM   #18
 Parilla125's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

This is kind of funny. I have almost always used, 'TaaDaa!' Actual chain lube! Made for chains! Crazy, I know. Right?
Feb 20th 2019, 09:21 AM   #19
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  Jan 2016
  space needle

Quote:
Originally Posted by Parilla125
This is kind of funny. I have almost always used, 'TaaDaa!' Actual chain lube! Made for chains! Crazy, I know. Right?
and how's that working out for ya? post some close-up pics of your mc chain!
Feb 23rd 2019, 01:45 PM   #20
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  Jan 2016
  space needle

pic of chain I'm replacing...bike I bought recently was stored in an uninsulated shed in eastern wa and used in snow quite a bit.

I'll post up an update pic next year if I remember...

pretty sure a poll 'Are you sick and tired of chain lubes?!?' would heavily favor 'Hell Yes!'
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Feb 23rd 2019, 04:29 PM   #21
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

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Originally Posted by Nathan
and how's that working out for ya? post some close-up pics of your mc chain!
Well, good actually. Or at least I can say it doesn't have any kinks in it when I spin it on a stand. I use the Motul chain lube on the only bike with a non o-ring chain, but I ride it in salt water so it kind of makes no difference what I use on it. It rusts up even though I hose the bike off with hot water when I am done.
The other bikes I have are two with o-ring chains, one shaft and one belt.
Just noticed your pic is an 0-ring chain! I am surprised at the amount of rust that appears to be inside the sealed part. Do you use a pressure washer when you clean your bike?

Edited by Parilla125 on Feb 23rd 2019 at 04:32 PM
Feb 23rd 2019, 04:33 PM   #22
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

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Originally Posted by Hachi
Love my Tutoro oiler! 20 min install. Keep forgetting to even look at the chain once in awhile.

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That was where HD originally got the rep for leaking. The early ones had a chain oiler built in. I like the idea but it is messy. I like the Tutoro set up. I may have to get one of those...

Edited by Parilla125 on Feb 23rd 2019 at 04:45 PM
Feb 23rd 2019, 05:50 PM   #23
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  R1200ST, CB350
On my chain driven bikes I clean with kerosene and relube every few tankfuls, 3-500 miles, or just if it seems like I haven't done it in too long. A couple of observations:

1. I've been using Motul for some years, and while the excess does fling off -- I've found a pretty fun accumulation under the front sprocket cover after a few thousand miles -- it never entirely disappears from the sprocket teeth, I can feel it stlll there, kind of waxy-feeling with bare fingertips before I put the gloves on and start cleaning.

2. It's an ideal excuse to just inspect the bottom end of your bike, since you're out there crouching around beside it anyway. You spot new nicks and dings on the rims, corrosion on the sidestand spring hooks (doesn't take much of that before they snap*) all that fun stuff.

Until I started mostly riding a shaftie it became an essential part of my routine, and I wouldn't use an oiler if you gave it to me and offered to install it.


*Protip: One of many good reasons to have a few double-sided velcro strips, zip ties or those big rubberized wire twisties in your toolkit is if your sidestand spring breaks you can still tie it up and ride home.
Feb 24th 2019, 05:52 AM   #24
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
Quote:
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corrosion on the sidestand spring hooks (doesn't take much of that before they snap*) .
I've seen nice days wrecked by a kick stand that fails in the down position from a busted/lost spring. always, always carry a zip tie or two. that said, shoestring, bread tie, hoodie draw string, whatever, long as you notice it before it gets involved in a fun left hand turn circus act.
Feb 24th 2019, 09:58 AM   #25
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

A guy at work left his side stand down on his very old Honda (no lockout). He did not know it was down until he entered a LH corner. He decided it was a good idea to 'whip' the bike over to try and force it up. Yup, he wrecked.
Not a spring thing, but still can show what happens when it is down. I like the switches that keep me from being 'stupid'.
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Feb 25th 2019, 06:28 AM   #26
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  Jan 2016
  space needle

Quote:
Originally Posted by Parilla125
Well, good actually. Or at least I can say it doesn't have any kinks in it when I spin it on a stand. I use the Motul chain lube on the only bike with a non o-ring chain, but I ride it in salt water so it kind of makes no difference what I use on it. It rusts up even though I hose the bike off with hot water when I am done.
The other bikes I have are two with o-ring chains, one shaft and one belt.
Just noticed your pic is an 0-ring chain! I am surprised at the amount of rust that appears to be inside the sealed part. Do you use a pressure washer when you clean your bike?
saw your earlier post saying no lube req'd for o-ring chains - you've seen the light!

the rusted chain is off I dirtbike I just bought. I think the rust is mostly from it being ridden in snow and stored in uninsulated shed, then left alone for a while...not sure if po used pressure washer, I don't think so.
Feb 25th 2019, 09:46 AM   #27
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathan
pic of chain I'm replacing...bike I bought recently was stored in an uninsulated shed in eastern wa and used in snow quite a bit.

I'll post up an update pic next year if I remember...

pretty sure a poll 'Are you sick and tired of chain lubes?!?' would heavily favor 'Hell Yes!'
I dunno, I enjoy quality time with my Ducati, gently lubing her chain...
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