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post #1 of 21 Old 05-08-2010, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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the right way to clean a chain?

I wasn't sure what section to put this in so I hope this is ok. But anyways, is it ok to just spray the chain with WD-40 and nothing else. Ive rode a Rancher for along time and dont really know the right way to maintain a chain. Do I need to get oils and sprays??

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I've always been told that the problem with WD-40 is that it attracts dirt....if that makes sense....All I do is use a general cleaner such as purple magic, and a grunge brush (http://www.bing.com/shopping/Finish-...rce&FORM=ENCA2) and spin the tires while holding the brush on it. on my motorcycle I just use some kerosene and a tooth brush. The thing that you really want to do tho is make sure that when you are done cleaning it, dry it out, and to do so just jack up the rear end and let it idle in 1st gear for a little while. Then I use some good O-Ring safe chain lube, and voila. A thing I have noticed on this bike is how hard it is to keep the sprocket and everything else by it clean, so I usually use Gunk every couple of washings to get it all cleaned back up.

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Well every kind of lube is gonna attract dust. Theres no way around that. I never bother with cleaning the chain and all of the chains on all my toys have lasted untill sold or stolen.

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napa does have a chain and cable lube in a spray can that I have used. it said on the can that it doesnt attract dirt/dust and sand. I works great on our tow trucks.I can get the part # if any one wants it.
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napa does have a chain and cable lube in a spray can that I have used. it said on the can that it doesnt attract dirt/dust and sand. I works great on our tow trucks.I can get the part # if any one wants it.
Yeah I would like the part #. Its hard to believe that any lube will not attract dust unless it drys but then it wont lube anymore lol. I'll give it a try though.

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PB Blaster doesn't attract dust, and this is what I use.........http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...hain-Lube.aspx

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LPS 1 also doesn't attract much dust, but it's very thin so I don't know how well it would work on a chain. Works wonders on hinges and what not though.
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I used Bell Ray chain lube. It's very messy and the chain has to be warm to apply it properly. I switched to Motroex (red can) because the chain stays cleaner, no fling off and it goes on with the chain being cold. For cleaning I make sure I hose the dirt/mud off, then clean it with WD40 on a rag, then spray the chain lube on .

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I use heave weight gear oil. It seems to work pretty well.

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I used Bell Ray chain lube.
I use Bel Ray also, but the "super clean" stuff. The original Bel Ray stuff is horrible, but the super clean seems to work well. Does not make a big mess or attract dirt. I have been using it for years.

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