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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-31-2010, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Better method?

Just wondering if anyone has a better method to do their maintenance on their chain? Currently I use kerosene to clean the chain. Works really well but is messy and I use alot of it. I just pour it on and use a brush to scrub the grime off. My garage has no water so using a pressure washer is out. Any method used must be done in the garage due to a foot of snow outside? Suggestions are appreciated. My method just doesn't seem very efficient.
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If you find a way to clean a chain on the bike without getting messy, let me know.
Back in the old days with master link clips, one could just remove the chain and soak it in a pan of kerosene and scrub it clean, dry it and lube it, then reinstall.
(Actually before O-ring chains, you would heat the chain in a pan of kerosene to have it penetrate into the rollers)
But not with riveted master links these days.

You might be able to find some matting to throw down under the swingarm with some absorbent towels to prevent staining the floor, but you may just have to wait until spring with the weather warms up and roll it outside.
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Old thread but thought id share...

...A pickle?...

http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/chain-pickle/
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Lmao! Who woulda thunk?
I'm going to give it a try.
The article points out they used Claussen brand (my favorite) because the cucumbers are NOT cooked like vlassic or others.

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Lmao! Who woulda thunk?
I'm going to give it a try.
The article points out they used Claussen brand (my favorite) because the cucumbers are NOT cooked like vlassic or others.
Dill, Kosher, or bread & butter?
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Dill, Kosher, or bread & butter?
Why, Dill, of course. Kosher might be my next choice, and lets not forget the Sweet Gherkins for your bicycle chain.

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There's always the infamous "How NOT to clean your chain" thread over from gixxer.com - pics are not for the faint of heart (if they are still posted, that is):

http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=242261


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There's always the infamous "How NOT to clean your chain" thread over from gixxer.com - pics are not for the faint of heart (if they are still posted, that is):

http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=242261

Whoooooaaaaaa!
dammit Cobra-- Now i'm going to have that image in my mind all day.
most of the pictures are gone, but the couple that are left are extreme.

I feel really sorry for that guy.

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That is nasty stuff, That is some thing I would never do, I.Q is questionable on him.
I mean hell, think !!! It is a chain and sprocket, ( Chainsaw in a sense !! ) spinning around with with decent mass too.
Not that I do not feel bad for him, because I do. But man The stuff some peeps do.

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