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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Your Maintenance Products In Here!

So what do you guys use to do maintenance on your bike?

Examples include:
- lubing your chain,
- keeping your injectors clean,
- waxing/fixing/polishing your skin, I mean plastics
- Cleaning titanium (or different metals)
- Seafoam?

You get the gist......

Inquiries are more than welcome
Ex. Does this product actually work well?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 12:21 PM
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Chain Lube



Injector Cleaner



Cleaner (you can use this on literally anything on the bike, the metal, plastic, rims, paint, anything)



This stuff is incredible for cleaning your bike, a bottle of this with a microfiber cloth will wipe down any area of your bike spotless and won't leave a single streak.
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Chain cleaning/lubing? Do you want a war???

Personally I clean my chain with that Maxima Clean Up, hose it off, hand dry as much as I can. Then I WD-40 it, wipe off as much excess as possible, and do a light spray of Motul chain lube, wiping off excess after a few minutes have passed.

I'm happy with the result.
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What is this "maintenance" you speak of?

Do you have to leave so soon? I was just about to poison the tea.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
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Chain Lube



Injector Cleaner



Cleaner (you can use this on literally anything on the bike, the metal, plastic, rims, paint, anything)



This stuff is incredible for cleaning your bike, a bottle of this with a microfiber cloth will wipe down any area of your bike spotless and won't leave a single streak.
Now that is what I call a response. Thanks for sharing the info. I'm definitely going to look into the Wax-as-u-dry, looks very promising. You've had enough experience with the Lucas Oil product to recommend it?

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Chain cleaning/lubing? Do you want a war???

Personally I clean my chain with that Maxima Clean Up, hose it off, hand dry as much as I can. Then I WD-40 it, wipe off as much excess as possible, and do a light spray of Motul chain lube, wiping off excess after a few minutes have passed.

I'm happy with the result.
Yup, why not, Maximaaaans.........attack! I use Maxima as well, Their Chain wax is great, but their chain lube is horrid, flings all over the place.

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What is this "maintenance" you speak of?
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I've had 5 bikes, and never once have I used that garb called "chain lube/chain wax". Kerosene on a rag, bike on rear stand, cover chain with kerosene soaked rag and spin the tire. Once your done, dry rag to wipe the excess.

The down fall of chain grease/lube/wax.. It attracts dirt, dirt creates friction, friction creates heat and heat creates stretch. That equals a f$&@ked chain. Don't buy into the gimmicks.
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Now that is what I call a response. Thanks for sharing the info. I'm definitely going to look into the Wax-as-u-dry, looks very promising. You've had enough experience with the Lucas Oil product to recommend it?
No problem, yeah I use Lucas oil and fuel products on my bike and all of my vehicles, it goes a long way to helping the longevity of an engine.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 11:27 AM
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Change the oil n filter and keep the plastics spotless with auri wax. No chain lube never ever. Clean chain free of lube. Everything you need on a chain is sealed internally. I've raced that way n never a problem and my chains last as long as the guys that lube them. Occasionally I'll wipe it off w wd-40. Unless ur riding a Harley you don't have to worry about anything!!!
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I do normal maintenence. Keep the chain clean and lubed, regular oil changes, keep things adjusted and wipe bugs and dirt off with a squirt bottle with water in it.

I've had dozens of bikes over the decades. Put on over 300,000 miles.
I would never waste 1 minute waxing a bike. That's for the bar hopping pirate crowd.

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I don't go to bars when riding !!!
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I do normal maintenence. Keep the chain clean and lubed, regular oil changes, keep things adjusted and wipe bugs and dirt off with a squirt bottle with water in it.

I've had dozens of bikes over the decades. Put on over 300,000 miles.
I would never waste 1 minute waxing a bike. That's for the bar hopping pirate crowd.
Mind posting pics of a bike you own that's never been waxed ? I need to see this.
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A sample. I'll even include my car that DOES get driven in the rain. Never waxed.
The last time I waxed a vehicle was about 1989.
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I use Motul Wash & Wax on all my vehicles car included. I've been using this range for 7 years and leaves the bike with a nice clean shine.
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I've had 5 bikes, and never once have I used that garb called "chain lube/chain wax". Kerosene on a rag, bike on rear stand, cover chain with kerosene soaked rag and spin the tire. Once your done, dry rag to wipe the excess.

The down fall of chain grease/lube/wax.. It attracts dirt, dirt creates friction, friction creates heat and heat creates stretch. That equals a f$&@ked chain. Don't buy into the gimmicks.
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Change the oil n filter and keep the plastics spotless with auri wax. No chain lube never ever. Clean chain free of lube. Everything you need on a chain is sealed internally. I've raced that way n never a problem and my chains last as long as the guys that lube them. Occasionally I'll wipe it off w wd-40. Unless ur riding a Harley you don't have to worry about anything!!!
So both of you are recommending against the OEM instructions to lube your chain every 1000KM.......anyone else just clean and not lube their chains?
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So both of you are recommending against the OEM instructions to lube your chain every 1000KM.......anyone else just clean and not lube their chains?
Me. Because this:

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Everything you need on a chain is sealed internally.
If the intent of more sophisticated X-rings, W-rings, etc., is to seal lubricant in the moving parts, why lube the outside? It's not getting past the seals into the moving parts.

Which means this:

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Don't buy into the gimmicks.
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That 1st bike in ur pics doesn't count.
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https://wd40.com/

Yeah, that's right bitches...I'll fire the opening salvo.

- where I come from, things rust like hell. Nothing beats WD-40 in this regard;
- mechanical things need lubrication to keep things running smoothly and slow down wear & tear;
- people have used WD-40 for ages to take care of their chains. Nothing bad ever came out of it. I'll keep using WD-40, thanks (unless someone releases something much superior).

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