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I am wondering how often I shoud clean and lube / lube only ? or if i should even ever lube only...

i figure i should lube it every 300 to 400 miles (right?) but should i clean it every time i lube it?

what do you do?

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alright, but how do you remove rust without taking the chain off? btw i hate rain...
 

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this might be as good a time as any to ask this...

is there any trick to lubing your chain and not have a ton of lube from flying off everywhere that first ride? I give my chain a good shot of lube then take a rag and try to get off as much excess as I can. No matter how much effort I give it, still greasey oil everywhere everytime!

I have a feeling this might just be one of those things since I haven't figured out a way around it yet. Damn you cyntrifical force! If you found the secret method, do tell.
 

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02EP3 said:
this might be as good a time as any to ask this...

is there any trick to lubing your chain and not have a ton of lube from flying off everywhere that first ride? I give my chain a good shot of lube then take a rag and try to get off as much excess as I can. No matter how much effort I give it, still greasey oil everywhere everytime!

I have a feeling this might just be one of those things since I haven't figured out a way around it yet. Damn you cyntrifical force! If you found the secret method, do tell.
Get good quality lube like PJ1. THere is another lube that is good, I think it's called Bel-ray, but it goes on white. THe PJ1 goes on clear and dries pretty sticky. Make sure you put it on a warm chain though. THe only problem I have with PJ1 is that both cans I've used like to leak when you are spraying it, and it gets all over your fingers. I use a chain brush that came with cleaner (about $15) to clean the chain, but I've started using WD40 too with a rag, and wrap the rag over the top and bottom side of the chain and run it back and forth to wipe down all the rollers. Either have your bike on a rear stand or just push the bike to advance the chain to clean the other parts.
 

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What is the consitency of that PJ1? The chain lube i have (i forget what brand it is...hmmm) is more like WD40 in viscocity. But when i put on a new DID chain it was lubed with something more like a white lithium grease. Is that what the PJ1 is like?
 

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02EP3 said:
What is the consitency of that PJ1? The chain lube i have (i forget what brand it is...hmmm) is more like WD40 in viscocity. But when i put on a new DID chain it was lubed with something more like a white lithium grease. Is that what the PJ1 is like?
Bel-Ray looks like white grease. The PJ1 is clear, and dries kind of shiny. It comes out a little thicker than WD40, but once it's dry, it feels kind of like a melted lollipop, really sticky, but just a thin coating.
 

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I use the bel ray. Like they said just warm up the chain first. But I have never had a problem with fling just give it a few minutes to set up before you ride. It does look white but.... it works great so that is what I have stuck with.
 

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Wasn't there this big ass thread about this last week?
 

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02EP3 said:
this might be as good a time as any to ask this...

is there any trick to lubing your chain and not have a ton of lube from flying off everywhere that first ride? I give my chain a good shot of lube then take a rag and try to get off as much excess as I can. No matter how much effort I give it, still greasey oil everywhere everytime!

I have a feeling this might just be one of those things since I haven't figured out a way around it yet. Damn you cyntrifical force! If you found the secret method, do tell.
Use the GOOD STUFF! Vahakn has 2 excellent options and another is Maxima Chain Wax.

 

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Kevap said:
Use the GOOD STUFF! Vahakn has 2 excellent options and another is Maxima Chain Wax.

Ahh! That looks like the brand I use. But it's not Chain WAX it's just chain lube. Looks like the chain LUBE will be regulated to use on the Huffy and not the R1. Gonna get me some chain WAX.
 

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HEH HEH HEH....Wondered hoow long it would take for you to chime in Z!! :lol :lol
Just sayn...hell it couldn't even be on the second page yet...:jump
 

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The bad thing about the wax is it cakes up thick around the sproket teeth after awhile. I've had good luck with PJ1 and Honda red cap chain lube.
 

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Bel Ray chain wax is what I use. Heat the chain (short or long ride), bike up on the rear stand, WD40 on a shop rag, rotate the rear wheel(in neutral of course), clean shop rag on goes the Bel Ray chain wax......no more than a 10 minute job minus the ride every 500 miles + or - 100 or so.
 
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