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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?

thanks guys
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mattf said:
I've been using Bel-Ray Chain Wax for years with great results.....except even putting it on a warm chain and then wiping it down....it still builds up gunk and crap to some extent.....

So I decided w/ the new bike to use WD-40 from now on and see how long it lasts and how it works, etc...kind of an experiment......now, I only have 6k on my bike and chain, but in two years of riding the chain looks like new, spins freely w/ no tight spots I can find, is nice and shiny (both sides too, you can see thru the back rim to the back of the sprocket and chain and they gleam in there!).

I have yet to notice any ill effects from the WD....so I'm going to be sticking w/ it for a while.
Same here been using nothing but WD-40 on my new R1 going strong my buddy has 16,000 miles on his FZ1 using only WD-40 and no signs of needing new chain or spocket my :thumbup for the WD-40.
SomeGuy said:
finally got to clean my chain...

found it pretty easy to spray an area of the chain down with WD40, hit it with a brush, then use a 50/50 or less mix of Simple Green and water in a spray bottle to blast away gunk... then blast that with another bottle with nothing but water, then move to next section of chain.... dryin right now...

gonna use chain wax for lube
You have too much time on your hands when you can stick with just WD-40 and be done and more time to ride :riding
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