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    First of all Thank You for making such user friendly guide
    I cleaned my Uni's chain according to your guide and poured Gear oil 90 after cleaning
    it's been 300 Kms since i cleaned chain now chain started making noise should i put some grease also or putting just Gear oil will do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guywithUnicorn View Post
    First of all Thank You for making such user friendly guide
    I cleaned my Uni's chain according to your guide and poured Gear oil 90 after cleaning
    it's been 300 Kms since i cleaned chain now chain started making noise should i put some grease also or putting just Gear oil will do?
    If you think your chain is dirty and too lazy to clean it thoroughly mix a little diesel with 90 gear oil(1:3) and apply to the chain. Good results but the floor gets dirty for 1 or 2 days.

    Today cleaned my chain with Diesel + Kerosene mix for the 4th time.
    Unlocked the chain and cleaned it in a bucket with the Die+Ker mix and sprayed water. Too good results after spraying with water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guywithUnicorn View Post
    First of all Thank You for making such user friendly guide
    I cleaned my Uni's chain according to your guide and poured Gear oil 90 after cleaning
    it's been 300 Kms since i cleaned chain now chain started making noise should i put some grease also or putting just Gear oil will do?
    Hi,
    Do not apply the lube directly first clean the chain. Since if you apply the lube then the dust & dirt will be trapped inside making it worst.
    Also I use Grunge Brush to clean the chain & sproket as shown here, not sure if it is available in India.

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    Default Grunge Brush

    it is available on ebay.in for 1057 INR it's really a must have to regularly clean your bick chain set link is given below
    Finish Line Grunge Brush, New (Rs. 1057)

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    Quote Originally Posted by guywithUnicorn View Post
    First of all Thank You for making such user friendly guide
    I cleaned my Uni's chain according to your guide and poured Gear oil 90 after cleaning
    it's been 300 Kms since i cleaned chain now chain started making noise should i put some grease also or putting just Gear oil will do?
    Thank you all, for the support. I am damn happy that my DIY is useful to xbhpians.

    I too had a similar noise issue after around 5-6days of usage after cleaning, just apply a little bit more grease (both on inner & outer side of the chain) that should solve the noise issue within 10 - 20kms of riding.

    Put grease on 5 - 6 inches of the chain, then leave the next 5-6inches empty, then again repeat greasing. This will evenly spread to the whole chain, when in motion.

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    Do not user Deisel on the Ruber parts that makes it stif and you will lose your chain. best way is to use kerosine or may be use petrol
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    Default My way of cleaning the Chain

    I clean the chain of my Unicorn periodically.

    I prefer to use Diesel because its less stinky than Petrol, Kerosene(horrible). But if there is a lot of dirt, mixture of petrol and diesel is preferred. After cleaning with diesel I spray water on the chain and diesel will be washed out. So I believe the chains with rubber O rings can also be cleaned like this. A 10 minute contact with diesel will cause no harm to the rubber.

    Takes max 30~45 minutes and the results will be amazing.

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    did not know where to post so posting it here

    has any one tried changing the rear sprocket to smaller diameter to increase top speed ?/?

    pl reply

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    i use the same method to clean the chain and then i spray TVS TRUE 4 chain lube which goes on for around 400 - 500 kms .

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    i also use diesel to clean my bikes chain. after cleaning it i put some engen oil on it

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