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    Thumbs up Cleaning motorcycle chain & sprocket

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    Topic approved.
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    instead of kerosene, we can use WD 40, which is more effective to clean the chain...
    Replace the words "I have to" with "I choose to" and notice the difference in how you feel.

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    remaining pictures are posted here

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    @ My1000cc - Well done !
    Heavier gear oils like EP90 (smelly) is better ( longer lasting) for oiling chain rather than 2T , although the 2T would work ok for sometime . The 90wt gear oil is the recommended chain lube in my splendor/CBZ owners manuals .
    Additionally , before refitting ,I thickly cover the inside of the chain covers with black chassis grease . This traps dust/dirt and prevents it falling onto the chain & thus keeps it clean longer. It also stops the chain cover rusting from inside .
    @Dhiraj - WD-40 is not more effective in cleaning than kerosene since it is 50% to 80% kerosene itself , with added light propellants & light lubricatiing oils . After the kerosene and propellant evaporates , it will leave a film of that lube . Not needed here . Plain clean kerosene works just as well or better just because you can dip the brush wet in it rather than spraying the aerosol .
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    Additionally , before refitting ,I thickly cover the inside of the chain covers with black chassis grease . This traps dust/dirt and prevents it falling onto the chain & thus keeps it clean longer. It also stops the chain cover rusting from inside .

    I will surely do this, will help my bike a lot. Thank you Sir

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    Red face Great Post!

    I am glad to see this wonderful piece of Information to the bike lovers. Now onwards, I will clean myself! At list, I can contribute something myself to my own bike! :P
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    Since Kerosene is not available easily, how about using Diesel? I use Diesel & found it effective.

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    Good initiative mate..
    I can clean my bike's chain myself from now!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhiraj View Post
    instead of kerosene, we can use WD 40, which is more effective to clean the chain...
    Don't use that on an O-ring sealed chain though.


    Quote Originally Posted by abhijitkn View Post
    Since Kerosene is not available easily, how about using Diesel? I use Diesel & found it effective.
    Diesel is indeed effective and I use the same even on an O-Ring chain. Kerosene is not available to everyone legally. Diesel however can be bought at any fuel station.

    Oil used should be gear oil ie: SAE90. 2T oil gets splattered around whereas SAE90 sticks to the chain.

    SAE90 is a.k.a Gear Oil

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