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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 11:47 PM
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Haha honestly it wouldn't surprise me to see one of them think to do that as a quicker way to clean it up without thinking of any consequences.

I've seen pics of what a nice new rear sprocket does to human flesh.... not pretty at all
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i use kerosene for my chain...and my plastics and wheels too actually. It takes out grime like nothing else...great stuff!
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Appreciate the insight guys. Probably going to go with kerosene then if it's less fumes. Yea definitely don't clean the chain without the bike running. I thought about doing that once, but I figured it was safer for my hand to manually turn the tire. But I did see a f**ked up photo where some1's fingers were torn off from cleaning the chain in 1st gear, not pretty.
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Just take a small gas can to a gas station that has diesel. It's $4/gal instead of $8. There are no real appreciable fumes from the diesel if you're just using it with a rag and brush.

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Just take a small gas can to a gas station that has diesel. It's $4/gal instead of $8. There are no real appreciable fumes from the diesel if you're just using it with a rag and brush.
I see, thanks for the info.
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I've been riding for 45 years and have used WD 40 to clean the chains, then use a good lubricant. Most of my chains have lasted at least 15K miles. Just my $0.02.
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I've been riding for 45 years and have used WD 40 to clean the chains, then use a good lubricant. Most of my chains have lasted at least 15K miles. Just my $0.02.
They should be lasting 20k+...

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They should be lasting 20k+...
I only ride on remote, backwoods roads and ride VERY agressively....probably averaging over 120 most of the way, for 30 or 40 miles one way...the twisties kinda slow me down a bit. Hell, I'm extremely lucky to get 1,900 miles out of any brand tire. I don't do any stunting or burnouts. The sprocket usually starts to show a bit of wear and tear at about 15K, so I change out the chain and sprockets to be on the safe side.
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I know kerosene is good to use to clean chains but I was wondering if you guys can tell me if this is okay to buy before I purchase it?

Also, what are some good ways to apply kerosene onto the chain?

Kleanstrip Kerosene, 2.5gal: Heating, Cooling, & Air Quality : Walmart.com
Holy Crap!! Over $20 for 2.5 gallons? Use diesel or kero from a gas station. like others suggested. One of those grunge brushes work pretty well also. Don't forget to lube it afterward.

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kerosene works better than WD40. Also great for cleaning your wheels!
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