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post #1 of 8 Old 06-17-2007, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Normal chain noise levels?

Yesterday my laziness had me ride my bike to check the mail without my helmet. I was able to hear my chain noise from the rear sprocket better and it sounded like it could be normal but then again sounded like it could be too loud. The chain has been lubed recently. On normal rides, I can't hear anything from the rear...any ideas?

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Its going to sound mucho different w/out a helmet. Probably normal, but it never hurts to check your chain slack and look at the condition of the sproket teeth. They should not be real pointy sharp.

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How many miles are on them?
Do you clean the chain before lubing? Or do you pile lube on top of dirt?

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another thing to check is tension; too tight makes lots of noise. Check the slack wile you're sitting on it. Generally a little loose is better than tight.

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I never thought chain lube could make a difference until I tried Repsol. This stuff is amazing. Spray it on and listen while you spin the wheel. Talk about quiet.


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Another vote for Repsol chain lube here. After seeing Mike's recommendation on this stuff, and knowing I was way overdue on chain maintenance, I picked up a can.

When it arrived, I sprayed the chain down with WD-40, let it sit for 30 minutes, scrubbed it real good with a Grunge Brush, wiped it it off, took a short ride to warm up the chain, and sprayed it down with the Repsol Chain Lube. Much more quiet and my chain is happy again.


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I usually pile lube on top of dirt but sometimes I clean the chain. I'll probably go to cyclegear and get the repsol and grunge brush... Thanks y'all! I'm also probably gonna get a R1200 as soon as I can afford it. ;P

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The respol seems to work really well. I have noticeably less chain noise than before.

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