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post #1 of 12 Old 06-08-2012, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Smile ...how clean is your chain?

...OEM chain, >40,000kms. still lots of life left with good maintenance.


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post #2 of 12 Old 06-08-2012, 10:41 AM
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Looking good James. Did you get the bike all fixed up after it got backed into?

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post #3 of 12 Old 06-08-2012, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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...yep. just like new. Here she is:




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She's is all fixed up now -less that tach issue. Some parts were backordered until up about 3 weeks ago.

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post #4 of 12 Old 06-08-2012, 11:03 AM
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I live on a gravel road, so...

not that clean.

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post #5 of 12 Old 06-08-2012, 12:05 PM
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Does anyone else's chain just get black over time? I'm on my second gold DID and have never been able to keep it the original color (it's possible...it just takes a lot of elbow grease).

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Does anyone else's chain just get black over time? I'm on my second gold DID and have never been able to keep it the original color (it's possible...it just takes a lot of elbow grease).
try using kerosene :whisper:

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My gold DID is still gold, but more faint than the day I got em (normal?). I ride in the rain and the parking around my work kicks up a lot dirt. I got sick of constantly washing the bike only to have it dirty the next day, so as soon as we get that summer weather we've LONG been waiting for she'll be fully clean, but the chain gets wiped down 2x a week and sticks out like a sore thumb on a dirty bike.

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post #8 of 12 Old 06-08-2012, 12:29 PM
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try using kerosene :whisper:
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I get mine like that when I do a good cleaning (about every third lube). After a lube or two it starts to get the obvious grunge.

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post #10 of 12 Old 06-08-2012, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Since we have a farm, I borrow a 2L. pop bottle and fill it with diesel for cleaning. Then I pour about half into a kitty litter pan and let the chain soak for 10-15 minutes with the rear wheel off. One sweep of the toothbrush and it's sparkly clean. I use compressed air to dry the chain, then a wipe with an cotton rag, and finish with some maxima chain wax. I admit that it doesn't stay looking like that long though. The last two weekends it's rained here and I went on a long trip each time and it's back to filthy.

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post #11 of 12 Old 06-08-2012, 01:25 PM
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I've stopped cleaning mine, waiting for an excuse to instal the LDH 520 kit

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post #12 of 12 Old 06-08-2012, 01:38 PM
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I stopped cleaning mine as often. I'll admit it's because I'm lazy. I'd rather replace it more often and ride more.

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