Under The Front Sprocket Cover

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Protection and work in progress. Using kerosene in a spray bottle.0668E4F0-7EE7-4F64-A951-2035DE801DE3.jpeg5CDE986C-B6A6-4F9D-867D-F431F62F0534.jpeg92BCB39E-4E82-412E-AD37-DA919AA8F00F.jpeg78AA9BC1-0E13-4D01-A538-4DB6435F60D3.jpeg
 

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Go you have a grunge brush? That eliminated the need to spray the kerosene.

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I usually tske the chain guard off. It makes the cleaning easier and faster.
 

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Go you have a grunge brush? That eliminated the need to spray the kerosene.

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I do. Still seemed like it was necessary to spray. The chain seemed pretty dirty and there was crud and junk everywhere, dirt, rocks to nuts. How do I know the chain is clean enough, when a cloth no longer comes off black?
 

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I do. Still seemed like it was necessary to spray. The chain seemed pretty dirty and there was crud and junk everywhere, dirt, rocks to nuts. How do I know the chain is clean enough, when a cloth no longer comes off black?
Yes, but for practical purposes, it doesn't have to be that clean unless you are showing the bike.
 

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Yes, but for practical purposes, it doesn't have to be that clean unless you are showing the bike.
Ok, good. I’ll just make sure the gritty bits are all out of the miscellaneous crevices and the cloth looks a bit clean. LoL.
 

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I agree, just get the worst off. When the cloth is fairly clean, be happy with that. You don't need to get it showroom clean.
 

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I agree, just get the worst off. When the cloth is fairly clean, be happy with that. You don't need to get it showroom clean.
Thanks y’all! First time is always slower and harder. Appreciate y’all’s experience.
 

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Well the cleaning part is done, final pass rag, front and rear areas clean.9AB7C5F9-F9F1-4153-8C73-3F920A5BCA32.jpegFF307042-7A53-4D68-B4E7-C1CD861F7CE1.jpeg1BAEC8A2-D821-401B-8A93-0FC3C115407C.jpeg
 

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Looks really good. I very rarely clean mine that thoroughly. I just get the grunge off, lube it and ride!
 

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Looks really good. I very rarely clean mine that thoroughly. I just get the grunge off, lube it and ride!
My first time, I’ll learn what is enough as I go along. LoL.
 

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So what does liberally but not over saturated mean?C59CAB01-7E5D-4DB8-9D76-23940FFA9551.jpeg3AA43FBD-AE9D-4099-AFAB-1F812675EB49.jpeg
The rotation looks to be in the normal direction of movement.
 

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My first time, I’ll learn what is enough as I go along. LoL.
Yes you will. TUP

So what does liberally but not over saturated mean?View attachment 48365View attachment 48366
The rotation looks to be in the normal direction of movement.
This is my official interpretation. This and two dollars will buy you a cup of coffee!

To me, liberally means only a few drips. Over saturated mean lots of drips and running off. Don't over think this, It is not rocket science nor is it life or death. BGRIN
 

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Yes you will. TUP


This is my official interpretation. This and two dollars will buy you a cup of coffee!

To me, liberally means only a few drips. Over saturated mean lots of drips and running off. Don't over think this, It is not rocket science nor is it life or death. BGRIN
Ok got it! Thanks! LoL.
 

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Wd40 is bad it gets into the rollers and dissolves the factory grease. GT85 is made by WD but doesn’t penetrate into The rollers. The best chain lube is gear oil,penetration with less fling off.
 

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The cover has been cleaned. Clear coat removed, damaged areas touched up and several applications of wax.
 

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This is an argument that has been raging for a long time. I have no scientific background, so I rely on other more experienced peoples opinions. By far the most common opinion is the same as expressed in this article. I realise this article is arguing it won’t damage the o rings in a chain, as opposed to getting past them and dissolving the grease, but as it says chain manufacturers generally recommend using kero to clean a o ring chain. I have always used kero and a SOFT paint brush to clean my chains (I have heard that stiff bristled brushes can damage the o rings) my current chain has 34,000km on it and is still OK, though I plan to have it changed at the 36,000km service.78DCA66A-CCB4-4B4F-9212-B1AD17AA2479.pngC5288120-A133-4936-B257-8277248B02E6.jpeg
 

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I’m going to use kerosene as my basic. I did use both the grunge brushes, and a old toothbrush, and a whole bunch of paper towels.
 
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