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    castrol chain wax make my chain yellowish....but the spill off only a little only

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    castrol chain wax make my chain yellowish....but the spill off only a little only
    Yes, i noe itz kinda unsightly so maybe we can have a summary of the chain lubes dat does not fling off easily and dosen't stains?
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    Hi juz wonder whether tis will help. I usually wax my chain at night and by the next a.m. it should have hardened and stick v well to the chain the flinging messy part is always minimal. Guess thick and ugly should offer better protection than a thin layer of oil or whatsoever. I'm considering fixing a scott oiler or a main stand to my phantom bcos whenever I wax chain, damn 'siong'.... spray n roll x many times.... Any comments?

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    Hi juz wonder whether tis will help. I usually wax my chain at night and by the next a.m. it should have hardened and stick v well to the chain the flinging messy part is always minimal. Guess thick and ugly should offer better protection than a thin layer of oil or whatsoever. I'm considering fixing a scott oiler or a main stand to my phantom bcos whenever I wax chain, damn 'siong'.... spray n roll x many times.... Any comments?
    Get a car jack to jack up ur rear wheel while pivoting on side stand will do the job. Did that and no more problems... Dunno if phantom can or not...
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    waxing is done with the same purpose of lubricating the chain to reduce wear and tear. it's the same my friend. unless you wax the chain to remove hairs or something...

    hehe... ok thanks...

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    bought plutoline (blue one) from LAB today, 7 bucks...then the moment i open, accidentally squirted a bit on my finger..damn! blue colour..lucky wipe off b4 it dried

    anyway i not really sure how to spray leh..so i sprayed the sides of chain, both inside n outside



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    If the above is chain, i sprayed the top n bottom (the horizontal lines)
    now my whole chain like blue colour, save the centre portion
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    bought plutoline (blue one) from LAB today, 7 bucks...then the moment i open, accidentally squirted a bit on my finger..damn! blue colour..lucky wipe off b4 it dried

    anyway i not really sure how to spray leh..so i sprayed the sides of chain, both inside n outside



    IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    If the above is chain, i sprayed the top n bottom (the horizontal lines)
    now my whole chain like blue colour, save the centre portion
    i think u spray the wrong method...it suppose the pray the centre roller dat is the inner side....if u spray outer also can.......

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    i think u spray the wrong method...it suppose the pray the centre roller dat is the inner side....if u spray outer also can.......
    huh u mean should spray the vertical part of the I?
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    huh u mean should spray the vertical part of the I?
    Er... for me i spray the join of the III where the O ring is and clean the side of the chain, so it go back to my gold colour... I'm not sure is this the best, but so far I find the feeling of the chain is very good.... what do the other say??

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    So how often u guys wax/lube ur chain?
    Heard every 500km if not after every heavy raining day..
    Any comments??

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    can 2T be used as lubricant?

     

     
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    none or few of u mention professional chain lube from rock oil.. its the best i've used so far.. but now no more stock.. they stop importing from hq quite long ago.. dunno when will come back again.. I'll sure use it if it comes back..

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    Just wanna ask if its alright to lube the chain every 2 weeks? Thanks

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    Anyone here knows hw to removed dirt tat struck on2 my steed 'O' ring?
    Do i use degreaser,kerosene or diesel?
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    Anyone here knows hw to removed dirt tat struck on2 my steed 'O' ring?
    Do i use degreaser,kerosene or diesel?
    If possible,SMS me at 91727875 for the solution,thaxs
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    bought plutoline (blue one) from LAB today, 7 bucks...then the moment i open, accidentally squirted a bit on my finger..damn! blue colour..lucky wipe off b4 it dried

    anyway i not really sure how to spray leh..so i sprayed the sides of chain, both inside n outside



    IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    If the above is chain, i sprayed the top n bottom (the horizontal lines)
    now my whole chain like blue colour, save the centre portion
    ya u r right
    was told by my mechanic to spray the both horizontal part..
    the vertical part no need waste your lube..
    i usually lube my chain once a week(when i wash bike).

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    So how often u guys wax/lube ur chain?
    Heard every 500km if not after every heavy raining day..
    Any comments??
    yes it can be done tis way too....

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    Anyone here knows hw to removed dirt tat struck on2 my steed 'O' ring?
    Do i use degreaser,kerosene or diesel?
    use kerosene or diesel is the best....

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    none or few of u mention professional chain lube from rock oil.. its the best i've used so far.. but now no more stock.. they stop importing from hq quite long ago.. dunno when will come back again.. I'll sure use it if it comes back..
    sorry got alot of qns here goes...

    hmm so rock oil or PJ1 is better ?
    how to u all tell which is better?
    where to get both of them?

    at other topic i was told PJ1 can buy at mah motor opps sim lim tower...
    how abt this rock oil? anyppl got any idea where to get...

    wan to ask also ...
    for me i juz keep adding on the putoline chain wax frm LAB... do i need to remove all the wax den respray another layer?
    How come this chain wax u all say is frm thailand. for mine all are english or some dun noe wat country and seem like it came frm holland dun have any thai wording.

    how u all remove it all? i see some use diesel or kerosene.
    so how to remove ... juz pour them one the chain or use a cloth or something dip it den wipe the chain or use a brush to give it a gd brushing?

    pls advise
    thks

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    sorry got alot of qns here goes...

    hmm so rock oil or PJ1 is better ?
    how to u all tell which is better?
    where to get both of them?

    at other topic i was told PJ1 can buy at mah motor opps sim lim tower...
    how abt this rock oil? anyppl got any idea where to get...
    Just to confirm: Is the rock oil lube made in US? I have seem lots of bottles at this bike shop in Balestier called Wing Yap. It looks a bit dodgy to me but since the old birds here says its good, why is it good? Mind enlightening me?

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    sorry got alot of qns here goes...

    hmm so rock oil or PJ1 is better ?
    how to u all tell which is better?
    where to get both of them?

    both lube is good.. i tried both.. rock oil is veri stickly.. for best results leave it for overnite..

    at other topic i was told PJ1 can buy at mah motor opps sim lim tower...
    how abt this rock oil? anyppl got any idea where to get...

    i got my PJ1 form HKL @ $7 if i remember correctly..

    wan to ask also ...
    for me i juz keep adding on the putoline chain wax frm LAB... do i need to remove all the wax den respray another layer?
    How come this chain wax u all say is frm thailand. for mine all are english or some dun noe wat country and seem like it came frm holland dun have any thai wording.

    how u all remove it all? i see some use diesel or kerosene.
    so how to remove ... juz pour them one the chain or use a cloth or something dip it den wipe the chain or use a brush to give it a gd brushing?

    give it a good wet brushing wif diesel.. all dirt will come off.


    pls advise
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    can singer oil be used to clean chains with O-rings?

    and if not kerosense it the best?

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    what is the meaning of chain spoil??
    what kind symtoms/sound will we hear or see when a chain is spoilt??

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    if u need to adjust ur chain after only a week or so every time for tightness....ITs a GONER....

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    Hello guys.

    Hope I can shed some light on the sticky situations we face when confronted with the problem of lubricating our motorcycle drive chains.

    QN: What can I use to clean my drive chain?

    ANS: Diesel fuel, kerosene or lightweight lubricating oil. Diesel and kerosene should be cleaned off thoroughly after you're done. Avoid using sprays like WD40 and RP7.

    AT ALL COSTS avoid using PETROL, THINNER or any highly volatile solvent.

    QN: What can I use to lube my chain?

    ANS: Good old SAE40 engine oil is the best to use. Avoid heavier oils as they gunk up the countershaft sprocket cover and the rear wheel and sprocket.

    Lighter oils such as 10W40 engine oil work very well to keep your chain and sprocket clean and free of dirt. Since the oil is lightweight it displaces road grime easily whilst providing protection for your o-ring chain. However, you'll need to lube your chain very frequently.

    Spray on chain waxes and lubes are great for keeping water and dirt away but they attract fine road grit and are a pain to clean off. They also form a fine, but abrasive paste on the inside of your countershaft sprocket cover that can wreak havoc if it gets on your chain.

    Apply chain waxes when the chain is HOT for maximum penetrative effect.

    QN: How often should I clean my chain?

    ANS: A basic, yet effective quideline would be...

    Of course, increase the frequency of cleaning in dirty or wet conditions. Increase the frequency of cleaning if you do sustained high-speed riding.

    LUBE: SAE 10W40
    INTERVAL: Every 200km, no cleaning needed.

    LUBE: SAE40
    INTERVAL: Every 300km, clean every 600km.

    LUBE: Chain wax
    INTERVAL: Every 500km, clean every 1000km.

    QN: What do I use?
    ANS: SAE 40 engine oil. Once a month I clean my chain with kerosene. I replace chains every 40,000km.

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    Thanks for sharing, that was informative!
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    hi
    so wanna know how exactly to clean the chain....
    so can i spray kerosene on the chain and clean it with a cloth....DEN...muz i clean the chain with soap and water of the kerosene first b4 lubing it?
    or i can juz apply the chain lube and i heard ride for a while to fling off the excess kerosene b4 applying the chain lube?
    so does riding the bike after cleaning the chain without the lubricant spoil the chain?

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    my chain got rusty liao.....
    then i just spray the lube on it.......
    it not veri good 4 the chain rite..........
    any better advice

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    How to check if my bike is o-ring or normal chain? thanks
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    How to check if my bike is o-ring or normal chain? thanks


    eh...... try to see if in-between the links of the chain there is a round small piece of rubber...

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    ok thanks, i will check...
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    my chain got rusty liao.....
    then i just spray the lube on it.......
    it not veri good 4 the chain rite..........
    any better advice

    Mine is a O-Ring, i'll use Diesel fuel to clean it after awhich than i lube.

    But my chain still rusty le!!!
    How come????

    Can anyone pls tell me.....Thk!!!!!!

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    Mine is a O-Ring, i'll use Diesel fuel to clean it after awhich than i lube.

    But my chain still rusty le!!!
    How come????

    Can anyone pls tell me.....Thk!!!!!!
    1. how often do you lube your chain?

    2. is your bike parked in the open

    3. what do you use to lube your chain?

    Rust occurs when the chain's exposed to air ie. not govered by any lube. Lube gets flung off or washed off. How long that takes depends on what you use to lube your chain. If it's rusting, means you aren't lubing your chain often enough!

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    If your chain or one of your sprockets is on the way out, you'll find yourself needing to lube more and more often.

    I farking hate the lousy farkking weather these days. Riding in the wet too often. Having to ride a filthy bike and the constant chain lubing are really pissing me off.

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    If your chain or one of your sprockets is on the way out, you'll find yourself needing to lube more and more often.

    I farking hate the lousy farkking weather these days. Riding in the wet too often. Having to ride a filthy bike and the constant chain lubing are really pissing me off.
    why don't you install an oiler?

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    1. how often do you lube your chain?

    2. is your bike parked in the open

    3. what do you use to lube your chain?

    Rust occurs when the chain's exposed to air ie. not govered by any lube. Lube gets flung off or washed off. How long that takes depends on what you use to lube your chain. If it's rusting, means you aren't lubing your chain often enough!
    1) 2x a month.

    2) yes.

    3) Motorex chainlube

    Izzit that i can only lube my chain only when it's still hot (after riding it)
    & can't lube it even after washing the bike & have already dry up???

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    1) 2x a month.

    2) yes.

    3) Motorex chainlube

    Izzit that i can only lube my chain only when it's still hot (after riding it)
    & can't lube it even after washing the bike & have already dry up???
    it's better that you lube it while it's still warm. But as long as you don't lube when it's wet, it should be OK.

    bikes parked in the open are exposed to rain, dew etc...so lube doesn't stay on. Maybe u should get wax instead?

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    it's better that you lube it while it's still warm. But as long as you don't lube when it's wet, it should be OK.

    bikes parked in the open are exposed to rain, dew etc...so lube doesn't stay on. Maybe u should get wax instead?
    Ok thk alot!!!!!!!

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    A good way to do it is to mount your bike on mainstand / paddock stand / car jack so that the rear wheel is lifted off the ground. You can then easily wash your chain.

    For me, I put the bike into first gear and let the wheel spin while I spray on the chain cleaner (Plutoline Engine Degreaser - the instruction states that it is designed for cleaning O-ring chains too). Then I let the solvent work in a while, while I wash other parts of the bike. Then I pour generous amounts of water over the chain while using a rag to clean off the dirt (be careful not to let the rag get caught in the chain / sprocket). The bonus is I can put my bike into first or second gear to fling off the water after I rinse off the solvent. And I'll have a warm chain to lube!
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    Dude,

    Some owners manuals recommend cleaning with kero only. I have tried this and due to the extreme humidity and frequent rain the chain rust even if applied every day.

    I have been using the following method and the chain does not rust and best of all my polished rear wheel does not get covered in muck.

    Get 2 spray bottles (with an adjustable nozzle, like the onr you use when ironing)

    fill one with kero (mark clearly Flammable)

    fill the other 3/4 or more and mix in some sae-90 lube in it.

    after a ride and the chain is hot, jack up the rear, and spray the kero on the chain until the chain is clean. (you can use a paint brush if heavy chain wax was used previously or the chain neglected for a long time) the first clean may take some time.

    Wipe the chain with a rag if you want the chain plates v shiny.

    Spray your kero-oil mix, do not wipe off excess.

    Repeat the kero-oil once a week or once a fortnight. If the chain pins are rusting add a bit more oil in the kero. If you have polished rims wipe with rag with a bit of kero on it.

    Should stay looking as good as new.

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    when rain the chain wash itself (auto wash) we only need to reoil the chain.
    No need 2 use kerosene and other stuff unless race bike where u don't ride on the road and keep in the garage

     

     
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    Can Singer Machine oil be used to lubricate ur chain???Just curious


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    Is this motorex the wax type or the liquid type???Cos i hate those wax type.Used it on my previous chain.Makes the chain sticky and all the dirt get stuck to my chain.And cleaning it takes some time.Even using diesel.


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    My S4 manual says uses gear oil (#80 to #90) to lube the chain? Any idea what this means? Does Motorex belongs to this grade of oil? I can't find any original Honda gear oil/engine oil; they aren't sold in Singapore right?

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    80/90W gear oil meaning they have very high viscousity...

    chainlube is even better then wat gear oil can do for chain.

    applying gear oil on chain is actually a practice use on race machine.

    since everyday riding subject the chain to elements of mother nature, dirt, dust water etc....u need protection against all of these to ensure that your chain wont get fooked prematurely
    Thanks for clearing my doubts; got puzzled about this for quite a while. So u recommended Motorex, right? Been to Carefour and Giant, don't happen to find this brand. Where can it cheap?


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    Originally posted by kumori@Jan 29 2004, 12:11 AM

    Thanks for clearing my doubts; got puzzled about this for quite a while. So u recommended Motorex, right? Been to Carefour and Giant, don't happen to find this brand. Where can it cheap?

    Try MotorX.... but better check if it's in stock 1st.
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    Originally posted by will-liu@Jan 29 2004, 12:13 AM
    Try MotorX.... but better check if it's in stock 1st.
    Eh, where's MotoX, any contact? tel? Is it in the directory list?

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    hmm not many uses castrol chainwax... wax no good? lubricant better?

    on this thing about using disel to clean it off.. a need? how on earth did you guys purchase the disel?
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    Originally posted by Daren@Feb 4 2004, 07:08 PM
    hmm not many uses castrol chainwax... wax no good? lubricant better?

    on this thing about using disel to clean it off.. a need? how on earth did you guys purchase the disel?
    some petrol station do sell tin cans for u to contain the petrol or disel..
    cost abt $3+.

    best is that u can clean the inside area of the ring so tat it is free from any particles hidden inside..

    when it is completely clean, spray a fresh coat of lub and allow it to settle.

    for more info u can refer to the articles in the forum...there is a articles on how to lub a chain well..

    with diagram to guide u too

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