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Offline ZX9R

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Chain care
« on: May 17, 2019, 09:22:56 AM »
Interested in some opinions on this.....

I recently posted about finally cleaning the rust off my OEM chain and applying MUC OFF Extreme chain lube which compared to WD40 lube gave no fling.

Shandy already recommended the WD40 Wax and I agree that the WD40 chain cleaner seems pretty good.

This was both entertaining and interesting:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DVnPYdcbcAe0&ved=2ahUKEwjPsIvEkaLiAhUuUBUIHZbcCkAQ3e4CMAN6BAgGEBE&usg=AOvVaw1AcMULZo_gkdzNjcy6PlHE

What do you use?
« Last Edit: May 17, 2019, 09:26:42 AM by ZX9R »

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Re: Chain care
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 03:48:18 PM »
 :460:, liked the video, food for thought.

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Re: Chain care
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 07:22:46 PM »
Interesting
Recently cleaned my chain with Muck-off, then lubed with WD40 chain wax. Couple weeks of wet rides and chain was rusty as hell.
Cleaners again today with Muck-off, removed all rust with scouring pad, applied ACF50 to inhibit rust and lubed with anti-fling chain lube. Will report back in a few weeks
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Offline Ninjamaster

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Re: Chain care
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 09:25:51 PM »
I just my scottoiler xsystem but add a mix of acf50 and scottoiler into it. Some minor rust spots on the side plates but otherwise all good.
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Offline ZX9R

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Re: Chain care
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2019, 08:11:25 AM »
That's 2 in a row for a bit of ACF50 in the mix. Never considered that on the chain before, makes sense though.

On the rust issue I've never come across this to such a high degree before. The odd spot here and there, but then only ever had aftermarket chains on second hand bikes. Rumour has it that aftermarket chains have a protective coating that OEM don't - I have no proof of that though.

I remember a mate complaining about the same issue on a new triumph a few years ago. The OEM chain rusted badly even with proper maintenance :027:.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2019, 08:13:30 AM by ZX9R »

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Re: Chain care
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2019, 08:17:17 AM »
I always fit Renthal chains and sprockets to my bikes and can honestly say they have never rusted, when I had my ZX9R I took it out in early March when lots of salt about, put it away for a week without washing it ( stupid boy ) got it back out and the lower part of the side stand was a lovely fuzzy rusty orange colour but the chain and sprocket were perfect they hadn't been affected at all