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    Who uses what to properly lubricate the drive chain of their bikes.

    I used high temperature motorcycle chain lube in a spray can (cant recall the name right now but a can cost Rs 300/- (last bought 3 years ago) - it dries to a wax and it does not fling off the chain while riding and keeps it nice and quiet.

    When cleaning/servicing a small bike - I take the chain off and wash it with cleaner/kerosene mix with a scrubbing brush - then immerse the chain into a hot molten grease liquid mixed with a very little 20W50 oil. remove chain and let to drip by hanging.

    Servicing chains this way elongates their life by many magnitudes

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    quiet informative !!!
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    i boiled my chain in water mixed with baho marka soap.. adhi chaki and then removed all the old dirt from it and repeat it .. for second time... then remove the chain and put it in used engine oil for 1 hour. and fully submerge it and then making sure that all the moving parts are well lubricated it attach it to my bike... this is the cheapest method for me...

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    @xulfiqar
    thank u very much. Where did u buy the chain lubricant from?
    Is it easily available in the market?
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    Chain lubes are lifeblood for classic bikes especially those with a chain-driven primary drive that engages the motor with gearbox. Ideally, these primary drive chains are lubricated by means of an oil bath within the primary drive chain-case. In reality, it is very difficult to maintain sufficient amounts of oil in the chain-case, becuase of years of metal fatique. I usually apply chain lubes which is much safer for both the chain and the dry cluth system. This however does not undermine the need to service the drive chain; once in a while.

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    I have always wondered whether I should periodically take off my bike's chain and give the chain and sprockets a good wash. But I am confused on whether I should go for it or not because I think the chain might not fit properly on the sprockets after cleaning. I think so because the chain system undergoes wear & tear over the course of time. So, removal of the residual grease on the chain and sprockets might not let the chain to settle fit on the sprockets.

    What is your opinion in this regard?


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    I recently cleaned my bike's chain with WD40 spray, and oiled it with 20W50, worked pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asjdsm View Post
    i mixed with baho marka soap.. adhi chaki
    Lolz , use Ladoo marka soap , it cleans better

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    @7th gear wd40 iz really effective but expensive.why not rmove big dirt with mitti ka tail and then the stubborn part wid wd40. anyways gud use of wd40

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    Using engine oil has its disadvantages - it flings off the chain quickly (losing chain lube) - making the bike look ugly. The spray chain lubes dry to a wax and keep the chain lubed and the bike clean. Do not use WD40 on chains it will remove all oil from the roller links very effectively.

    and using engine oil later on will be like feeding a dying patient cyanide
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    Mr Xulfiqar it was indeed a nice share,,,,,,crux of the story is plz do recall the name of that chain lube......and let us know....if it could be arranged i will bear the cost of shipping as well alongwith product price.....regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umar_Sargodhian View Post
    Mr Xulfiqar it was indeed a nice share,,,,,,crux of the story is plz do recall the name of that chain lube......and let us know....if it could be arranged i will bear the cost of shipping as well alongwith product price.....regards
    Well, the last can I bought was something called Hiroko -- but I could usually find Holts and Castrol Chain lube spray cans in Karachi - costing nearly about 300 to 400 Rs per can - dont you have an industrial market in Lahore where they sell specialty chains, those shops carry such products
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    @Xulfiqar
    Thanks for that info, appreciated.

    What about Pedros Ice Wax, is it available in Pakistan?
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    never saw this product anywhere in Karachi
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    ^^Thanx for the hint in name of castrol and availability scope area,,,,,,will be on a hunt for it....regards
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    salaam all:

    my cd70/1983 has ~159300 km on it & is still with the original sprockets. well i have also been doing the drill of chain removal, washing/cleaning with diesel/kerosene, lubricating etc... but honestly speaking i have realized that the most effective & easiest way of doing it is to apply ep-90 or 140 weight (txn-oil) with the help of an old tooth-brush to the chain every 300-500 km of run. by doing this the dirt is flown off the chain during its operation & there is no need for its removal for cleaning (saves time).
    also inspect condition of the chain-lock by physically removing it once every 20,000 km (highly recommended!), only then you will be able to properly check for its wear, & keep the chain tension within limits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    Well, the last can I bought was something called Hiroko -- but I could usually find Holts and Castrol Chain lube spray cans in Karachi - costing nearly about 300 to 400 Rs per can - dont you have an industrial market in Lahore where they sell specialty chains, those shops carry such products
    Thanks for sharing the information about chain lube spray can. Guys in Karachi are lucky to get such things but I dont find any such chain lube here in RWP/ISB inspite of all my searches. Actually I was planning to buy it from Amazon.

    Please if u ever come to RWP/ISB bring some for me too..

    My usual routine for oiling the chain is to first clean it thoroughly with petrol and tooth/paint brush and then I apply 90/140 Gear oil through small paint brush adequate enough to lube the chain. I use gear oil because it flings off less as compared to normal engine oil.

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    Thanks for the information!
    Will try to find it if it is available here.
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    another easy cheap way is to melt some grease in a pan and immerse your chain in it, the liquid gets into the roller links and when cooled off becomes tacky grease again.
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    Was just buying grocery today from hyperstar fortress stadium LHR and came across a chain lube can,,,,without wasting any other minute picked it up out of curiosity obviously..and also coz only 2 were lying there costed me 500/-PKR....place of origin USA.will try it on my ride now....Chain Lubricant - 165338 Chain Lubricant

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