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    Hi guys i wanna ask three questions:


    1. Does the Suzuki GS150 chain have 0 rings or X rings or none of these?
    2. Can i use WD-40 to lubricate the chain as chain wax is not available in Pakistan and gear oil creates a lot of mess?
    3. If i use WD-40 can it be removed with a de greaser or petrol?

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    wd is very thin. do not use it ..
    just use used engine oil or if u can afford buy 120e50 engine oil and use it regularly ..ie, after evey rainy ride or few weeks..say 2 u wont have any issue .. dont go for over expoennsive or exotic things when u can get much better alternatives cheaply..

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    they created chain wax for a reason. you came up with a "better alternative"????????????

    oil makes a mess, wax donest.
    ,,, unless you know the track, you're not good enough to sit behind the wheel." K T

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    For the time being i am using ATF on my chain
    But really isnt there a MESSLES solution

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    Quote Originally Posted by levin View Post
    they created chain wax for a reason. you came up with a "better alternative"???????????? oil makes a mess, wax donest.
    its not me who came up with better alternative . its all mechanics all over paksitan.. in last thread anothe man asked about the same if u search it and u will come to know about the horrendous price of wax.. so keeping cost in view engine oil is much better alternative.. cost wise... ya ATF is also good but try to apply little with greater frequencey and let it dissolve first before spraying it and letting it fly and create mess.. .. but mess will be made to some extent so its a win win situation..

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    the problem with oil on the chain is that is dissolves the grease in the rollers, the wax is that when it fluid being applied it actually works itself into the rollers and when dry stays there providing lubrication. Cheap makes sense only if you do not go astray from the original focus (which in this case is to provide lubrication to the chain)If you are in a terrible pinch, remove the chain, clean it out with kerosene etc and immerse in a solution of molten wax, grease and oil then let it dry. Its the oldest form of motorcycle chain maintenance. If you are assuming that plain oil/atf or anything in liquid state at room temperature will keep your chain lubed without being in "bath" form - you are mistaken. The reason most mechanics in Pakistan do not use wax is that they dont know what it is, you can buy it at any industrial supplies place. One can lasts for ages.
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    ^^ man u said t right but the problem is as in the past few threads it was mentioned that good wax costs 2k plus .. dont remember exactly . i have done thge kerosene wash method on my chain once after 10k but used petrol as kerosene was not available .. my first chasin lasted 12-14k km.. second is almost 16k done and still i think its hardly 30 % used .. by looking at the bolt at the rear which is used to tighten the chain ( rough idea )

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    Rs 2000/- ????????? - does it come in a gold plated container too? or is it like a big box of small containers, If its one then I would expect my bike first washed by a VS model and then they apply it to chain.I used to buy it for Rs 300/can - it was a bronze gold colored can (dont recall the brand right now) - but it was always available - this was in a market that sold industrial lubes and sealants. These lubricants are used in industrial chain applications.
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    can anyone guide me which shop in gawalmandi or city sadar road is selling this industrial lubes for chains

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    the way I found such places was my two feet and power of speech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SyedMoazzam View Post
    can anyone guide me which shop in gawalmandi or city sadar road is selling this industrial lubes for chains
    yar gawalmandi ma bhut ziada hw ki sjhops hain .. koi search maro udar ..

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    pool money and buy a can of wax..

    find out how bike chains can be waxed with one can and get the owners to pool in for a can if buying for one bike only sounds too expensive
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    All right i will go there on saturday

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    Rs 300/can that lasts a year is not expensive I would say
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