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Re: Chain Maintenace
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2018, 03:41:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by CrazyBiker [+]
Its a very unique product and am surprised no one else has purchased the patent and remade it.

Here is what Oil Eater looks like. Biodegradable and as effective as kerosene!



How is it on the O-rings? how many miles do you have on your bike?

My last chain lasted 26,000 on my Ducati 1098. Hoping to get the same on my BMW

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Re: Chain Maintenace
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2018, 04:04:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by SwiftTone [+]
How is it on the O-rings? how many miles do you have on your bike?

My last chain lasted 26,000 on my Ducati 1098. Hoping to get the same on my BMW

It is O-ring safe as its water based and biodegradable. My FZ1 chain is still going great at 32k miles and I didn't baby it. Best part is its much cheaper than Kerosene as its sold as a concentrate and 1 gallon makes around 2 gallons of cleaner.

http://oileater.com/household/cleaner-degreaser/dilution-charts/

Also helps clean up engine, wheels, greasy hands as its non-toxic and non-corrosive.

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/components-wrenching/best-degreaser-57511.html#post590555

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Re: Chain Maintenace
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2018, 05:44:29 PM »
For those with curious minds this is a link to the product data sheet:

http://complyplus.grainger.com/grainger/msds.asp?sheetid=4196962#sec2

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Re: Chain Maintenace
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2018, 06:48:05 PM »
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Taking your chain completely off the bike also requires removing/replacing the master link (since the chain is assembled around the swingarm), which is a lot more work than I'm willing to undergo rather than just doing what I always do, clean & degrease every 1,000km and respray with maxima chain wax every other ride, or as it looks like it needs it (more often when raining).
There is no master link. It is endless, riveted with a heavy duty crimping tool. You have to pick a link and grind off rivet heads and punch them out. Find a YouTube on it for a good visualization. If you install an aftermarket chain and use a master link you have made an error, the bike has way too much power for such an installation.

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Re: Chain Maintenace
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2018, 09:07:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by beech [+]
There is no master link. It is endless, riveted with a heavy duty crimping tool. You have to pick a link and grind off rivet heads and punch them out. Find a YouTube on it for a good visualization. If you install an aftermarket chain and use a master link you have made an error, the bike has way too much power for such an installation.

Further illustrating my point that it's not worth the effort to remove your chain just to clean it ;)

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Re: Chain Maintenace
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2019, 04:24:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by beech [+]
There is no master link. It is endless, riveted with a heavy duty crimping tool. You have to pick a link and grind off rivet heads and punch them out. Find a YouTube on it for a good visualization. If you install an aftermarket chain and use a master link you have made an error, the bike has way too much power for such an installation.

The OEM chain has no master link.   Normally, aftermarket chains do have master links.  There are 2 basic types of master links...clip-type and rivet-type.  For sure, you should not use a clip-type master link on an S1000R.  You can safely use a rivet-type master link, with the usual disclaimers (e.g. use a high-quality chain, use the correct technique to rivet the master link, etc.). 

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Re: Chain Maintenace
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2019, 11:55:26 AM »
I believe I have found the perfect solution.

Motul chain cleaner, this thing is amazing.
Let it sit on chain for 5min to do its magic.
Then spend a ludicrous amount of rages to wipe it off.

Finally I re-lube my chain with GT86 spray.

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Re: Chain Maintenace
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2019, 12:01:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by VARRAKK [+]
I believe I have found the perfect solution.

Motul chain cleaner, this thing is amazing.
Let it sit on chain for 5min to do its magic.
Then spend a ludicrous amount of rages to wipe it off.

Finally I re-lube my chain with GT86 spray.

Oh, you mean the product I mentioned a page ago? ;)

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Re: Chain Maintenace
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2019, 08:35:08 PM »
Who makes the stock chain? I found rust my chain at 5500 miles which seems very premature.

My DID chain on my Ducati lasted 26000 miles and no rust.

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Re: Chain Maintenace
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2019, 03:56:20 PM »
I use lamp oil (basically kerosene) to clean the chain, it's very cheap, bought a liter in 2016 and still haven't used all of it.

I have the bike on a stand, spray on and spinn the rear wheel while wiping it clean using rags until there is no grime left.
Then use Castrol chain lube as it stays in place and is not thrown all over the place.

I lube the chain every 700-1000km, and clean it every 1500-2000km.

 


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