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Offline kenl

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when i dismantled the black cover of pinion, ahhhhhh  :005: :431: :431: :431: :087: :087: :087:

full of greasy filth.....

how to clean it? any suggestion?



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Re: Did you clean the chain and pinion that hidden in the black cover
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 01:36:05 AM »
Kerosene or any engine de-greaser and a toothbrush.

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Re: Did you clean the chain and pinion that hidden in the black cover
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 01:49:12 AM »
yep, i spray chain degreaser yeasterday but it not work. maybe it is too thick.

I buy some more powerful degreaser and prepare to use water cannons to fire on this disgusting thing.

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Re: Did you clean the chain and pinion that hidden in the black cover
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 01:53:14 AM »
I use WD-40 as a degreaser and a old toothbrush to scrub all the big stuff off then Dawn dish soap to finish it off.

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Re: Did you clean the chain and pinion that hidden in the black cover
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 03:26:20 AM »
*Originally Posted by kenl [+]
yep, i spray chain degreaser yeasterday but it not work. maybe it is too thick.

I buy some more powerful degreaser and prepare to use water cannons to fire on this disgusting thing.

You may do better to 1st just scrape out the majority of the gunk, and then put some elbow grease in there and scrub away!

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Re: Did you clean the chain and pinion that hidden in the black cover
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 05:58:58 AM »
Pull off the worst with an old rag. Spraying degreaser on the built up grime won't help.
Then start cleaning it with a degreaser and a toothbrush and different rag.
I got nothing.....

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Re: Did you clean the chain and pinion that hidden in the black cover
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 12:09:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
You may do better to 1st just scrape out the majority of the gunk, and then put some elbow grease in there and scrub away!

Definitely ! Pick out the worst then it will clean up - did it on the last S1R at around 11k - lots of gunk !

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Re: Did you clean the chain and pinion that hidden in the black cover
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019, 05:33:57 PM »
For some reason these BMW bikes tend to accumulate a lot more gunk than my Yamahas did.
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Re: Did you clean the chain and pinion that hidden in the black cover
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 08:41:02 PM »
Did mine a few weeks ago.

Its easier to do a proper job if you remove the ally spacer that you can see in your picture and the cable (for the side stand I think) that is woven in the actual sprocket cover itself.


Clutch/brake cleaner just melts it away and is very cheap if you don't use aerosol versions...

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Re: Did you clean the chain and pinion that hidden in the black cover
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2019, 08:24:55 PM »
Yeah mine looked terrible the first time I opened it up too.  This is my first chain drive bike and I didn't know anything about maintenance at first.  I guess the small dealership I bought it from also didn't know much about chains either (most of their business is 1200 boxer's) because they let me drive off with the packing grease still on the chain.  I absolutely could not keep that rear wheel clean for the first year  :230:, on the other hand I made it a year and 6-7k miles before I noticed any rust on the chain and decided to learn how to do chain maintenance  :745:
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