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  1. #61
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    A new era in chain lubrication will start for me too, can't wait.

    It was hard to obtain it though, could not find it locally and two UK vendors said they could not ship due to regulations. The third vendor just shipped it.

    Thanks AV80R

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  2. #62
    President of the ZRXOA
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    How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?



    That's enough to last a lifetime. Once the chain is clean, you only need enough to make sure you have coverage and then wipe ALL the excess away. No more rust or red powder of death! Oh and the o-rings will be very happy.
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  3. #63
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    I just use 80-90 every few hundred miles. Not that difficult. Wipe swing arm down every couple days. Cheap, win.

  4. #64
    BadAss Hooligan
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    I use a chain cleaning stuff i got from cycle gear (cant remember the name, and motul road chain lube...works good and stays on

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    Eric
    2001 Black ZRX 1200

  5. #65
    Hooligan
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    I took AV80Rs advice and use ACF 50. It does work pretty well!

  6. #66
    President of the ZRXOA
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    How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Twinsrule View Post
    I took AV80Rs advice and use ACF 50. It does work pretty well!
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  7. #67
    Hooligan
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    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    Ok going to step away from my expensive and hard to find Sidewinder chain lube that is also a pain to apply as directed and try some of the FLYER'S (AV80R) magic chain stuff, will report back with the difference now that we are going to have some rain here in SF.
    The old guy

  8. #68
    President of the ZRXOA
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    How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    When I lived in Nob Hill for a year and parked my ZRX outside in SF, the ACF-50 was essential on the entire bike to keep the salt spray infused fog from eating everything.
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  9. #69
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    All you guys who lube your chain are

  10. #70
    President of the ZRXOA
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    How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    ACF-50 used properly on the chain means you remove as much of it as possible before you ride. It should look like a dry chain after application.

    Although the chain looks dry, it's chemically impervious to rusting and the o-rings are fat and happy.

    How well does your chain hold up with nothing applied in South Carolina? I'm getting 20k+ miles from mine with no kinks, red dust, or tight spots and they cosmetically look damn near new too...not a speck of rust.
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  11. #71
    Legal Eagle
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    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    ACF-50 used properly on the chain means you remove as much of it as possible before you ride. It should look like a dry chain after application.

    Although the chain looks dry, it's chemically impervious to rusting and the o-rings are fat and happy.

    So how do you know when to re-apply?

  12. #72
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    with the 80-90 I've yet to see any red rust dust, kinks, etc. I've put 10k on the bike since bought in Nov '14. Chain wasnt replaced when I bought the bike and honestly it looks OEM. Bike had 14k when bought, now has 24k. I guess chain and sprockets could have been replaced but the dealer I bought it from had no clue. Didnt even have the title in his name >>. I just roll the bike, apply gear oil to both sides of chain on rings and roll again, keeping an eye on where i started and stopped so I can cover the chain and then do the same with a rag, wiping it down. Kind of a pain without a helping hand and the laziness to not use my Abba stand but works. I didn't like the Motul because then all of a sudden I need 3 products to lube the chain. And that stuff is sticky and nasty. Although, I may jump on the bandwagon and give acf a shot, gear oil is fine for my application at this current time.

  13. #73
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    I have been using ACF-50 for about a year now.

    Excellent lube, extremely easy to use.

    You just wipe it clean, it's pretty much just rode dust that is on chain, and wipe it on.

    I had to train myself to not spray it on the chain, in fact some times I still do

    Re apply every 400 miles or so. You will know if you waited too long and need it, because you can feel it in your foot pegs.
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  14. #74
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    I just went back in thread. I received my bottle on 4/14/16.

    I also use it too wipe the wheels. Brings back a shine to the black, that stays.

    I would also wipe it on my CF muffler.
    02' ORANGE!

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    Has become what Chrome is to Harley..."


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  15. #75
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by AZSpeed View Post
    I'm a fan on Maxima Chain Wax. Seems to stick to the chain pretty well as long as you don't overdue the application and allow it to dry/setup.
    Thats what I've been using as well. My chain stays pretty clean. Going to try their Crystal Clear chain lube after that runs out
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    current bike: 2000 ZRX1100

  16. #76
    Two wheeled FREAK
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    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cundalini View Post
    Thats what I've been using as well. My chain stays pretty clean. Going to try their Crystal Clear chain lube after that runs out
    Maxima Gold Chain Wax - Street use, more tacky. Highly recommended.

    Maxima Silver Chain Wax - designed for Off road use, less tacky, more messy... I don't recommend for street use, even thought they might. Synthetic, new Crystal clear marketing etc.

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    ZRX-1200 - 2001 #2 - 45,500 miles and counting
    Highly opinionated and somewhat twisted, or so I've been told.

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  17. #77
    President of the ZRXOA
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    How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikenut View Post
    So how do you know when to re-apply?
    About every 400-500 miles. I've gone as long as 1000 before.
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  18. #78
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    Never heard of AC-50 before.
    It looks like it can be used for nearly anything including a dessert topping.

    https://www.amazon.com/Lear-Chemical.../dp/B000P1C8UO

  19. #79
    President of the ZRXOA
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    How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    It's the shizz

    It does smell good to me LOL! I imagine it tasting like grape soda.
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  20. #80
    BadAss Hooligan
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    West Blocton, Alabama

    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    It's the shizz

    It does smell good to me LOL! I imagine it tasting like grape soda.

    Does it work on beards ?

  21. #81
    President of the ZRXOA
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    How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by merc16 View Post
    Does it work on beards ?
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  22. #82
    Legal Eagle
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    Tallahassee, Fl

    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by merc16 View Post
    Does it work on beards ?
    Yes, spray it on liberally and your beard will never rust

  23. #83
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    This is why I hate chain lubes and gave up on it

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  24. #84
    The Court's in session!
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    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    Use special formulation "no lube".

    "no lube" will not sling ever !

    You can not lube the inside of an o-ring chain.

    "Any lube" will attract grit and will sling.

    I got 27,000 miles from a chain using specially
    formulated "no lube", and the cost is very reasonable.
    It's free.

  25. #85
    President of the ZRXOA
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    How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    Any "lube" on the side plates does nothing and the pins and rollers don't need much to spin freely. That's where the ACF-50 excels.

    When you apply it, it should cover everything, but then wipe every bit of it you can off...until the chain looks dry.

    It's still there and chemically makes rust impossible. I treated my chain and went on a 1500 mile ride with no mess.

    After I got home, I just wiped the chain clean with one rag, used another soaked with a small amount of ACF-50 to treat it again, and then a dry rag to take it all off. I'm ready for another 500/1000/1500 miles...whatever you feel like.

    A chemical corrosion inhibitor is to your chain and your bike will be happy not to have a giant mess in the countershaft, swingarm pivot, and chain guard areas.
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  26. #86
    Weirdly Peculiar
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    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    Here's what I understand about O-ring chains, The O-rings seal in the lube for the pins and spacers but not the rollers. So the rollers need lube and somewhere I read that the lube also provides a bit of cushion between the teeth and rollers prolonging life. When I see shine developing on the rollers I either lube or clean\lube the chain.

    2000 Green, 1109, Mikuni 38mm TMR-MJN's, Yosh pipe, ZX-11 cams, Pods, ZX-11 Ignitor, Kwick Kill, Tealdo Stick Coils, Wyn's Sprocket Cover, Ted's Battery Out, MonkeyPincher Rack

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  27. #87
    President of the ZRXOA
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    How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    I would just rather buy chains instead of cleaning gunk. My last two DID gold 530 chains each lasted 20k+ miles and still had more left in em.
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  28. #88
    Weirdly Peculiar
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    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    I would just rather buy chains instead of cleaning gunk. My last two DID gold 530 chains each lasted 20k+ miles and still had more left in em.
    20 K is what get out of my DID's so clearly both methods get the job done. I'm gonna clean my chain and give the world famous proven Arash ACF50 treatment.

    Thanks Arash!
    2000 Green, 1109, Mikuni 38mm TMR-MJN's, Yosh pipe, ZX-11 cams, Pods, ZX-11 Ignitor, Kwick Kill, Tealdo Stick Coils, Wyn's Sprocket Cover, Ted's Battery Out, MonkeyPincher Rack

    2010 Concours 14 ABS Ball Coddler "The Velvet Missle", 151 HP, lots 'o mods

    "A man's got to know his limitations" Dirty Harry

    He who is right all the time is never always right.

  29. #89
    President of the ZRXOA
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    How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    OMG, that's too much pressure!!! My reputation with Bruce's Cycle Shop hangs in the balance.

    Most people put on way too much and leave way too much on Bruce. If you do it right there is a little fling after the first application and then nothing.
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  30. #90
    Hooligan
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    SF Ca

    Re: How do you keep your chain lubed and clean is it possible?

    Hey bearded one that stuff is GREAT !


 

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