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Offline Sonny

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Re: Best Chain Cleaners and Chain Lub according to F9
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2019, 12:18:44 PM »
Chains have lots of advantages: weight, mechanical efficiency, cost, serviceability.

Belts are even better on most scores.  :188:
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Re: Best Chain Cleaners and Chain Lub according to F9
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2019, 12:51:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by dancingweasel [+]
...You can change the gearing which I have done on the V, 'cos as standard it's so low geared. Even geared up I still look for 7th !
Just curious; what sprocket’s sizes are you now using?

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Re: Best Chain Cleaners and Chain Lub according to F9
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2019, 02:40:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
Chains have lots of advantages: weight, mechanical efficiency, cost, serviceability.

Belts are even better on most scores.  :188:

Only have experience of F800GT belts. Can only offically get OEM at GBPŁ300, unoffically it is a cam belt available at 20% or less :125:

If used in all weathers/road conditions (not off road) they can and do snap before service change interval. They still need periodic adjustment/tensioning.

Think the big cruisers have better results :notsure:


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Re: Best Chain Cleaners and Chain Lub according to F9
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2019, 03:27:23 PM »
Yes, I've had them on a Savage, an S40 and a Vulcan 900... they're quiet, clean and trouble free.

My Xmax has a similar belt in its CVT, working like a champ. It probably has a different fiber weave inside it, since it needs to be strong against longitudinal pulling as well as lateral compression as it rides in and out between the conical split pulleys. Replacement interval is 12K miles.
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Re: Best Chain Cleaners and Chain Lub according to F9
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2019, 03:39:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by dancingweasel [+]
Time was chains were crap, and shafts were wonderful! Now, with O and X ring chains they last forever with hardly any maintenance. Chains have one big advantage. You can change the gearing which I have done on the V, 'cos as standard it's so low geared. Even geared up I still look for 7th !
Exactly, chains last foreva this days...

Guys, all these different cleaners are pure MARKETING! Just use good old kerosene! It cleans super well and does not damage the O rings seals!

Also, I would highly recommend using the teflon lube for the chain!  :028: It does not attract dirt! And lasts for a long time. I only spray once per 1000 km or 600 miles. And it takes 1 min to apply it. My chain never rust even after rain or in high humidity.

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Re: Best Chain Cleaners and Chain Lub according to F9
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2019, 08:01:34 PM »
and in the next instalment EP90 Gear oil and WD40  :5:

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Re: Best Chain Cleaners and Chain Lub according to F9
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2019, 09:00:57 PM »
That would be 12.37 minutes of my life I wouldn't get back again  :008:     
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Re: Best Chain Cleaners and Chain Lub according to F9
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2019, 10:24:02 PM »
I'll save you the time, having watched all of these. He set up a solid list of performance criteria for chain cleaners and lubes, and then tested a variety of exotic and expen$ive products. The conclusion: Kerosene to clean and 90W gear oil as lube outperformed them all (or were just as good) at a fraction of the cost. Go figure...  :027:
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Re: Best Chain Cleaners and Chain Lub according to F9
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2019, 03:00:24 AM »
Thanks for the info  :37: good and cheap products.
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Re: Best Chain Cleaners and Chain Lub according to F9
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2019, 04:08:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
The conclusion: Kerosene to clean and 90W gear oil as lube outperformed them all (or were just as good) at a fraction of the cost. Go figure...  :027:

which is not at all surprising considering thats what chain manufactures have been recommending for years ...

 



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