Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum banner
  • Hey Everyone! Enter your bike HERE to be a part of this months Bike of the Month Challenge!

1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
518 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I bought one of those RK/Supersprox kits, am happy with it, but the chain came in this milky white lube (insert joke here) and I was wondering if that was gonna come off so I can see the shiny gold chain, or do I need to clean it? And how?

thanks in advance.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,389 Posts
clean

then lube?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
684 Posts
the wd or not to wd thing...

here are two great posts from "the Hall of Wisdom"

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=80

a place most newbies should look first before starting threads...:think::think::think:

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/showthread.php?t=70269

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/motorcycle-chain-cleaner/

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/showthread.php?t=28137

We love you Shazaam.....

DUCS RULE …Rice grinders drool..

09 Ducati GT1000 Black and Gold; 14/41 with Ohlins F&R, Termis & Rizoma bling
95 Ducati SS 900 CR Red; 15/41 my new project…
81 Yamaha SR 500 total cafe project bike
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
119 Posts
you said that nicer than I would have. Sometimes I think people forget a flippin search button exists.




here are two great posts from "the Hall of Wisdom"

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=80

a place most newbies should look first before starting threads...:think::think::think:

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/showthread.php?t=70269

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/motorcycle-chain-cleaner/

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/showthread.php?t=28137

We love you Shazaam.....

DUCS RULE …Rice grinders drool..

09 Ducati GT1000 Black and Gold; 14/41 with Ohlins F&R, Termis & Rizoma bling
95 Ducati SS 900 CR Red; 15/41 my new project…
81 Yamaha SR 500 total cafe project bike
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
518 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 · (Edited)
here are two great posts from "the Hall of Wisdom"

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=80

a place most newbies should look first before starting threads...:think::think::think:

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/showthread.php?t=70269

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/motorcycle-chain-cleaner/

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/showthread.php?t=28137

We love you Shazaam.....

DUCS RULE …Rice grinders drool..

09 Ducati GT1000 Black and Gold; 14/41 with Ohlins F&R, Termis & Rizoma bling
95 Ducati SS 900 CR Red; 15/41 my new project…
81 Yamaha SR 500 total cafe project bike
a place most newbies should look first before starting threads...:think::think::think:
to be honest, technologies and products change pretty quickly, and there are only like 3-4 new threads a day here at best, and I dont think it is too much of an inconvenience to ask questions on this forum instead of using old info occasionally.

If people dont want to respond, that is fine, but there have been numerous threads about the specific kit I just purchased and though that it was a specific enough question.

so save your :think::think::think:

BTW I donate to this site every year, and if I wanna ask a question I will, you dont pay shit, so you and your 60 posts might wanna anti up before you judge others posting habits, freeloader. TIA ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
266 Posts
chain lube

that protective wax can be a bear to remove, brushing w/deisel does a nice job also.

in the riding season i clean my chain/sprockets w/WD40 pretty frequently, about every other ride i suppose. in the off-season i remove, then soak/clean the chain in diesel. i believe that the introduction of both "O" and "X"-rings does a very nice job of keeping crud out of the internal rollers/pin areas so external spray lube might not even be needed, except for corrosion protection on the outer surfaces of the links. .015
bobp
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
518 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
that protective wax can be a bear to remove, brushing w/deisel does a nice job also.

in the riding season i clean my chain/sprockets w/WD40 pretty frequently, about every other ride i suppose. in the off-season i remove, then soak/clean the chain in diesel. i believe that the introduction of both "O" and "X"-rings does a very nice job of keeping crud out of the internal rollers/pin areas so external spray lube might not even be needed, except for corrosion protection on the outer surfaces of the links. .015
bobp
that is why I asked this question, because I did search and there were no answers to the specific question of the protective wax.

yeah, I want to see that shiny chain, but I dont want to lose the protective properties.

I guess I am just gonna have to SLOWLY clean it, thanks for the input guys.;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
325 Posts
If it's the same crap that comes on the chains of new bikes CLEAN IT OFF! I got a new Monster a couple of months ago and that white crap turns black pretty quick, then it flings all over the bike. It's like trying to clean tree sap off the paint. Pain in the ass.
 

·
Go for it!
Joined
·
461 Posts
...If people dont want to respond, that is fine, but there have been numerous threads about the specific kit I just purchased and though that it was a specific enough question.

so save your :think::think::think:

BTW I donate to this site every year, and if I wanna ask a question I will, you dont pay shit, so you and your 60 posts might wanna anti up before you judge others posting habits, freeloader. TIA ;)
+1. I hate it when people don't pay their fair share!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
518 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
+1. I hate it when people don't pay their fair share!
I think the price you pay to sponser this site is a BARGAIN for all the great info you get. That notwithstanding, if you dont wanna pay, fine, but the last thing you should do is criticize people/or this site for asking for help especially if they are contributing, and you arent.

some people have nerve, I am telling ya.:rolleyes:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
Kerosene.

Yep, Kerosene. And a Harbor Freight .25 cent chip brush.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
209 Posts
always clean your chain with the bike on a stand and the engine OFF!
Some people have the habit of cleaning a chain with the bike in gear and the engine running. There is a recent post on a Hyabusa site were a guy lost the tips of all his fingers while cleaning his chain with the engine running and bike in gear. Not a good idea.

Cheers,
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
396 Posts
Phhhht - least you didn't get reamed!

+1. I hate it when people don't pay their fair share!

Yeah....I ALSO Hate it when you PAY your $$$ and get SCREWED when the new "management" takes over!!! Hence I very rarely frequent this place on the net anymore. More of a principle thing for me at this point. Anyhow, rant mode off, just logged on when I saw this $$$ post. ( I paid for a lifetime membership and got shafted on the "takeover"). Oh well, back to something more intelligent to do with me brain! :D
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,389 Posts
Cleaning Tub

I've posted on this in the past and the cleaning tub works great for this job! Old spray bottle with some kero and a old tooth brush with the Tub.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
518 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
I've posted on this in the past and the cleaning tub works great for this job! Old spray bottle with some kero and a old tooth brush with the Tub.
cool idea, you need a round one too though?:p
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
Giday
I use a tar and grease remover from an auto parts store. Panel beaters use it also to remove wax. After that I could not recommend a scottoiler more. 20,000 mls on my 996 X ring and still mint, and yes it sees wheelies and plenty of full throttle. Gravel roads and rain. They are the business. Can't remember adjusting my chain last time, maybe, 10,000mls ago?. Fit and forget and no great mess every where.
And your chain will always look mint and shiny. Good luck. Duncan
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,176 Posts
Honestly, just ride the bike - the wax will eventually melt off all on its own. It is a good protective barrier, and wax is also a good lubricant.

Once it's time to clean the chain (after a good long first ride), as others suggested, use the WD-40, then a good lubricant. Then check the adjustment as most new chains stretch a bit when first used.
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
Top