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What can you safely soak an O-ring chain in?

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Re: What can you safely soak an O-ring chain in?

Post by cargo » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:48 pm

Good question.

In my time I've own a few brand new bikes. KH250, GPZ750, FZ750, ZXR750, TRIDENT SPRINT.
In every case the standard orginal chain out lasted ANY aftermarket I ever tried.
Discuss



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Re: What can you safely soak an O-ring chain in?

Post by KwakKwak » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:19 am

cargo wrote:Good question.

In my time I've own a few brand new bikes. KH250, GPZ750, FZ750, ZXR750, TRIDENT SPRINT.
In every case the standard orginal chain out lasted ANY aftermarket I ever tried.
Discuss
Mr Kawasaki's chain kit is the most expensive which probably tells us something, interesting to know who makes it. Obviously there are varying qualities of kits, maybe as per most parts OEM is the way to go (rear shock being the exception that proves the rule).
In my youthfuls I had a poster of a red GPZ750 on my wall, bloody loved those bikes back in the day.


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Re: What can you safely soak an O-ring chain in?

Post by cargo » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:21 am

The GPZ was a great bike I used it for my first big proper biking holiday in 1985 I went to Barcelona for the TT F1 World Championship and 24 hour race at a great road race circuit called Mountjuic Park. Same year was my first trip to the IOM TT Races and I was also at the local round of the TT F1.
The GPZ never missed a beat



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Re: What can you safely soak an O-ring chain in?

Post by KwakKwak » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:30 pm

cargo wrote:The GPZ never missed a beat
Poster was up for many years, never even had to change the blue tac :smt023


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Re: What can you safely soak an O-ring chain in?

Post by Smousley1995 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:41 pm

I've only had two bikes but I put on DID gold x-ring for both and I rarely have to adjust the tension despite doing about 1000 miles a month :smt001
KwakKwak wrote:I cleaned and lubed mine not so long ago, now having had the swingarm off the bike I cleaned and lubed it again, which means I'm doing mine every 25 miles or so, this is expensive, and now I'm afraid to ruin the pristine chain and sprockets, they look just lovely.
I also do this a lot too! basically anytime it's on the paddock stand it gets a clean and lube so I get through way too many cans of expensive Castrol chain lube but it makes me feel good :pmsl


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Re: What can you safely soak an O-ring chain in?

Post by shemm » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:31 pm

cargo wrote:Top Cargo tip


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This stuff must be good, I've been down to my local Lidl and there is a big empty shelf where I imagine this stuff used to be, still on the lookout.



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