The "Best" Way To Clean A Chain?
I read on thumpertalk about this crazy method of cleaning a chain - you remove it from your bike and attach it to a drill and let it run through some kerosene for 30 mins. Thought I would finally give it a try, to see if it truly was the "best" way to clean a chain...
Here is the original post I read 2 years ago that inspired me to attempt this method of cleaning:
1984 Honda XR350R Cold Start and Walkaround
1984 Honda XR 350 R.
I picked this up for $750 ($700 US). Going to sell my '89 CR125R to make room, I seem to do mostly trail riding these days and the CR125R is a tough machine to ride in the tight single-track.
How to identify the 1984 XR350R
* It came in one color: Flash Red
* The number plate panels were yellow while the seat was blue
* The fork boots were black
* The "350R" swingarm decal was red
* The front brakes were hydraulic disc
* The hand guards were plastic
* The engine was lubricated with a wet sump
* The engine was a 339cc OHC RFVC single cylinder with 2 carburetors and 2 head pipes
* The transmission was a 6-speed.
* Engine: RFVC radial valve, 339cc dual-carburetor dry sump
* Suspension: Pro-LinkTM rear suspension
* Brake: Disc front brake
* Wheelbase: 1405mm (55.3 in.)
* Dry weight: 112 kg (246.8 lb)
* Seat height: 920mm (36.2 in.)
* Front wheel travel: 280mm (11 in.)
* Rear wheel travel: 270mm (10.6 in.)
* The serial number began JH2NE010*EM100001.
2007 Husqvarna TE450 Enduro Dirtbike Startup and Walkaround
2007 Husqvarna TE450 Enduro Dirtbike Startup and Walkaround
Displacement: 449.00 ccm (27.40 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder
Bore x stroke: 97.0 x 60.8 mm (3.8 x 2.4 inches)
Fuel system: Carburettor. 41mm Keihin FCR
Fuel control: DOHC
Starter: Electric & kick
Cooling system: Liquid
Clutch: Wet / Multiplate / 6 spd
Dry weight: 107.8 kg (237.7 pounds)
Overall width: 7,199 mm (283.4 inches)
Chassis and dimensions
Front suspension: Marzoochi
Rear suspension: Sachs
Front brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes: Single disc
Modifications compared to previous model: The bike presents a new kick starter that helps the start even in case of electric starter´s battery black out. Other new features are the grips, changed in the colour and component, the seat has a new anti sliding cover and there´s a new automatic decompression system. The whole suspension system has new calibrations that help the smoothness and feeling of the bike during offroad riding.
Motorcycle Sprocket & Chain Install Part 2
Part 2 deals with the master link and riveting, chain tension and rear wheel alignment. As always this is NOT a how to video, but rather a video to give you the idea. It always looks easier on film with the editing. An improperly installed master link can lead to chain failure and possible serious injury !!!!!!!!
Intro music credit: Dark Symphony "Jamendo.com" royalty free music
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Dirt Bike Rear Tire and Tube Changing
http://www.bikebandit.com?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=dirt-bike-rear-tire-and-tube-changing This BikeBandit.com How To Video overviews a Dirt Bike Rear Tire Change with Steve Matthes and was produced by Transworld Motocross.
DID chain tool review and tutorial
Seeing as no-one else has done a video review of this tool, I will! Using it to break a standard OEM endless 525 chain on my '97 Honda CBR600F and then press and rivet a DID 525VX X ring chain.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this video is as a guide only. It does not supercede any information in your owners manual or other professional workshop manual. I am using this tool and carrying out this work at my own risk on my own bike. If you are not 100% confident in carrying this work out, take your bike to a qualified professional. I will not be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage howsoever caused.
Dirt Bike Air Filter Cleaning
http://www.bikebandit.com?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=dirt-bike-air-filter-cleaning This BikeBandit.com How To Video overviews Dirt Bike Air Filter Cleaning with Steve Matthes and was produced by Transworld Motocross.
A clean air filter is essential to a great performing dirt bike. OEM air filters for dirt bikes can be found at http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts and aftermarket air filters for dirt bikes can be found at http://www.bikebandit.com/air-filters/cm/a642495?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=dirt-bike-air-filter-cleaning
In addition to replacement air filters, we also carry a wide variety of tools and chemicals to clean and replace them. dirt bike Chemicals related to dirt bike air filters can be found at http://www.bikebandit.com/air-filter-maintenance-motorcycle-chemicals/c/a642287a634348?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=dirt-bike-air-filter-cleaning and tools can be found at http://www.bikebandit.com/motorcycle-hand-tools/c/a642299?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=dirt-bike-air-filter-cleaning
Replacing, cleaning and re-oiling dirt bike air filters can be a messy job. We definitely recommend some work gloves which can be found on our website at http://www.bikebandit.com/motorcycle-work-gloves/c/a642343?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=dirt-bike-air-filter-cleaning (We typically go with nitrile).
Howto: Replace Your Motorcycle Chain and Sprockets in 10 mins
I finally got around to picking up some SV650 sprockets and a new chain. The old chain that just came off was actually now in worse shape than the even older chain that came off of it a few months ago. The old sprockets were a little beat up, so I decided to just change it all!
So here's the whole job in just about 10 minutes!
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Chain Cleaner Experiment
Will any of these harm your chain? Maybe I'll find out.
I didn't include Kerosene because: 1) I can't find it anywhere so I don't have any and 2) chain manufacturers recommend it, so I know it's safe to use.
Delboy's Garage, Suzuki Bandit, Chain Adjustment. (plus clean and lube).
Easy task this one, not sure it was even worth posting it, but with the amount of badly and even dangerously neglected chains i see on bikes out and about, it seems that not so many people care too much about chain maintainance, or otherwise dont know. So for those who care enough to bother, here's how i take care of MY chain, ..Enjoy.