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i've been browsing the internet trying to find a nifty way to clean my chain without any sort of stand.. and haven't come up with anything really good. does anyone NOT have a stand and have some nifty way of going about it? it seems like everyone in the world has one.

i found this during my internet travels

How NOT to clean your chain. **GRAPHIC PICS*** : Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums: Gixxer.com

glad i didn't run out and buy a stand.. i was thinking about doing the exact same thing
 

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Cleaning and lubing your chain without a rear stand is not all that hard, it just takes a little bit more time and space.

When you clean the chain while on the sidestand, it is a good idea to take the chain guard off to clean and lube a small section at a time. I use either a piece of cardboard or rags to cover the swingarm, tire and ground to prevent overspray and dripping. Rolling the bike forward or back advances the chain sections for cleaning. An old toothbrush works great for scrubbing and wont tear the o-rings.

Kerosene or a good chain cleaner works for cleaning the chain. There is also one thing that a lot of riders don't use any more.. it's 80w-90 gear oil. Gear oil makes a good cleaner as well as lube. It's cheap and a little bit goes a long way, but can be a little messy to use. A lot of wiping involved and flings like crazy if not dried good. I use it to get the chain as clean as possible, then seal it with either Maxima Chain Wax or DuPont Teflon Multi-use Dry Wax Lubricant (now called Chain Saver).
 

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My chain is absolutely filthy, I saw a youtube video where this woman took a can of something and a grunge brush to get all the dirt off and then wiped it off and put lube on the chain (And sproket). I'll get a picture, but this chain is terribly dirty. I also have no stand, my center stand seems to have been removed or something long ago.
 

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My chain is absolutely filthy, I saw a youtube video where this woman took a can of something and a grunge brush to get all the dirt off and then wiped it off and put lube on the chain (And sproket). I'll get a picture, but this chain is terribly dirty. I also have no stand, my center stand seems to have been removed or something long ago.
650's dont have a centerstand....
I use gas mixed with chainsaw bar oil to clean mine.
Kerosene or diesel fuel is better to use.
I use a stiff paint brush to keep dipping it in ur kero...n....
Just keep working it over n over till the stuff comes off....
I put a metal cake dish under it to catch the mess....
Just because i have these things n no $$ to do buy a bunch of other stuff right now.
How i spin my wheel is this.....now pay attention.....LOL
Have bike in neutral..
I have the bike on the kickstand.....
I then put my left hand on handlebar..n....right hand on other side of bike under what ever is solid.... Mine has a plastic kinda cover on both sides.....feels quite solid. I them pull towards me with right hand while kinda holding the bikes handlebars with left. Bike will now pivot up on kickstand...n...rear tire will come off the ground a bit......
I use my right foot to reach up to the tire n push the top backward n down a bit.....this turns chain.
I have it down pat.....very easy.....
I do all this in a dirt area.....don't want to ruin tar....
A grungbrush would be best, but $$$ is also a issue for me....
Simple Solutions RGB800 Grunge Brush : Amazon.com : Powersport Superstore








 

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I have none of the things you mentioned to clean mine with, I guess it will have to stay dirty for now.
 

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IndyJoe U Hoe.......
Did u hear that.......
Gunna keep it dirty......
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooo.......:eek:
I guess itza gunna have to be ok......:nonono:
Not my chain......:hide:
Do u know what happens if ur chain breaks while ur driving.....:whistling:
Tell them IndyJoe......tell them.....:facepalm:
It's not pritty......:nonono:
But we'll send u some.....:flowers:
Well if we know where to send them...:dance:
AHHhhhhhhhhhhhh.....not to scare ya or anything, but......:rolleyes:








 

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IndyJoe U Hoe.......
Did u hear that.......
Gunna keep it dirty......
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooo.......:eek:
I guess itza gunna have to be ok......:nonono:
Not my chain......:hide:
Do u know what happens if ur chain breaks while ur driving.....:whistling:
Tell them IndyJoe......tell them.....:facepalm:
It's not pritty......:nonono:
But we'll send u some.....:flowers:
Well if we know where to send them...:dance:
AHHhhhhhhhhhhhh.....not to scare ya or anything, but......:rolleyes:

What can I do? I am basically broke right now, I'm waiting to be paid and I'm not riding until I go get my tire.
 

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What can I do? I am basically broke right now, I'm waiting to be paid and I'm not riding until I go get my tire.
I hear ya......:dance:
$$ is tite 4 me too these days.....:eek:
I'm on workers comp at a half rate cause i worked a seasonal job last summer.....n....got hurt at that....
Never ever work a seasonal job....never....:eek:
Ur gunna find that motorbikes are a big expense to keep running....
Toys I say cost $$$ to have.....:dance:
I don't consider my bike a toy, but it's my main means of transportation right now.....:rolleyes:
But they do cost a lot to keep running....:whistling:
Always tires, chain lube, oil changes, chains n sprockets....insurance, registration.....strapons, etc.....LOL...:facepalm:
NNNnnnnn...more if u drop it or worse......:eek:
OOoooooo....n i didn't mention fuel, but that much cheaper then a car or truck 4 sure.....:thumb:
The last 5 years be4 this bike i atved.....
It was much cheeper than this bike has been....
Tires lasted the whole 5 years i had it, but i only racked up 7000 miles...n...i drove it a lot.... No chain...4 wheel drive with shaft.
Just oil changes every 3000 miles....didn't even have a filter....
Bought 2 for the price of this 1 bike....new...with extended warrentees....Suzuki's.... Sold them 4 almost what i bought them 4.....LOL
NNNnnnn....now.....4now....I have a Girls bike.....
:facepalm:








 

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I have none of the things you mentioned to clean mine with, I guess it will have to stay dirty for now.
just get some kind of solvent that won't hurt the o-rings in the chain or the chain itself.. spray it on there and scrub with the brush then wipe with a rag... afterwards put on some chain lube that you can get at any dealership. i got a big ol' can for 20 bucks or so.. should last a while.

Just role the bike while you're doing it... do one section (on the bottom part of the chain only).. and roll
 

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Long ago a friend of mine decided to tip his bike up on the side stand with it in 1st gear to wipe the grunge off. Well It started to tip back down and as it did he rolled the throttle open and put his "darling" through the work bench AND the back wall of the garage. A rather ignominious ending for his 8 speed Husky.
 

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Using the center stand and running in gear is ok..use lot's of kerosene (easy on the O-rings) with a pan underneath THEN shut it off to wipe it down.
What is an O-ring?
 

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Using the center stand and running in gear is ok..use lot's of kerosene (easy on the O-rings) with a pan underneath THEN shut it off to wipe it down.
running in gear is not ok... someone posted a thread a few months (i think) ago about how he did that and it his hand got caught.. he no longer has a fully functional hand.

there are little rubber o-shaped things that are between the gabs in the chain and the rollers that are called o-rings
 

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What is an O-ring?
OOOOooooo boy now this is gunna open a can of worms......:whistling:
Should I indyJoe?.......
Really.....should I....?......:whistling:
First thing cummms to mind is a thing a dude wears during sex.....
:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Next is........:whistling:
It's the same thing but smaller that is built into the chain to hold the factory lube inside the chain......:thumb:










 
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