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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2021, 12:13:54 pm »
Die probleem met enige oplosmiddel om jou ketting te was, selffs soos diesel, is jy was die ghries in die rollers uit. Q20 !

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Belangrik ook is chain tension en bly ver weg met n high pressure washer van jou ketting af

Bly weg met n high pressure washer van jou BIKE af!!! :thumleft:

Absoluut. En degreasers ook maar `n nare ding.. Daar wat n sagte straal water en seep nie kan bykom nie, hoef `n man nie oor te komkommer nie.
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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2021, 12:53:01 pm »
En daar dog ek dit geld net vir BMW"s     .............
 

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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2021, 12:59:59 pm »
En daar dog ek dit geld net vir BMW"s     .............

Ons praat nou van motorfietse....
 

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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2021, 05:17:08 pm »
Spuit hom sopnat met Q20. Ry hom en olie. Doen dit elke keer as jy van grondpad tip af kom. Mens was nie ketting nie

En as mens op plaas bly en elke dag grondpad ry?  :o

Ek was nooit my ketting nie, smeer net GO op, selfde goed wat Alfie Cox hulle gebruik en werk soos 'n bom.
 

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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2021, 05:28:20 pm »
Wat is die "bliksem" wat jylle van praat?? Paraffien??

https://autozone.co.za/brands/leading-brands/blixem

As jy n ding wat vol olie en gries is wil skoonmaak.
 

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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2021, 08:00:39 am »
Wat is die "bliksem" wat jylle van praat?? Paraffien??

https://autozone.co.za/brands/leading-brands/blixem

As jy n ding wat vol olie en gries is wil skoonmaak.

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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2021, 09:42:07 am »
I reckon the answer is to do it your way.  I'll do it my way, and he'll do it his way, and maybe she'll do it her way. That's the best way.  :3some:
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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2021, 10:00:55 am »
Thanks - sal maar net Q20 as sy gewas word om roes te beheer.

Eks anyway maar 'n BAIE lui moer, en HAAT olie op enige body part.
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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2021, 10:07:47 am »
Thanks - sal maar net Q20 as sy gewas word om roes te beheer.

Eks anyway maar 'n BAIE lui moer, en HAAT olie op enige body part.

ja bly weg van die ratkas olie dan... hy fling maar so bietjie  - op bike parts en heel moontlik op body parts  :deal:
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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2021, 10:54:22 am »
En daar dog ek dit geld net vir BMW"s     .............

Ons praat nou van motorfietse....
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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2021, 11:32:02 am »
high pressure hose water to get the mud and muck off.  Spray prepsol degreaser liberally on the chain and sprockets.  wait 10 min.  More high pressure hose water.

Repeat the process. 

Spin the wheel and dry chain with a hair dryer.

Lube.

Replace chain and sprockets after maximum 50 engine hours, or sooner if the sprocket teeth are getting that "hook" shape. 

this is for 250 enduro bike riding constantly in winter in mud and sandy conditions
 

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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2021, 11:36:12 am »
As jy voel jy mt jou ketting was gebruik diesel.  Ander goeters gaan jou ketting opwetter.

Ek is met @2StrokeDan op hierdie onderwerp. Los hom net so.  Vervang wanneer ketting en tandratte moeg is.  Op my Bushlander het ek sy vervangingsketting nog nooit gewas nie en slegs na was met Q20 gespuit om roes te voorkom.  Hy hou langer as die OEM ketting wat ek gereeld geolie het.


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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2021, 11:36:34 am »
Ok, so I think this thread had reached it's goal.

One person says wash with running water next says pressure hose.

One says clean the chain the other said don't.


Hope the OP found what he was looking for  :lol8: :thumleft:
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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2021, 11:39:33 am »
Paraffien en n ou tande borsel. Skrop liggies , maak skoon met n lappie en n bietjie ratkas olie vir lube.
Moet nooit parrafien gebruik, ketting se o-rings hou niks daarvan. :deal:
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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2021, 12:50:12 pm »
high pressure hose water to get the mud and muck off.  Spray prepsol degreaser liberally on the chain and sprockets.  wait 10 min.  More high pressure hose water.

Repeat the process. 

Spin the wheel and dry chain with a hair dryer.

Lube.

Replace chain and sprockets after maximum 50 engine hours, or sooner if the sprocket teeth are getting that "hook" shape. 

this is for 250 enduro bike riding constantly in winter in mud and sandy conditions

Im holy about staying away from a high pressure hose. Unless you riding in mud all day there is no need to spray a bike with a very high pressure, stick to a normal hosepipe and a brush, works just as well without killing things like bearings.
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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2021, 12:56:14 pm »
Ok, so I think this thread had reached it's goal.

One person says wash with running water next says pressure hose.

One says clean the chain the other said don't.


Hope the OP found what he was looking for  :lol8: :thumleft:

Guys who use high pressure hoses are either very rich , ie: they don't notice the damage it causes, or they are sponsored or they have new bikes which they sell for newer bikes every season or so. The reality is that a high pressure hose causes damage to a bike, it lifts sticker kits, it pushes water into bearings, it strips coatings off or everything, it eats at rubber etc, you will spend twice the amount of product trying to lube a bike after a high pressure hose has been on it.

Logically its a moving part, so it should be cleaned and lubed , even if it is an O ring or X ring, those chains still rust even if there is an O ring... if you dont mind rust then dont lube, personally I dont like rust so I lube

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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2021, 01:19:56 pm »
Jy gaan baie verskillende opinies kry Petri.

Begin by n ordentlike ketting - O-ring of X-ring.  Ek olie my ketting elke keer as ek my bike was.  Vir my gaan dit oor roes voorkoming. 

Ek haat n wax, party manne glo net daaraan.  Wurth se dry lube is awesome, maar duur as jy baie lube.  Ek gebruik deesdae Spanjaard chain lube.

Ek glo nie regtig aan lube tydens n trip nie.  Jy trek net stof.

Hierdie is beste raad hier Petri.... as jy moet was gebruik net diesel en n lap om skoon te vee, die diesel is cheap, droog niks uit maar haal gunk af.... Mens kan niks regtig lube in rollers met goeie o of x ring ketting. Biki nat lubesoos WD40 nou n dan vir roes voorkoming al wat mens eintlik kan doen  :thumleft:
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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2021, 02:21:59 pm »
Have to agree that a high pressure hose in the wrong hands can do much damage to a motorcycle.  Same applies to most power tools in the wrong hands.

However if you operate your high pressure hose with finesse, it makes the cleaning job 30x easier, faster, and more efficient in terms of less water consumption. 

For example, a tyre doesn't care anything for high pressure water cleaning.  Nor does the underside of your mudguards.  Nor the chain.  Nor the back sprocket. nor the foot pegs.  Nor the underbelly skid plate.  That's almost half the bike that doesn't care about high pressure water cleaning.

Agreed; care and finesse with the high pressure cleaner for rest of the bike.  It is an easy "how to".  With the hose on, you just step back 1 m. 

 

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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2021, 02:47:24 pm »
Ek wou net laasweek ook vra oor kettings en hul maintenance so nou hoef ek nie verder te worry nie - lyk my anything goes! ;D
 

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Re: How to Clean a Chain and Sprockets Correctly??
« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2021, 05:59:16 pm »
Have to agree that a high pressure hose in the wrong hands can do much damage to a motorcycle.  Same applies to most power tools in the wrong hands.

However if you operate your high pressure hose with finesse, it makes the cleaning job 30x easier, faster, and more efficient in terms of less water consumption. 

For example, a tyre doesn't care anything for high pressure water cleaning.  Nor does the underside of your mudguards.  Nor the chain.  Nor the back sprocket. nor the foot pegs.  Nor the underbelly skid plate.  That's almost half the bike that doesn't care about high pressure water cleaning.

Agreed; care and finesse with the high pressure cleaner for rest of the bike.  It is an easy "how to".  With the hose on, you just step back 1 m.


I agree.  Ive owned my little pressure washer since 2004 and its cleaned every bike since owned.  Yet to find any damage because of that.

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