Yamaha R6 Forum: YZF-R6 Forums banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
WATCHOUT...I'll be back
Joined
·
447 Posts
I use it and I like it. I have not used any other products, because I just got use to this product. What I usually do is warm up the chain by going around the block a couple times, then I would spray it down with the lube. I would give it at least 30mins before I go on a longer ride. I usually spray the chain down every 3 weeks or when I wash the bike every month. But I usually clean the chain before I spray it down with the lube when I wash the bike.
 

·
Ur mom doesnt fit on back
Joined
·
247 Posts
i currently have the synthetic Chain wax. I like the performance. i usually spray it and let it sit over night. But it does get the bike messy during the first 2 rides. maybe the regular version is better for cleanliess. The regular Chain Wax is supposed to be very good.
 

·
burrr
Joined
·
158 Posts
ride your bike for a few miles to get the chain warm. spray the chain down with wd40 and wipe off all the dirt and crap, and wipe the chain dry. spray the chain with chain lube, let it sit for a minute then wipe off all of the excess. avoid using chain wax it makes a mess.:cheers
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
280 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Thanks for the help guys...i will do what you said!

I looked at the manual, and need to figure out how to adjust the chain. Is this easy to do? I am not sure if needs adjustment or not but i will roll the bike and see how much slack it has. A normal amount should be pretty tight right? Just a little slack...i mean it shouldnt be all loose on there? Manual gave a number but im not good with that..Im better with a vidual of how loose or tight it should be
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
196 Posts
ride your bike for a few miles to get the chain warm. spray the chain down with wd40 and wipe off all the dirt and crap, and wipe the chain dry. spray the chain with chain lube, let it sit for a minute then wipe off all of the excess. avoid using chain wax it makes a mess.:cheers
don't use WD40!! it will degrade the o-ring seals in your chain. use a quality chain cleaner meant for o-ring/roller chains OR do like the manual says and clean the chain with kerosene. i had a little 22 oz fuel bottle, put about $1 of kerosene in it, and it's lasted me several chain cleanings and i still have plenty left. it works great, just melts the grease right off.
 

·
burrr
Joined
·
158 Posts
WD40 WILL NOT DAMAGE O-RINGS! the rk chain company actually recommends using WD40. This is how most racers clean their chains. If it works on the racetrack it will work on the street.
 

·
burrr
Joined
·
158 Posts
Thanks for the help guys...i will do what you said!

I looked at the manual, and need to figure out how to adjust the chain. Is this easy to do? I am not sure if needs adjustment or not but i will roll the bike and see how much slack it has. A normal amount should be pretty tight right? Just a little slack...i mean it shouldnt be all loose on there? Manual gave a number but im not good with that..Im better with a vidual of how loose or tight it should be
you need about an inch and a half of chain slack. as you suspension compresses the chain becomes tighter. if you don't have enough slack the chain will prevent you from being able to use all of your suspension travel and will cause the chain to wear faster.
 

·
Dragging Knee
Joined
·
1,604 Posts
I use the chain wax that you have a link to because it does not fling like most other chain lubes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
51 Posts
Today I cleaned and lubed my chain. I cleaned it off using a degreaser and left the bike to dry before applying the lube. For the lube I use the Castrol synthetic wax that I picked the from Cycle Gear. The rep there told me that this the best available in the market.
I would have to wait and see how good the lube is. But stuff that I have bought from Cycle Gear has definitely turned out to be good.

Thanks
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top