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Chain rust and washing/waxing products ?

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chickenchickendinner

Greetings all,
 
I've had my bike for about 6 months and i have yet to wash it once...shame on me :(  Although its freezing balls outside, i still ride once a week or something. Last week i noticed my chain had some rust and can't tell if that's because of salt on the road, not washing it, or both?  (i think it's both). I already bought some chain cleaner and lube that i plan on doing sometime this weekend or when it's 40F+ and not 10F+ outside. I adjusted my chain slack 2 months ago and didn't noticed any rust at all. What do you guys do to prevent rust on the chain? and what can i do to prevent the chain from oxidizing?
 
As for washing products, i just ordered some muc off cleaner concentrate, which i've never heard of or use but I'm giving it a try since it has good reviews. Anyone else using muc-off? what's a good wax product and rim/tire cleaner?
 
 

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hobbs

My chain rusted up in no time at all. If you look closely you'll probably notice its just the external plates, not the rollers. In such a case I said eff it, it's just cosmetic. You'll have to be pretty diligent with lubing/coating the chain to prevent the rust.
 
Well maybe not so much for arid climates but I'm never more than 20 to 30 miles from the ocean so the atmosphere is humid and salty.
 
Edit for adtl info: my favorite chain lube is http://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Teflon-Chain-Saver-Self-Cleaning-Lubricant/dp/B00KMMFE8Y
and I just use "purple power" and a brush to clean my rims, rotors and greasy bits.

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captainmay

They used to say the best thing to clean a chain, or at least an 0-ring chain, is good old kerosene. That's what I still use. After cleaning, I typically use Yamalube chain lube. I've used other brands, too, but supposedly Yamalube's brand is extra tacky to help adhere to the chain as opposed to flinging off. I've tried a really generic chain and cable lube from an autoparts store just to see how it did. I prefer the Yamalube

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Guest Ralph

I have a small paint brush and a tub of gearbox oil just brush some on after a ride now n then
looking good at 9000 miles cant remember when it last needed adjustment.

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jake

I use Motul cleaner and lube. I get surface rust here and there depending on weather.
 
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/motul-racing-chain-lube
 
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/motul-chain-clean
 
I even use the clean to get any lube that got on the wheel or anywhere else. No issue works great.
 
 
Oh and this too
 
http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Solutions-RGB800-Grunge-Brush/dp/B0012TPVC0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455650175&sr=8-1&keywords=Grung+brush
 

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ravenlord

For cleaning products I really like Mother Nature TM... because I am lazy.
 
As for chain oil, I had a bottle of gearbox lube that I used on my old GS500. But for the FZ-07 I bought some Royal Purple stuff, and it seems to work really well. I only went with the RP stuff over Yamalube because it was cheaper at the parts store I go to.

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biggaudi

Second the Dupont Teflon chain lube. Kerosene works well or any specific chain degreaser with a grunge brush+ stiff tooth brush. As for cleaning and waxing I really like this Optimum (NRWW2012Q) No Rinse Wash & Wax - 32 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GG9FB8U/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_0B9WwbZKZ2V7V
 
Make sure to dry parts soon with micro fiber for best effect!

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rowdy
My chain rusted up in no time at all. If you look closely you'll probably notice its just the external plates, not the rollers. In such a case I said eff it, it's just cosmetic. You'll have to be pretty diligent with lubing/coating the chain to prevent the rust. 
Well maybe not so much for arid climates but I'm never more than 20 to 30 miles from the ocean so the atmosphere is humid and salty.
 
Edit for adtl info: my favorite chain lube is http://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Teflon-Chain-Saver-Self-Cleaning-Lubricant/dp/B00KMMFE8Y
and I just use "purple power" and a brush to clean my rims, rotors and greasy bits.
I'll add my vote to the Dupont Chain Saver.  Available at Walmart for $6 something a can. I don't even bother with a chain cleaner.  I just use Chain Saver and wipe it down.  The solvent in the spray washes away the small amount of dirt that might have accumulated between applications (and there won't be much).
 
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