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    I live exactly 1 mile down a dirt road. I have noticed red dirt/sand on my chain. Will this affect it in anyway, I try to remember everytime I get home to spray it off, or I stop somewhere and spray it off if its going to be a long ride. As long as I do that will it be okay?

  • #2
    Yes it will affect it. If it were me I would probably wipe it off right after you get off the bike. I wouldn't bother putting it on the center stand and cleaning it spotless every time though.

    And make sure to use a good lube that dries and does not attract dirt like Dupont Teflon chain saver from Lowe's or Wal Mart. Clean the chain good and apply the lube every few hundred miles. Let it dry (about 30 mins) before you ride.
    - Moderation is my weakness. -me
    //Donnie
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    • #3
      I too live 1 mile from a paved road and have found the DuPont chain saver works really well at lubing the chain but not attracting grit. I also use it on all of my dirt bike chains. I spray it on when I get home from a ride when the chain is still warm and wipe off the excess.
      " Immortality waits for thee the fallen biker who now rides free!
      With wings of steel he take's flight, his engine roaring into the light
      He shall no more ride alone, the Angels will escort him to his new home." Kathleen Mummybear Borthwick

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      • #4
        I ride 2 miles down a dusty gravel road 4 times a week for work. Lots of WD40 once a week is all that it takes for me but I am going to give the Dupont spray a try.
        Lean lowside and prepare to get wet!

        01 FZ1 "Deneb"


        Mods, in Order of importance to me: 15t front sprocket/Schlumpf Omnigauge "Gauge of Eternal Coolness"/R1 shift arm/Goodridge SS front brake lines/Grip heaters/Bar risers/Yamaha touring windscreen/Stock mirror mod/Frame sliders/Tank paint styling courtesy of a shotgun blast/Akrapovic slip-on

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        • #5
          Not as far, but similar issue here. Cleaning with WD40 and lubing with the DuPont chain saver is enough, every 300-500 miles..
          ..a
          '01 FZ1 set up for distance
          '07 FZ1 set up for fun
          (both in the *faster* blue)


          Which would you prefer?

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          • #6
            Both chain lubes I've used flings and makes a mess on my wheels. I have tried Dupont before, and currently have some Lucas chain lube and cleaner. I'll have to try using wd40 first, but I do use a chain cleaner first now.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lockmart View Post
              Both chain lubes I've used flings and makes a mess on my wheels. I have tried Dupont before, and currently have some Lucas chain lube and cleaner. I'll have to try using wd40 first, but I do use a chain cleaner first now.
              The Dupont stuff needs to dry or it will make a mess. Web page directions says let it dry, usually less than 15 minutes. I usually wait 30.

              WD40 is a great chain cleaner.
              - Moderation is my weakness. -me
              //Donnie
              -----------------------------------------------------------
              Inventory;
              - 02 FZ1 (Gen 1),
              - 05 Yamaha WR450
              - 06 Yamaha TTR50
              - 06 Kawasaki KLX 125

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