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12/29/2018 1:20 PM

I have allways used O,X,Z-ring chains before and know you shouldnt powerwash them because you dont wanna flush away the lub but what about regular chains? Is it ok to use the powerwash to keep it nice and clean or whats the best way?

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12/29/2018 1:25 PM

Remove clean check and lube.My question to add to this, does an o-ring chain really need lube?

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12/29/2018 1:45 PM

Big fan of the occasional Chain Bake personally

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12/29/2018 2:11 PM

I pressure wash the crap out of every chain I have oring and non oring on non o spray it with wd, then chain lube oring just spray it with wd been doing this since 84 never had a problem

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12/29/2018 4:13 PM

Put steel sprockets with a x-ring chain and never have to adjust and it will last forever!!

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12/29/2018 4:15 PM

I have a ryobi electric pressure washer. I basically use to to clean the big stuff off the chain. Scrub with degreaser and a chain brush. Spray on some maxima chain wax. Never had an issue. I do this on all 3 of my bikes. No issues or chain life shortening.

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12/29/2018 4:23 PM

pete24 wrote:

I pressure wash the crap out of every chain I have oring and non oring on non o spray it with wd, then chain lube oring just ...more

Yep I power wash mine and I have a soft bristle scrub brush I use. WD40 after and then lube it up and good to go

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

12/29/2018 4:32 PM

I run a SunStar X-ring chain and works triplestar sprocket on my CRF 450RX. I pressure wash after every ride, and I lube it when it's dry. Chain has been through 8 GNCC, 8 AWRCS races this year plus play riding and practice. I could probably run the same chain for at least half of next season...and I adjusted the chain one time only

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