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    lubing the chain - messed up

    hi,

    I got a short question. My bike sounded a bit 'rattly' today and it's been 500 miles since I bought it, so I decided to lube the chain. (Cleaning comes as soon as my local dealer get's the brush in stock, so by Friday or when I'm back from vacation)

    So I managed to lube the chain and getting lube on my rear tire/lower fairing. Any idea how to get it off? I tried to wipe it off, but only managed to spread it around nicely on the tire. The fairing looks nice and shiny again.

    I tried to follow this tutorial on how todo this stuff.

    thanks

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    I think I'd try a little diesel or kerosene on a rag. I definitely would not use any type of solvent or thinner, ya never know what kind of long-term effect it would have on the tire or fairing. Maybe even a strong detergent solution would do the trick...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rider View Post
    I think I'd try a little diesel or kerosene on a rag. I definitely would not use any type of solvent or thinner, ya never know what kind of long-term effect it would have on the tire or fairing. Maybe even a strong detergent solution would do the trick...
    just don't want to use anything which is harmful for the rubber of the tires. So rather not diesel/kerosine since they are both pretty agressive. I will try some soapy water. Maybe this helps

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    Re: lubing the chain - messed up

    Quote Originally Posted by berlinguyinca View Post
    I will try some soapy water. Maybe this helps
    throw a healthy dose of Simple Green in to some hot water...
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    Re: lubing the chain - messed up

    Quote Originally Posted by Turkus View Post
    throw a healthy dose of Simple Green in to some hot water...
    ok what is simple green and were do I get it?

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    ok i soaped it down and simple greened it and will see if it's slippery in the morning

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    2cents clean up the mess up

    I found this while I was perusing their website:



    didn't even know they made this......
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    Re: lubing the chain - messed up

    ok I also learned,

    it's a stupid idea to leave on the ignition and highbeams while doing this. Car batteries last A LOT longer than bike batteries.

    so I learned how to push start an R6...

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    Re: lubing the chain - messed up

    Dawn dishwashing soap make a great de-greaser. I've used it for years to wash up after working on lawnmowers, motorcycles, cars, trucks, airplanes.......

    I need to use it in my pressure washer on the undercarriage of my Jeep come warmer weather. Transmission cooler line rupture makes a huge mess. DAMHIK!


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