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Old 12-15-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 12-15-2009, 02:29 PM   #2
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Re: lubing the chain - messed up

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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Old 12-15-2009, 02:30 PM   #3
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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...
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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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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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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nvm http://www.simplegreen.com/
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:51 PM   #7
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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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