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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 10:54 PM
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Best lubrication you can give to a chain: soaking it in synthetic rotella oil for 2 weeks while you're waiting on the crankshaft of your bike to come via UPS to put your bike back together.

I did this to the chain on my bike after it sat for years without being moved or maintained in any way and it's good as new now!

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trail/track i hear way to many horror stories of yours do you ever go out on a ride without breaking something?

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trail/track i hear way to many horror stories of yours do you ever go out on a ride without breaking something?
I wish i could say no but it seems like something no matter how big or small it is has to break. Idk if its how i ride or im doing the maintenance wrong but it is getting annoying and expensive. The only time i havnt had something brake or come loose was my very first ncmp trip that day things ran perfectly but since then i have had the worst luck.

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clutch lever with hot start, lrd 4 series slip on, ITP holeshots, jetted with high rev. limiter computer, pro armor engine skid, 06 shocks, random front bumper, random nerfs, 06 rear shock, SPIZE DASH!
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really you can use that?
read the box of the chain next time you buy one. thats where i learned the trick. i think DID rec'd it on the box.

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It's all good, I'm sure once you replace something itl hold up for at least 2 weeks of hard riding before it limps back into the garage haha

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sshhhh dont say that! haha

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read the box of the chain next time you buy one. thats where i learned the trick. i think DID rec'd it on the box.
Lol, Tyler can't read!

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Neither can I. oh wait haha

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any thing is better then nothing my dad used to use used motor oil on our bike chains when we were growing up

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Cool I here u on the over priced lube....

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Yeah the case saver took the the blow this time but as far as chain lube yeah ik i need it but its just way over priced at the local dealer.
I here u on the over priced lube....but as my wifie says u might as well buy that n spend now instead of an engine re-build from a broken case....speaking from e3xpierence....not fun!!!!!...got lucky this time>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.......lol

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Thumbs down Dude man i started thinkin it was me too....

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I wish i could say no but it seems like something no matter how big or small it is has to break. Idk if its how i ride or im doing the maintenance wrong but it is getting annoying and expensive. The only time i havnt had something brake or come loose was my very first ncmp trip that day things ran perfectly but since then i have had the worst luck.
man for the last 2months everytime i go out same thing ...bushings,bearings,a flat,broken chain,a wobble...then ill by somethi8ng sweet n then something breaks.n its like dam!!!!!so now i have put new a arm bushings.stearing stem lower bushing, i think a ton of green slime,new chain and sprocket,and now yeterday my front end felt so dam loose i shook my front tire,,front bearings seem fine seein i just put"em in and it was my inner tie rod ends......................................so does anyone no why when u tighten the nut the hole bolt spin dam it !!!!!???? do i need new tie rod ends???

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cheapest and best chain lube.....mineral oil!

$8 quart of mineral oil
99 cent 1" paint brush used to apply the oil.

the quart will last you a very long time.
Freakin Zookie is a walking encyclopedia! Is the a difference between mineral oil and mineral spirits?

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yes, mineral oil is almost like cooking oil. the spirits is thin like acetone.

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