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How often does everyone clean the drive chain? I was thinking every 3rd or 4th ride, but mine looks crummy after one ride. :(
 

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i look at it and when it looks dry or something, or gets a touch of rust then i spray the chain cleaner on it, it worked wel so far, if you ride through a lot of water one ride, clean your cheain for the next, water takes chain cleaner off, so good luck.
 

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I don't clean my chain, when it looks dry i just lube it up w/ Chain lube.


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I don't find it hard to clean. So I usually clean it after every ride. I just use water and a brush...then put some chain lube on after. You can also use kerosene to clean it with...because it lubricates the chain also...you could kill two birds with one stone.
 

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I use Kerosene and a wire brush and my chain looks brand new every time I clean it. I do it when it starts lookin gross, usually every three to four rides depending on conditions ridden of course. I'm gonna go to Rockymountain now to check out that grunge brush thing.
 

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I heard the wd-40 is bad for the chain? that it can ruin the o-rings, or is the z400's chain o ring? sorry i dont know i dont have a z yet! I was always afraid to put wd-40 on my warrior chain! :?
 
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We got an awesome pressue washer. We crank it up for the chain and the whole swingarm area. Cleans EVERYTHING in the sprocket and swingarm area too. Then we use some Chain Wax on it after it dries.
 

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I used WD-40 on my streetbike and never had a problem. I have the Grunge Brush now, and it's AWESOME! The cleaner that comes with it works well, too. I highly recommend it.
 

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I use WD40 only after it gets really dirty, I dont think that it is that good for O-rings either. But on the other hand, Im sure that I will probably stretch out the chain before the O-rings go anyway.
 

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Yeah, kerosene is the best for O-ring chains. However, you can't get it at every corner store. I researched it before I used WD-40 on my streetbike, and the major consensus was that it was the next best thing and didn't cause alot of (if any) problems.
 

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Don't use a METAL brush on your chain! It will tear the o-rings and let dirt get into the pins. The grunge brush does work great, but all you need is some Simple Clean (green stuff) and a plastic brisle brush and scrub away :D
 

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be careful with the pressure washer around the chain too!
 

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Does the stock chain have a master link? I looked real quick last night and didn't see one on it. I think I had read somewhere that it does not but just wanted to verify. Has anyone put one on? Just wanted to soak my chain in kerosene to clean it up real good.
 

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Good question. If the chain that came on my used z was original, than yeah they have masterlinks. Check yours carefully but if it doesn't have a masterlink you can always cut out a link and put one in. After all I think there about 59 cents haha
 

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my 06 had original chain and no master link. When I bought the DID chail I got the master instead of the rivoted
 
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