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DazLoczy

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DazLoczy says:

Should I be worried?

Got back from my 100 mile commute today and noticed this (see images). Obviously something isn't right with all that gunk but what's wrong and how urgently do I need to fix it?


The bike gets over 200 miles a week these days so should I get this looked at this weekend?

Cheers,

Late 2011 Kawasaki ER6n 10k miles.

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davidstowe358

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worried

Hello mate looks like oil from the chain thats flinging off to me.

If it is don't worry about it.

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fogie

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fogie says:

chain lube

I'd go along with that, too  :biggrin:

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DazLoczy

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DazLoczy says:

Thank fook!

I've been cleaning it and re-lubing it with that white spray stuff every weekend, it's supposed to be "non-fling"!


Might look into getting a Scottoiler with the miles I do but I didn't want to get lazy and stop cleaning it.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

gunge

What chain lube are you using and how are you appying it?

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DazLoczy

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DazLoczy says:

Grungy gunging ganger

I use Procycle White Chain Lube (spray can).


I stick it on a paddock stand, I spray it with chain cleaner first, leave to work, clean with a hose, rag and a toothbrush, cover tyres and parts that might be exposed to the lube then spray liberally turning the wheel to ensure whole chain is covered. Leave to dry overnight before riding.

All as instructed. Scottoiler sounds much easier, if not lazier which is why I'm dubious, I'd probably get lazy and don't bother cleaning it too.

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preunit

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preunit says:

Daz

i ride my bike a couple or 3 times a week all year round, and i like you keep degreasing and relubing the chain weeklyish throughout the winter.

I use gearbox oil as chain lube, put it on with a small paint brush when the chains warmish, wipe off excess and ride off, you do get fling (watch your rear tyre) keeps the chain lubed and porotected. My gearbox/engine was smoking yesterday morning by the front sprocket, nowt like the smell of EP 90 :laugh:

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Fling.

My old XJR400's sprocket cover was shockingly full of wax-lube and stones. It was my first bike and I used to "spray liberally" thinking I was doing the bike a favour Now I think the key is to wipe off the excess, as Preunit says. I've also switched to gear oil. It looks like your front sprocket has gradually collected all the "fling."

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DazLoczy

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DazLoczy says:

Cheers

I'll try and clean up the excess first and see if that stops some of the 'fling'. If that don't sort it I'll switch to engine oil.

My first two bikes were shaft drive so I ducked out of all the chain care business and led a sheltered motorcycling life for the first couple of years.
:wink:

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preunit

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preunit says:

"switch to engine oil"

engine oil?..used?, that's good for fences :wink::ph43r:

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albert88

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albert88 says:

gunk

hi dazloczy you might want to take the front spocket cover off and clean all that crap out.

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