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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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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

Daz

you can only put one layer of lube on a surface,

that`s one revolution (no more than two) of a spinning  warm chain.

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Amateurcynic

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Amateurcynic says:

Highly Recommend

Scottoilers, doesn't remove the need for cleaning but does reduce it plus, it Will increase the life of the chain two or threefold! And no, I'm not a Scottoiler salesman!:laugh: 

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tim8061

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tim8061 says:

engine oil is too thin

You're definitely using too much spray at the mo.


Engine oil is too thin and will just fling off - fine if you don't mind mess. EP90 is a lot stickier, but most bikes I see with Scottoilers have plenty of fling on the rest of the rear.

BTW if you notice something that might be leaking then check all your fluid levels, although that is definitely lube fling.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

chain

Lube your chain AFTER a ride. I always use a thin trickle of engine oil. on an O-Ring chain you are only keeping the O-Rings lubed and supple. You don't need much lube for this.

An ER6 will almost certainly have an O-Ring chain.

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