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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-10-2018, 06:06 PM
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I remember that there are different kinds of chains on motorcycle meaning different ways to clean it for each kind.... this my first ducati and I realize I haven’t clean my chains I’m at 1000 miles..... I have purple power, the chain cleaner kit, but is there a specific chain cleaner or anyone experience purple power?? How do I know it need lube or not?
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If you can get Motul C2 Chain Lube, the I suggest you to go with it.
In my experience, the pros of Motul C2 (and Amsoil one) is the protective coating. It's not a wax coating like Motul C4, so won't attract dust.
Following your comment, I started using C2 (vs C4) which I now prefer as it does not fly off the chain after first use.
For cleaning, nothing beats Kerosene as it's mild on the "O" rings yet cheap where you buy it by the gallon.
Consequently, you don't feel bad not holding back on the stuff. You can apply it generously a couple of times or more prior to applying chain lube.
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Following your comment, I started using C2 (vs C4) which I now prefer as it does not fly off the chain after first use.
For cleaning, nothing beats Kerosene as it's mild on the "O" rings yet cheap where you buy it by the gallon.
Consequently, you don't feel bad not holding back on the stuff. You can apply it generously a couple of times or more prior to applying chain lube.
I have to switch back to C4, as C2 and the Amsoil are not available here in Vietnam anymore. I'm using Motul C1 to clean chain, expensive but it's worth. What's Kerosense you said above? Can you give me the link to it?

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I have to switch back to C4, as C2 and the Amsoil are not available here in Vietnam anymore. I'm using Motul C1 to clean chain, expensive but it's worth. What's Kerosense you said above? Can you give me the link to it?
https://jet.com/product/Gal-K1-Grade...CABEgIbj_D_BwE

Ordinary kerosene used for fuel in heaters.
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I remember that there are different kinds of chains on motorcycle meaning different ways to clean it for each kind.... this my first ducati and I realize I havenít clean my chains Iím at 1000 miles..... I have purple power, the chain cleaner kit, but is there a specific chain cleaner or anyone experience purple power?? How do I know it need lube or not?
Lube that chain every 250 miles or so.

This stuff is great:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dupont-Ch...5a&athena=true

Clean with kerosene and a brush whenever it gets filthy or every 1000 miles.
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I have to switch back to C4, as C2 and the Amsoil are not available here in Vietnam anymore. I'm using Motul C1 to clean chain, expensive but it's worth. What's Kerosense you said above? Can you give me the link to it?
I may be trying the Motul C5 chain lube paste next.

Here's a link for Kerosene although you can find this stuff anywhere.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klean-St...KP85/203000700
You'll need a Spray bottle too.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-32-o...3-21/205050147
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I have a tube of the Motul paste. Works well, but it will still fly off to an extent. You have to use it rather sparingly.

I generally use Motul C4 chain lube as well as their Chain Clean.
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I've been wanting to start doing this regularly (every 500 miles) but haven't bought anything yet and I want to do this ASAP as I am already over 500+ miles the last time i got the chain cleaned and lubed.

My question to our members is, do you guys use WD-40 for cleaning the chain or anything specific? I am planning on getting regular WD-40 for cleaning and then Motul Factory Line lube for lubing.

Any other suggestions/tips are more than appreciated guys! Thanks!
Been using a WD-40 foaming degreaser to clean the chain and then Bel-ray chain lubricant to lube it up. So far this has worked well. I still don't understand the difference between WD-40 and WD-40 degreaser but apparently you can use either to clean a chain?
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I use Maxima Clean Up Degreaser + grunge brush.Then Maxima Chain Wax. I don't feel highly opinionated on which degreaser and lube we should use. I'll use what's convenient to get, as long as it doesn't harm the chain.

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Seriously guys. Save your money for good quality chain lube.
For cleaning, just buy a gallon of kerosene and a spray bottle for less than the price of a cans of cleaner.
It will last you for several years and you'll never feel like holding back.
Your chain will actually be cleaner as a result.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Crown-Ker...allon/51741742

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