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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-06-2005, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Do you have to oil chain after every wash?

Quick question to everybody....

How often do you wash your whole bike w/ water and soap?

After you wash it do you re-oil the chain every time, or is this not necessary as long as you are oiling the chain periodically.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-06-2005, 07:10 PM
 
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I don't wash my bike with water and soap.


I use Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish. And I lube my chain about every other time I fill up my gas tank.
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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-06-2005, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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I don't wash my bike with water and soap
Any specific reasoning behind that?

I usually clean mine with with a dust remover too, but have found that when a lot of dust, dirt, bugs build up, I'll end up scratching surfaces if I don't soak everything down with water and soap before cleaning the bike. In other words, it seems like I can't get away with dry washing it (which would be easier).
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 05:40 AM
 
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Any specific reasoning behind that?
Because it's a lot easier and the cleaner works great.. I haven't had any problem with it.
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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 05:56 AM
 
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If you are using descent chain wax, water and soap wont get rid of it. Still you cant really overlube your chain.
Personally, I have not yet washed my bike...



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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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vash, are you using honda cleaner, or just not cleaning at all?
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 07:59 AM
 
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Not cleaning at all. It might change with a new painjob, maybe...

But its always like "I can spend an hour washing my bike, or riding.. let me think...."



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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 09:19 AM
 
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An hour? What kind of anal person spends an hour cleaning? It takes longer for my bike to warm up then it does for me to clean it.
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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 09:26 AM
 
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What do you do leave it in the rain?
It probly doesnt take me a full hour, bust still trying to get the rims to shine is a serious pain in the ass.


Hey wait, my new bike doesnt have polished rims... Woo hoo, problem solved!



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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 09:41 AM
 
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ESanders,
Everybodys different, I took my old yzf600r to the car wash a couple of times and sprayed it off then towel dried it. Some people would pass out if I told them that. I even used to foam brush! Anyway, to answer your question , yes I would lube the chain after every washing. Again opinions vary - every 200 miles - everytime you fill up - every ??? miles - everytime you look at it - just get in the habit of doing it on a regular basis.

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