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Re: Chain

Postby Tawmass » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:23 am

dlharte wrote:OK I was hoping someone else would ask but nobody did.

THE OVEN?


Once again, I'm with Dan on this. Oven?

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Re: Chain

Postby oregonsage » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:27 am

Apparently its a bicycling trick to dry the chain....but I dont think they have rubber bits in their chains....I see 180 for 10 mins is a common cooking setting.

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Re: Chain

Postby KTMARCHER » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:40 am

mmmmm! Tastes like chicken lube!

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Re: Chain

Postby tdewitt » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:22 pm

sounds like something for the:

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Re: Chain

Postby LC4CARL » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:08 pm

Wouldn't fit in the microwave. LOL.

It was the stock non-o-ring. The lube said to warm up the chain by riding for a few minutes. This was easier.

Regrettably the directions were a bit ambiguous about whether the can of lube was to be warmed up as well and we had a small explosion...

Saving my new x-chain and sprockets until this one dies.

I went two teeth smaller on the rear. I'm still concerned that this won't be tall enough for GP's. Signing up for China Hat tomorrow. Do they go fast there? :ride
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Re: Chain

Postby dlharte » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:33 am

Acceleration has been more important than top speed at every OMRA event I have ever entered.

I overalled China Hat in 96 on a KTM 300 with SX transmission that wouldn't go much over 70. But it got there quickly. :D
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Re: Chain

Postby James 17A » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:40 am

X2 oven?
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Re: Chain

Postby LC4CARL » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:49 pm

You guys are killing me. Parfin based lubricant. Directions say: "Pre heat chain with a 5-minute ride." Well it's winter and my bike is not street legal. The chain is on the bench after being cleaned, so I put it in the oven until it's warm to the touch. Big deal.

I also use the freezer when replacing bearings. The furnace cold-air return is where I dry my air filter after cleaning. The leaf blower drys the bike after washing and my wife's hair dryer helps me get my graphics on.
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Re: Chain

Postby dlharte » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:38 pm

You read the directions on a can of chain lube? :shock:
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Re: Chain

Postby KTMARCHER » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:37 pm

They do warn that it isn't for internal consumption, which is helpfull

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Re: Chain

Postby Revival2013 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:43 pm

85 hours on a 300 with an o-ring chain. Has never needed adjusting from new. They are so good now, why bother with a non oring.


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