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Guys be extra careful if you have the white SS - chain lube is your worst enemy. When the bike was serviced the tech put chain lube on the chain (after I had the very same workshop clean all the lube off the chain when they originally did the pre-delivery on the bike), and let me assure you that it is one **** of a job to clean up if it gets on your white paintwork, - unbelievably difficult to get off!!! I will be removing the chain and sprockets and taking all the bloody gunk off them and if any tech comes within 5 feet of my bike in future with a can of chain lube, I'll be shoving it where the sun don't shine!!!! :frown2: I would rather replace the bloody chain and sprockets every few months than to go through trying to clean the **** off the bike
 
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I couldn't agree more!! That sh!t they put on the chain is the worst pond scum crap I've ever encountered. I f'n HATE that stuff!!! I'm only laughing with you, not at you...lol. I just had my first service and I forgot to tell them NOT to lube the chain, so I had to clean it off a second time! I cursed for 2 hours as I cleaned that scum off the bike...and my jacket!

That sh!t needs to be banned from existance.

BTW, WD-40 takes it right off. Just be sure and wipe the WD-40 off with a wet cloth when done.
 

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BTW, WD-40 takes it right off. Just be sure and wipe the WD-40 off with a wet cloth when done.
Thanks for that info se7en - I'll give that a try, and YES it should be banned :smile2:
 
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what did yall use to remove it? I've never had a problem with WD40, Simple Green, or Purple Power. I just made sure to wipe the **** (HELLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! f*ckin censore!) out of the bike with a drenched rag when done.
 

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what did yall use to remove it? I've never had a problem with WD40, Simple Green, or Purple Power. I just made sure to wipe the **** (HELLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! f*ckin censore!) out of the bike with a drenched rag when done.
Yeah, WD-40 is what I use...
 

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I specified well to the mechanic, in the service of 1000 km, not to grease the chain of my SS. The lubricant on the new chain is the real muck which it is necessary to remove necessarily at once and to replace by a good lubricant.
 

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I've cleaned and lubed my chain 3 times now. Used kerosene. I used the wax-based chain lube with teflon. the first time I used that I was not protecting the overspray well enough and got some on the wheel. Was a bear to remove. I use foil behind and under it now and no problems.

I don't think it matters but I have a red bike, not white.
 

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The DuPont chain lube with Teflon can be easily removed from the wheel with WD-40. Just wipe the WD-40 off with a damp cloth afterwards.
 

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I couldn't agree more!! That sh!t they put on the chain is the worst pond scum crap I've ever encountered. I f'n HATE that stuff!!! I'm only laughing with you, not at you...lol. I just had my first service and I forgot to tell them NOT to lube the chain, so I had to clean it off a second time! I cursed for 2 hours as I cleaned that scum off the bike...and my jacket!

That sh!t needs to be banned from existance.

BTW, WD-40 takes it right off. Just be sure and wipe the WD-40 off with a wet cloth when done.

I was at the Faro bike rally last year, it's the largest bike rally in Europe held in Portugal. Anyway they gave free handouts of WD40 chain lube. Not the normal WD40 used to free rusty hinges etc. Its a proper chain lube for bikes. I am now on the second can they gave me and TBH there is very very very little fling off compared to other lubes I have used over the years. Must add though it drips down the swingarm in front of the rear sprocket but it does not fling up on the covers etc.
Edit: One application lasts about 800km. Essentially one coating every second or third ride.
 
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