Category Archives: Motorcycle Maintenance

A series explaining basic, do-it-yourself maintenance of your motorcycle

Motorcycle Maintenance – Cleaning and Lubing Your Chain

Cleaning A Motorcycle Chain

For optimal chain life, clean and lube the chain every 500 miles or so

If your motorcycle isn’t blessed with shaft or belt drive then you will have a chain connecting the engine to the rear wheel. The chain is completely exposed and as such picks up all sorts of dirt, grime, grit and dust when riding. It’s especially bad in the wet as the water also tends to strip any lubrication that’s on there.

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