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    Chain Degreaser/Lubrication and battery????

    Chain starting to get a bit grubby and just wondering what the recommended/ preferred degreaser and re-lube is.
    I've always used gunk on old bikes and the white Motorex chainlube grease

    What is the general opinion on Scottoilers as I have heard mixed reviews?

    Finally what is the best battery to fit? I would like to have the best fitted so I don't have to worry about her not starting or re-setting the trips.

    Any tips/hints muchly appreciated as I want the bike pristine for when she is Griff'd to the max

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    I clean my chain with parafin and re-lube with whatever I have at the time, i think it's silkolene dx11 white waxy stuff

    Battery...do a search on here there's hundreds of posts about batteries

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    I use paraffin to clean off all the old crap, used to re-lube with Castrol Wax but after a visit to Griffs I have seen the error of my ways.

    Will be using PJ1 from now on.

    Battery, well an area of contention here. I use a cheapo Numax one of Ebay which was about 36 delivered and have had no issues at all.

    You pays your money and takes your chance, came with 12 month warranty just like the 70 battery.

    Think mine was a YTX 14BS but better check that before you order one. Can't get to mine at the mo as one of my kids is asleep on my lap. LOL

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    Just done a search on the PJ1 and there is a black and a blue label, which do you use?
    I will need to take my chain off to clean it in paraffin, how do I do this? I could get a chain link breaker but can't you buy continuous chains? Might seem a daft question but how do I tell what I've got?

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    Clean the chain on the bike mate, no need to take it off

    Ebay sells the blue label stuff...i checked it out too

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    Blue label stuff on Flea Bay is fine mate, should be around 10 delivered.

    Remove your rear wheel and then the chain will have enough slack for you to get it in to a hacked up gallon can full of paraffin, just trim down a 1" paintbrush to half its bristle length and scrub away. (Wear gloves cause the paraffin will fook up your hands)

    Let it drip dry out overnight, fit the rear wheel again, road test it for a few miles and then lubricate the chain up with your new PJ1.

    Job done.

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    Gonna get down homebase tomorrow and get some paraffin
    Will see if there is a local shop that sells PJ1 as I'm impatient and Tuesday's weather is looking good

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    If homebase don't sell it try a shell garage, thats where i got my parafin

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    will do sprocker thanks
    Do you use anything like Muc-off after you've washed the bike?

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    My local Esso garage had PJ1 on the shelf last time I looked, just seem to remember it being a few quid cheaper on Ebay.

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    I use brake cleaner on mine and have done for all my bikes, then finish it up by using wurth dry lube .

    Not forgetting to spray underneath the chain aswell.

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    Put a Scottoiler on it, cuts out alot of fuss and your chain lasts AGES.
    CLICK LINK

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    Wd40 for me to clean the chain, and i use scott oil to lube. cant stand spray wax or lube, as all it does i stays sticky and collects the dust off the road. After 200-300 miles i spray WD40 onto a rag and spin rear wheel and hold rag against chain to clean, and about every 1000 miles, drizzle scott oil on the chain, leave over night and then wipe of excess. My chain always looks like new. I would never use paraffin personally,as it will wash out all the lube from the O rings. just my 2p worth.

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    I use one of these . I got it free from my local bike dealer when I bought chain cleaner and lube. Works great, I just put the bike on its paddock stand and spray the chain whilst scrubbing it with the brush, let the chain cleaner evaporate then spray with chain lube.

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    I clean them with Louis chain cleaner and if they are really bad I use Kettenmax cleaning system. To lubricate I use Motorex heavy duty whine grease that sticks pretty nice.

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    used parrafin for years but been told it,s no good for the X ring chains
    recommended that i use a degreaser instead such as muc off

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    isn't that strange. I always thought wd40 was bad for chains as it penetrates the rubber and that paraffin was better because it leaves a oily residue! I know people who use both and both schools of thought swear by their choice and to be honest i don't really think it's going to make that much difference what you use as long as it isn't too aggressive, the most important thing is that it's clean so the grit doesn't wear out the links.

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    Clean my chain wirth parafin (Renthal say its okay), WD40 is good for cleaning only.
    Then use PJ1 blue to lubricate.

    6000 miles on the present chain, no stretch and no wear on the sprockets

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