engine oil is not the only lubrication your motorcycle needs and the chain needs oil for better performance just as well. in this post, we are going to give you some tips about lubricating and cleaning your motorcycle chain. It won't take you very long at all to get a chain that will both inspire pride in you and allow your bike to perform smoothly. The chain on your motorbike is the drive component that is in charge of delivering power from the engine to the back wheel, and in order for it to perform its function, the chain has to be well-lubricated. Any resistance in the chain, such as a reluctance for the links to pivot and the chain to travel around the sprockets, can result in a loss of power at the back wheel. This resistance can be caused by a number of different factors. Because lubrication is the only thing that allows the chain on your bicycle to move freely, it is imperative that you always ensure that it is properly lubricated. By doing so, the chain will have a longer lifespan, which, of course, results in cost savings for you. When the chain on your motorbike is making a lot of noise, the links aren't moving easily, or it feels dry to the touch, you need to make sure that you lubricate it. Like any other moving metal element, chains and sprockets need to be properly lubricated in order to maintain their health and extend their lifespan. After cleaning the chain on your motorbike, you should immediately lubricate it. The frequency with which the chain has to be cleaned is mostly determined by the sort of bike you ride and the conditions in which you ride it. It should come as no surprise that dirt bike chains require more frequent cleaning than street bike chains. If you keep the chain on your motorbike clean and lubricated on a consistent basis, you may not need to re-lube it in between the regularly planned cleanings. If you want to know how the manufacturer recommends cleaning your motorbike, you should consult the owner's handbook, but in general: Chains and sprockets on standard and cruiser bikes should be cleaned and lubricated once every 500 miles, which is equivalent to once every two weeks. Once every two weeks or 300 miles, depending on which comes first, performance and sport bike chains and sprockets should be cleaned and lubricated. After each ride, the chain, sprockets, and other moving parts of an off-road or dirt bike should be cleaned and lubricated. Because different manufacturers have produced chain lubes with distinct advantages and disadvantages, you should always read the product description before purchasing a chain lube to see whether or not it will be appropriate for the chain on your motorbike. Watch out for features such as water resistance (for use in wet settings), dirt resistance (for use in dry conditions), and anti-flinging (or adhering) capabilities. By adhering to these instructions, you will have an easier time cleaning and lubricating your motorbike chain:
- The preparatory work
You won't need much for this: a can of chain cleanser, a can of chain lubricant, some rags, and a good chain brush are all you'll need to do this task well. Motul also offers an all-in-one package that can be purchased for less than twenty pounds and includes a brush, cleaning, and lubricant. Put on some overalls or some other kind of sloppy clothing, and consider purchasing some nitrile gloves and a pair of safety glasses, as there is a possibility of spatter that will be difficult to clean up for a time. Also, buy yourself some scruffy clobber. You should have some water on hand, ideally a hose but if not a garden sprayer or watering can do in a pinch.
- Raise it to its feet
To clean the section of the chain where it is attached to the rear sprocket, place the bike on its center stand or lift it onto a paddock stand so that the rear wheel can be turned freely. Then, take the can of chain cleaner and spray it onto the section of the chain where it is attached to the rear sprocket. Coat the side plates on each side as well as the rollers, and after that, use the brush's three different sets of bristles to clean the filth off of them. You will need to keep going through this procedure until the entire chain has been cleaned. Spin the wheel.
- The following circuit:
To get rid of the gunge residue, repeat the process with a small spray of the cleaner and wiping with a towel. This should be done many times. If your entire bicycle needs to be cleaned, now is a good time to do it. While you're at it, give the chain a thorough rinse as part of the process. If your bicycle needs to be cleaned, now is a good time to do it.
- Clean up
If all you need to do is clean and lubricate the chain, then all you need to do is rinse it with water and dry it off with a cloth. It's likely that the dirt will be all on your back wheel, so use the towel to clean it off. To remove the obstinate chain lube overspray, squirt some chain cleaner onto the towel and then wipe it down. After washing the chain and wheel (or the entire bicycle), go for a brief spin on the bicycle to remove any extra water, as well as to get the chain warmed up and ready to be lubricated.
- What you require is some lubrication.
Lubricating the chain may be done once it has been cleaned, dried, and warmed up. Place the bicycle back on the stand, and using a gentle mist, spray the area where the chain and the sprocket teeth meet. When you have finished one revolution of the chain, put the spray can down. Repeat the process for one revolution while spraying the outer side plates gently, and then repeat the process for another rotation to cover the inner side plates. It is important not to use an excessive amount of lubricant since doing so would cause it to accumulate dirt and function as a grinding paste, causing it to wear down more quickly and nullifying the benefits of lubricating it in the first place. The very last thing you need to do is compare the settings of your chain's tension to those that are advised by the manufacturer.