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Old 07-09-06, 12:43 PM
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the packing grease (cosmoline I guess if everyone else in the thread is correct) is a good lube. It sticks to the chain like no body's business...everything else sticks to it too. Follow the recommendation of ...Cindy....and wipe the worst of it off with a lube soaked rag so not much grunge sticks to the chian on the OUTSIDE. Where you NEED the lube is inside the chain and the manufacturers have looked after with a new chain. Alas...sooner or later you will have to do a good solvent clean and start again.
We used to soak our dirt bike chains in hot gear oil (to thin it out) and then wipe off the excess. Same principle. Those chains were a ton of money so we looked after them.
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