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Old 7th October 2011, 02:33   #16
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Default Re: Strange issue with Tubeless tyres in P180 UG4

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Diesel is better when it comes to removing grime and muck since it has detergent like properties and fares a lot better than petrol for cleaning such parts. You can use the same method suggested to get the oil stains off the wheels.

If you want you can get a mechanic to remove the chain and sprockets and clean them, but the process is tedious and cumbersome, although thorough. Try the toothbrush method, it works wonders too. Once you clean the chain with diesel, leave it for around 20 mins and then lube the chain with a chain lube. You might want to wash the bike before lubing the chain instead of waiting around for those 20 mins. Once lubed, leave the bike aside for a few hours so the lube penetrates all the O-rings and rollers. The chain lube is very sticky and wont fling onto your wheel as much as the SAE90 oil does.
Will try and get a can of Chainlube by this weekend. Will try with diesel once i have the Chainlube.
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Diesel is better when it comes to removing grime and muck since it has detergent like properties and fares a lot better than petrol for cleaning such parts. You can use the same method suggested to get the oil stains off the wheels.

If you want you can get a mechanic to remove the chain and sprockets and clean them, but the process is tedious and cumbersome, although thorough. Try the toothbrush method, it works wonders too. Once you clean the chain with diesel, leave it for around 20 mins and then lube the chain with a chain lube. You might want to wash the bike before lubing the chain instead of waiting around for those 20 mins. Once lubed, leave the bike aside for a few hours so the lube penetrates all the O-rings and rollers. The chain lube is very sticky and wont fling onto your wheel as much as the SAE90 oil does.
Finally found the time to do the cleaning yesterday.

Got a hold of the chain Lube through the Pro-biking store. A 100ML can cost Rs.164, the person at the service center said it is good for two applications. Cleaned the chain using diesel and toothbrush. Left it overnight for drying. Applied the chain spray and left it for the next 4 hrs. Now there is no noise or the grinding sound that used to be there earlier. Yet see how long this holds.
While applying the chain lube, there was a effervescence as it made contact with the chain, not sure if it is because of any left over diesel. Is it normal when applying the lube?
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While applying the chain lube, there was a effervescence as it made contact with the chain, not sure if it is because of any left over diesel. Is it normal when applying the lube?
Some chain lubes are waxy and some are foamy. It all depends on the chemical composition of the lube. Its not due to the diesel on the chain. If you bought it from probiking, then its most likely the OKS or tribocor brand which is the foamy lube.
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Got the front tyre changed to Pirelli SD 110 section Tyre. Yet to see how good it is.
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