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What did you do to your bike today?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by edd1e, 3 May 2012.

  1. SPARC

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Jun 2010

    Posts: 2,772

    Location: Scotland

    I was in B&Q last night and saw it so I thought I would give it go. A great decision if I do say so myself :p
     
  2. Craig321

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  3. tom_e

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    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

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    Location: Shropshire

    Long enough not to worry about when it costs the same for 5lt as a single can of branded chain cleaner.
     
  4. Craig321

    Capodecina

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    True, but 4L will last years and don't want to end up cleaning with what might effectively be water or pure acid :p
     
  5. tom_e

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  6. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    Pretty sure tesco filling stations sell it outside with the barbeque stuff,parraffin is the best all the mechanics use it in their part washing machines
     
  7. Craig321

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  8. Kreeeee

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    Nah it lasts for many years if not used as fuel.
     
  9. lmfy2k

    Soldato

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    Location: Manchester

    Paraffin is awesome stuff, ive also used unleaded petrol before to clean chains. Both work very well
     
  10. misterjingo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,476

    I bought a foggy mask and tested it out today. Absolutely no fogging up what-so-ever. The front velcro piece goes over my sena-10 mic, but doesn't have any noticeable effect on sound quality.

    It's the best anti-fog thingy I've tried so far (used muc off anti-fog mist stuff + pinlock).
     
  11. Kreeeee

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    That's a big no-no for chain cleaning. Diesel is ok but you should never use petrol as it destroys the O-rings.
     
  12. wazza300

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  13. Kreeeee

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  14. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    Won't hurt it,I don't clean my chain anyway

    I ought to know I've messed on em longer that yourself
     
  15. ConTRo13R

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Mar 2008

    Posts: 3,147

    Location: Canterbury, Kent

    Im with wazza on this subject. Why clean the chain? Just keep it well lubed and your fine.
     
  16. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    I used to clean it when I first had the bike,I used petrol just fine,as the years go by the novelty wears off and I just don't have the time anymore,if your unsure just use paraffin
     
  17. TripleT

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,536

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    Grr, couple of bulb in my number plate light have gone and my Mot is due next month. Just bought an exact replacement from Amazon, small 4 led light for under £5 but it's going to be a pain to fit as I have to remove my rack by the looks of it. Fun weekend job.
     
  18. Captain

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    Where's the best place for bike parts?
     
  19. TripleT

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Manchester City Centre

    Depends on the part :p
     
  20. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Mar 2011

    Posts: 6,412

    Location: Kent

    Exactly what I was going to say!

    For basic spares - wemoto are good.