mea culpa (chain)
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member doser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Posts
    1,550
    Member #
    2725
    Liked
    244 times

    mea culpa (chain)

    sometimes I park the bike for the winter (mid-Nov to mid-Feb, round here), but a warm fall encouraged me to carry my plates thru the winter too. so, I'm commuting in rain, coming home in the dark, etc... and therefore generally doing NO maintenance to the bike - just treating it as a winter hack. and there is a price to be paid for such neglect! namely, your chain gets to looks like this:

    20200104_123714 by Don Serl, on Flickr


    ( I know, I know, and I'm ashamed of myself...)


    so today it was at least dry, if not balmy, so I spent a couple hours with kerosene, a toothbrush, a little wire brush, shop towels, etc - then a hose-down, some chain lube, and... presto!


    20200104_135941 by Don Serl, on Flickr


    I know I need a new chain come spring, but at least I'll get there on this one now...
    piling the mileage on...

  2. #2
    Senior Member doser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Posts
    1,550
    Member #
    2725
    Liked
    244 times
    btw, I reckon the screw holding the bottom of the 'sharkfin' to the swingarm is the hardest fastener on the entire bike to get started. what a BIZARRE design!
    piling the mileage on...

  3. #3
    Senior Member oldcorollas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    579
    Member #
    9082
    your rollers and plate inner sides still look nice and clean

    the outer sideplate doesn't even touch anything... so you can go for the Ratrod look if you like

  4. Remove Advertisements
    HondaCB1000R.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member tucksie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Berkshire
    Posts
    392
    Member #
    3654
    Liked
    36 times
    Made a good job of cleaning that area Doser. Do you have salt on the roads where you are?

  6. #5
    Senior Member doser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Posts
    1,550
    Member #
    2725
    Liked
    244 times
    Quote Originally Posted by oldcorollas View Post
    your rollers and plate inner sides still look nice and clean

    the outer sideplate doesn't even touch anything... so you can go for the Ratrod look if you like
    thanks. I'll use that as my excuse!

    p.s. there are a couple tight links, but I reckon that has more to do with 30,000 kms on the chain than winter scuzz. new chain in spring, for sure...
    Last edited by doser; 01-05-2020 at 12:53 PM.
    piling the mileage on...

  7. #6
    Senior Member doser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Posts
    1,550
    Member #
    2725
    Liked
    244 times
    Quote Originally Posted by tucksie View Post
    Do you have salt on the roads where you are?
    mostly, no. we get only a few near-freezing nights each year, and they use brine then, but my general rule is to not ride below 3C because of possible frost. and if it does snow and freeze, I'm not on the bike anyway. this was just pure wetness and neglect...
    piling the mileage on...

  8. #7
    Senior Member Tifa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    338
    Member #
    15


    Get one of these for your wife to remind you in future....
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  9. #8
    Senior Member doser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Posts
    1,550
    Member #
    2725
    Liked
    244 times
    ^^^ I'm tempted to respond with a comment about sexual practises, but I suppose I should not!
    piling the mileage on...

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •