How To Clean & Lube Your Motorcycle Chain at

9 Bal 2016
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How To Clean & Lube Your Motorcycle Chain
How To Step by Step
A little bit of elbow grease goes a long way. To prevent your motorcycle chain from living a shorter than desirable lifespan, keeping it fresh and clean is paramount. In this How To video, Lemmy walks you through the process of how to clean and lube your motorcycle chain. With the right tools and some knowhow, extending the life of your motorcycle chain and sprockets, as well as increasing performance (and just looking better overall), can be done with a minimal time and monetary commitment.
How To Step by Step:
Step One: Figure out your chain type.
Step Two: Arrange your bike in a position that will make your chain easily accessible.
Step Three: Examine your motorcycle chain.
Step Four: Spray your chain with chain cleaner.
Step Five: Scrub the chain.
Step Six: Re-soak the motorcycle chain with your cleaning agent of choice.
Step Seven: Fully dry your motorcycle.
Step Eight: When fully dry, Apply Lubricant evenly on all sides of your chain.
Step Nine: Clean up and ride!

  • make a spray shield out of cardboard or paper to keep oil and overspray off of wheel and tire. you don't want to grease up your tire.

    Thor VelascoThor VelascoPrieš 4 metus
    • @MrItsthething that is absolutely genius.

      Waikit ChoiWaikit ChoiPrieš 29 dienų
    • You will make that mistake once and only once. Whoopsie!

      micheal49micheal49Prieš 3 mėnesius
    • You can also spray some soapy water on your tire which will prevent any oils that get on it from sticking.

      MrItsthethingMrItsthethingPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • @Jay Law My pleasure Jay!!! Takes but a few seconds to lay down,to avoid precious cleanup afterwards!!! Well worth it!!! ;-)

      menom7menom7Prieš 6 mėnesių
    • @menom7 that is a good tip, forgot the floor!

      Jay LawJay LawPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • My Suzuki handbook says not to use kerosene and recommends detergent, who's right?

    Rob BallRob BallPrieš dieną
  • Nice!! Do my chain next please!

    Lucien PetersenLucien PetersenPrieš 4 dienas
  • Now we need a video on how to clean the rags 😂

    Alisdair GrayAlisdair GrayPrieš 5 dienų
  • What bike is that?

    Alex DAlex DPrieš 7 dienų
  • Excellent vid thankyou !!👍👏😁

    Rhett McConnellRhett McConnellPrieš 10 dienų
  • how often are you supposed to clean the chain? how often do you lubricate it?

    BPNPBPNPPrieš 13 dienų
  • Is there anything wrong with using old motor oil

    Ryan PlatoRyan PlatoPrieš 14 dienų
    • Thanks

      Ryan PlatoRyan PlatoPrieš 13 dienų
    • Yes, motor oil will collect many more contaminants, meaning the chain will wear down faster. We suggest a chain lube specific lubrication to extend the life of your chain and sprockets. -Zack

      RevZillaRevZillaPrieš 13 dienų
  • Well explained mate.Thank you

    Smart DentSmart DentPrieš 14 dienų
  • Is it dangerous if you get it on your tyre?

    Allan HAllan HPrieš 21 dieną
  • What bike is that?? 😍

    PrismaDonna RedbubblePrismaDonna RedbubblePrieš 24 dienas
  • Lol we use engine oil to lube chain 😂 so we did it wrong the whole time..

    AnupAnupPrieš 26 dienų
  • Kerosene cleans the best!

    Okan KrbltOkan KrbltPrieš mėn
  • "I wanna get this thing good and gooey" lol

    natewebsnatewebsPrieš mėn
  • Just why are you doing the face of the plate???? ONLY PLACE NEEDING LUBE IS O-RINGS AND CONTACT BETWEEN THE SPROCKET. And yes KEROSINE but have the chain wet with clean kerosine when applying the lube. This will further dilude the lube to get past the O-rings where the lube is needed. Then just leave it for half an hour for the kerosine to vapor off and the lube to gain it original viscosity. Another point is never use brushes because these will push the dirt under and past the O-rings to the most important areas of the chain. TAKE A RAG AND SOAK IT IN KEROSINE AND PULL THE CHAIN THROUGH THE RAG TILL IT IS CLEAN. Then apply a clean rag with clean kerosine to wet the chain and lube it while wet. Let it dry and add little more lube and you are done. NO BRUSHES!!!

    Paul BoycePaul BoycePrieš mėn
  • Great audio on this...hate it when folks have a crappy mic and you cant hear em....

    tom jonestom jonesPrieš mėn
  • Diesel also works

    Mithun MadhuMithun MadhuPrieš mėn
  • You just sprayed both of those all over your rim and tire. That's gotta be hard to remove. My rims are shiny blue.

    John DoeJohn DoePrieš mėn
  • Simply buy Motul C1 cleaner and Motul C1 chain lube

  • Can i use normal gasoline instead of kerosene?

    SulbenSulbenPrieš mėn
    • This will be bad for the rubber

      Outdated_memes69 wideOutdated_memes69 widePrieš mėn
  • Thank you for this well done instructional vid!

    Julie KaufmanJulie KaufmanPrieš mėn
  • I just rub my chains with old toothbrush

    Vnixz ShresthaVnixz ShresthaPrieš mėn
  • That chain wax will stink up your garage for days.Finally bought some BMW chain lube,no odor at all.

    Ed ManuszakEd ManuszakPrieš mėn
  • thanks for the great info

    jerry marabulasjerry marabulasPrieš mėn
  • Outstanding video. Thank you.

    Jim LJim LPrieš mėn
  • got white walls for next season, not looking forward to chain cleans

    Darren WolfangerDarren WolfangerPrieš mėn
  • Omg it work for me !!! I have been think where I could get money to start a new business until I found out about a page online on LTworlds how u can make more money, I made $25000 from cryptonaid .com website online days back

    Vanessa JohnsonVanessa JohnsonPrieš mėn
  • That was very informative, thanks bro..🙏

    V. IyerV. IyerPrieš mėn
  • Use removed engine oil to lubricate the plain chain, but make sure it is filtered

    Sasikanth MynampatiSasikanth MynampatiPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Could have been a minute video but it's hard to make to the point videos

    rahul chauhanrahul chauhanPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Hahaha it work!!! I have been think where I could get money to start a new business until I found out about a page online on LTworlds how u can make more money, I made $35000 from cryptonaid .com website online days back

      Vanessa JohnsonVanessa JohnsonPrieš mėn
  • Got my first bike brand new bike this summer 2800 miles on it. I put it in storage for winter. Never touched the chain. I an kinda scared now

    Zach WinnZach WinnPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Kerosin/diesel does the cleaning and SAE90 oil lubes better.

    NitinNitinPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • What kind of bike is this.

    • I think it's a 1200 gs

      Outdated_memes69 wideOutdated_memes69 widePrieš mėn
    • Omg it work!!! I have been think where I could get money to start a new business until I found out about a page online on LTworlds how u can make more money, I made $25000 from cryptonaid .com website online days back

      Vanessa JohnsonVanessa JohnsonPrieš mėn
  • Amazing video, so informative.

    Aaren MartisAaren MartisPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 0:11 xx

    Lengoc LongLengoc LongPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • But fortnine says it'll get through the orings which is what you don't want

    Adam MickiewiczAdam MickiewiczPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • second to none,video

    Christopher O'ConnorChristopher O'ConnorPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Where to get a spray bottle that can cope with kerosene? All the ones I've tried fail quickly.. anyone know where to obtain a suitable spray bottle?

    Ron BattRon BattPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Omg it work!!! I have been think where I could get money to start a new business until I found out about a page online on LTworlds how u can make more money, I made $35000 from cryptonaid .com website online days back

      Vanessa JohnsonVanessa JohnsonPrieš mėn
  • howdy fat jason mamoa

    Aniket SenAniket SenPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Yea just lube the whole bike whilst youre at it.

    Reegan BusbyReegan BusbyPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Omg it work for me !!! I have been think where I could get money to start a new business until I found out about a page online on LTworlds how u can make more money, I made $46000 from cryptonaid .com website online days back

      Vanessa JohnsonVanessa JohnsonPrieš mėn
  • Well presented, easy to understand. What a great video. As a n00b I appreciate this!

    Adam HodgesAdam HodgesPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I know im a bit late too comment to this video, but for the safety of other motor parts like paint on mags, i recommend putting out the chain and soak it in a container with kerosene

    Sir ASir APrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Great job Lemmy. This is my first video by Revzilla and I was impressed with your professionalism, fast pace, omitted jokes and "personality" interference, and overall quality of the educational content. Just picked up a $200 1972 Triumph 650 and the manual says to remove the chain, scrub it with kerosene, melt some "grease" and soak the chain in this grease. Seems like this would turn the bike into a grease pin-wheel at freeway speeds. I'll follow your instructions instead Thanks. -BA

    Brian AlexanderBrian AlexanderPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • to long to watch, honestly

    Mark de KwaastenietMark de KwaastenietPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • This is a nice how-to, don't get me wrong, but I vehemently suggest watching Fortnine's review on chain cleaners and lubes. It's scientific, very thorough and pretty funny. It's the absolute go-to in terms of what products to use.

    MotoZestMotoZestPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 15:32 you missed a spot

    TVShowsFanTVShowsFanPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Too messy dude

    Neacsu MariusNeacsu MariusPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Thanks

    Pa PounetPa PounetPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Not a single mention of keeping the pussy on the chainwax?

    FranktheDachshundFranktheDachshundPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Am I wrong or is that master link clip on backwards?

    SR Lawn & LandscapeSR Lawn & LandscapePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Excellent tutorial. LTworlds was made for stuff like this.

    Liberty4EverLiberty4EverPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • First thing every biker should learn about maintaining their bike. Saves money, keeps you and your crank case safe, and after a while you'll have your own special black magic method and lube/cleaner choice that you SWEAR make your chain virtually immortal.

    dog breathdog breathPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I use kerosene and 180 grade oil for lubing..

    Sreejith SundaranSreejith SundaranPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Nice tutorial...👌👌👌

    Kd35 VlogKd35 VlogPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Good stuff!!

    Randall MellottRandall MellottPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • What sort of kerosene to use there's so many different types

    Khalid JabarKhalid JabarPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • White kerosene works best. Cheap, too. I unfold cardboard beer box and tuck between to keep everything off the wheel. 650 miles a week, so I do it every Sunday. Easy job.

    bs1174bs1174Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • For gods sake stfu n lube the chain that is all your doing nothing else who cares about the science behind it, its a lubrication different or same they all do their job keeping the chain in good condition

    Bavarian MotorsBavarian MotorsPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • What tires are those?!!!! I need

    Jonathan JamesJonathan JamesPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • You can find those here: I hope that helps! -Zack

      RevZillaRevZillaPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I thought kerosene spoils tyes

    Richard LubegaRichard LubegaPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • What if you get some of that lube on the tyre? What will clean it off?

    James ClarksonJames ClarksonPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • It is always a good idea to wipe off any overspray from your tire, and just take it easy for the first block or two after lubricating your chain, to ensure no lube got where it might affect handling. -Zack

      RevZillaRevZillaPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • love from Bangladesh. you saved my 250 taka

    Ahmed TanvirAhmed TanvirPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Dude is cooler than the freezer in my house

    A KU RIZAA KU RIZAPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Just buy an automatic lubricator like a scottoiler and you will never have to do this shi... work again. You always have a perfectly lubricated and completely clean chain and it will last longer.

    TheAbceasyas12345TheAbceasyas12345Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • Can we use Diesel instead of Kerosene?

    UmashankarUmashankarPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Excellent tutorial! - many thanks from across the pond😉👍

    P JP JPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 8:23 I use kerosene to clean my chain too. But, instead of a spray bottle, I use a "wash bottle" like the kind used in labs. Instead of a mist, it makes a stream when you squeeze it. It's all personal preference though.

    MrItsthethingMrItsthethingPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Which motorcycle is that?

    BenjaminBenjaminPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Over 2 million riders didn't know this already 😂

  • great video thank you will look into getting that stuff for my dirty girl my honda 750 shadow ace looks like it will work wonders on my chain

    Charles WilcherCharles WilcherPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • 4:29 She's ready for you Lemmy...

    DoikDoikPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Just told my girlfriend I'm going out to buy some lube. It's nice to see her as excited as I am about my bike.

    TmplKnghtTmplKnghtPrieš 5 mėnesių
    • Well done

      LukefishLukefishPrieš 18 dienų
  • you definitely got the GUNK and The MUNK out of the chain and the LOT of GUNK and MUNK out of over the lift... that dirty GUNK and MUNK.. good instructions.

    Prashant ChaudharyPrashant ChaudharyPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Hi if kerosene is not available can i use paint thinner as a substitute and is it safe for the O rings? Thank you!

    custom8888custom8888Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • Lemmy go ahead and thank you for this video

    Jouke de BoerJouke de BoerPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Mechanic from Oxford 😂 More theory lesser practical Clean the grease on chain with a thinner Spray liquid grease on chain by gently rotating as simple as that....

    Ravi KishoreRavi KishorePrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I find that I get sprayed with tiny droplets of lube as I ride. It doesn't happen much, but It's annoying. Is this normal? I try to wipe it down after ever cleaning and lubing, but it still gets me. Also, I used to over lube it, and there would be a lot of residue all over the bike. Not good. I'm still learning.

    N JohnsonN JohnsonPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • 11:45 my dad's friend lost 2 fingers doing this...

    strongochostrongochoPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • My brother's friend was cleaning his chain with the engine on. It ripped the end of his finger off. Don't do it guys!

    SirLoinOfsteak85SirLoinOfsteak85Prieš 5 mėnesių
    • I did the same with no gloves or pants, now im jewish.

      Calculus MetalCalculus MetalPrieš 5 dienų
  • Wrong lubrication. You have not lubricated the other side of the chain. These type of lubrication hardly goes 1week smooth then the chain sprocled starts getting damaged quickly.

    Dukhi BHARATDukhi BHARATPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • yo i swear Kermit the Frog is speaking at 5:30 lol. great vid

    Robbie RoarRobbie RoarPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Thanks for the info, just got my stand, cleaner, lube today, off I go!

    The Moon FairyThe Moon FairyPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Where can you buy kerosene?

    alex Silvaalex SilvaPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • Acetone can be used. I use it on alot of my project parts for cleaning, removing oils and residue. Jus remove o'rings Same shit

      Ryan gstRyan gstPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Hi guys! First of all thank you for this channel, and for the tons of useful info in your videos. Such a priceless source for beginner bikers... and most probably for experienced ones too! I bought a Kawasaki z650 two years ago. Now, after 20,000km my chain is really worn. I took care of it (cleaning and lubing) and in my first year I was riding rather gently, but in the last 5,000km its maintenance became increasingly difficult. Which seems a little early... even for a original manufacturer’s chain. So, I try to understand what might have caused this. And avoid a similar faith for my next chain! I’ve been using a brush similar to the Grunge Brush shown in your video. Is there a chance that I’ve been too rough when using it and as consequence I damaged the O-ring seals of the chain?

    tooncasualtooncasualPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I do use this same technique, just one question how to clean the brush? I had to buy 2 more brush in 3yrs, it gets dirty a lot.

    Amit KrupalAmit KrupalPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • @Ryan gst You mean Turpentine?

      Amit KrupalAmit KrupalPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • Go to home depo, in paint section, they have brush cleaner chemical.

      Ryan gstRyan gstPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Which bike is that?

    Rev D ThrottleRev D ThrottlePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I love you man 💓💓💓💓💓

    shivam gavelshivam gavelPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • What an awesome video! I'd once heard with mountain bikes that diesel is a good cleaner/lubricant. I have used it for years on my bike, dried it carefully, then lubed that a safe kerosene-alternative?

    LorinLorinPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • Oh and by "bike" I mean my motorcycle too.

      LorinLorinPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Blast it Spray it with lube Call it a day

    wayne kerrwayne kerrPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Me who cleans my chain while the bike is in gear. XD

    Christian BurnsChristian BurnsPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Needs more chain lube

    zbb2stillalivezbb2stillalivePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I’m quite new to bikes, how do you tell the difference between plain chain and a sealed chain?

    Hijim JangonHijim JangonPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Do we really need a video for this lol

    TrueNorthTrueNorthPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • See a few bikes about that look like they left there chain on the beach

    UkmudloverUkmudloverPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • did chain wax make any one else thing of Key& Peele XD

    jeremy andersonjeremy andersonPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Scottoiler are good dont act like glue

    Flatcap007Flatcap007Prieš 6 mėnesių
  • Is it OK to use prepsol to clean the chain?

    Tyrese JohnTyrese JohnPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • You can now clean your chain easy, fast and mess free with ChainBath: Give your chain a bath and stop the mess!

    Daniel ChiriacDaniel ChiriacPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • bro it's 2020 do you have any idea how hard it is to find Kerosene anywhere?

    TonberryGamesTonberryGamesPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • Acetone-home depo, in paint section, gallon is like 18 bucks. Id do a 5:1 mix with diesel. Wear gloves and respirator. Get that shit sparkling

      Ryan gstRyan gstPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • Diesel is essentially the same thing. Green handle at the gas station (U.S.)

      Craig HoglandCraig HoglandPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Puppy??...really thats the term he use?

    hasyim uddinhasyim uddinPrieš 6 mėnesių