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So here I was a couple of weeks ago when we were still above freezing, and I decided it was time to wash the bike up real good, take it out for one final ride, and put it to bed for the winter. Well I had neglected the chain a little so I figured on to the stand and I'll get it real good and clean. A little over agressive I now realize and when I was looking at it this week I noticed the dreaded red dust. Not just a little, but in numerous places all along the rollers. So I guess it is new chain time for me, and was wondering what brands everyone has had success with or even more important which ones to definately avoid.
I guess not all is lost as now I get to buy a new tool. Any suggestions on chain break / rivot combos?

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Mate there is no need to replace the chain, just clean it up and really lube it over with some decent chain wax or if you laying her up a slathering of grease, I have to use my bike every week throughout winter and she sits in work from getting in on monday to leaving on friday (I am a long distance trucker), if the ride in is wet in winter the chain shows rust by friday, just clean and relube, all will be well.
 

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I had no idea having a rusty motorcycle chain produced idiocy. :eek: Guess I'd better go outside to my bikes and see if I've succumbed to the gravitational pull of stupidity...again. And all along I thought I could blame my cretinism on my parents. :D
 

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Well it isn't rust it is the dreaded red dust of the seals on the chain being compromised. Here is a link to a website of what is happening. See failure analysis about half way down the page. http://www.motorcycleanchor.com/motorcycle/how_to/mc_chains.html I don't have any pictures of my actual cain right now, but can if needed.
 
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