Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nakhon Si, Thailand
A whole can of chain cleaner? I only spray on a bit of Sonax or WD40 to clean the chain with a rag. The Sonax softens up the old grease and wiping the chain is a piece of cake. It takes about one whole old T-shirt to get the chain clean.
Then I apply high temp grease, like for bearings, by hand. It's cheap and after trying oil and chain wax I'm very happy with the grease. It doesn't fling off like oil which needs to be reapplied too often and it doesn't build up like sticky wax. It's good for a bout 1,000 km, depending on the weather. Here in Thailand it's quite dusty and dirty, so the wax attracts everything. I have to check and replace the air filter earlier than in other countries.
I put 27,000 km on my CRF250M chain which is smaller and I'll replace it at 30,000 km.
current: CBR500R, CRF250M, Yamaha Nouvo 135
previous: CB360, CB450SC (2), VT500FT, XS650 (3), Virago 750, Intruder 800, XJ600S, Intruder 1400, K75S (5), K100RS (5), ZX9R, KLR250, XR650L, DR650SE, Ninja 250, VTR250 (2), CBR150R (3), AX-1