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Swing arm removed... what jobs to do?

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Hi All,

I've taken off the swingarm so I can soak my chain in oil. Im planning on regreasing the swingarm linkage (with directions from here, thanks wrooster!)

My question is, whilst the swingarm is off, what other jobs should I do?

Cheers

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besides all of the bearings (swingarm, linkage, shock, wheel)...

use GUNK Engine-Brite spray cleaner to make the inside of your airbox shine again.

ps

what kind of chain do you have?

jim aka the wrooster

'01 wr250f

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Put it back together and move to the front end. :cry: don't forget changing fork oil.

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Why soak it?

Becuase I've been a bit lax lubing it on the bike, and its got a couple of tight spots. Soaking it in oil for a few days helps a lot.

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why did you remove the swingarm on the bike to take of the chain. Does it not have a master link. God that sucks. lot of work for a stupid chain

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Becuase I've been a bit lax lubing it on the bike, and its got a couple of tight spots. Soaking it in oil for a few days helps a lot.

the lubricant in an "O" or "X" ring chain is sealed behind the rubber gasket. ideally, none of the lubricant can get out, and no contaminants can get in.

the DID X-ring, one of the best if not the best chain on the market, needs almost no maintenance to last 1000's of miles. simply wash your bike, and then spray liberal amounts of WD40 on the chain while spinning the rear wheel (under power or by hand).

one final note: do not apply any type of sticky "chain lube" to an O-ring or X-ring chain -- doing so just shortens the life of the chain. if you don't understand why this is so use the search function located above.

jim aka the wrooster

'01 wr250f

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My 250f has had a DID o-ring or x-ring chain on it since I bought it used. How do I know which one it is? I know what an o-ring looks but I don't know whats different about the x-ring?

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