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Old 02-12-2010, 08:53 AM
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Default Loosening chain for winterizing?

Hey guys I know it's a little late to be asking this question but it's my first year that I had to winterize a bike and was curious if it is bad that I did not loosen my chain to avoid it from warping through the winter months...I spin the tire every once in awhile so that the chain isn't sitting in the same position and I lube it up everyonce in awhile...is it ok that I am doing this or should I loosen the chain and save myself problems down the road and money?
 
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:13 PM
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You're fine....

All I do is throw some sea-Foam in the tank towards the end of fall and try to run it for 10 minutes or so to get it worked through the system....
 
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:32 PM
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^yeah, for a full winterize, you're totally wrong, but depending on how long it's stored, where you live, and so on, it's fine.

But you don't have to loosen the chain, I've ridden mine twice, and had no issues so far. If you're spinning it and lubing it, you'll be fine.
 
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:46 PM
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it shouldnt be tight enough to wrap anything lol

go smack who ever told you that line of poop upside the head
 
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by PlayfulGod View Post
it shouldnt be tight enough to warp anything lol
Exactly, If its adjusted properly it doesnt make a bit of sense to loosen it. Also if its parked and lubed with a quality chain lube it shouldnt need any attention to the chain.

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go smack who ever told you that line of poop upside the head
over and over and over, again and again
 
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:31 PM
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Well that definitely answers my question. I have had 2 people tell me that! so glad I am on the right track now though, Thanks a ton guys i will deliver the beatings this time....over and over and over lol
 
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