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Old 05-26-2010, 06:50 PM
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After work today I decided to strap on the backpack and head to the store for some Oil and a filter. I checked the weather, and it was SUPPOSED to be clear for hours past when I'd be out. After I left the store I was about halfway home when I was caught up in my first Torrential Downpour while riding. It was so bad I couldn't see 5 feet in front of me. This was not a problem as I was stuck in bumper to bumper! Luckily enough there was a movie theater with a nice big overhang I hid under. Coincidentally after about a half hour there were 4 other Bikes under that same overhang, including a 600rr Graffiti Long story short: I was wondering if there is anything special you guys do when your out in the rain like that? Do you clean your chain after something like that? I only ask because I have a friend who was just caught in the rain, and now his chain sounds like it's grinding.
 
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:54 PM
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My bike has had to sit out in the weather so far (I know, shame on me) and I haven't had any problems. If you're concerned, lubing it wouldn't hurt.
 
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:43 PM
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You should have a layer of oil on your chain to help repel water, dirt etc. If you have a rear stand for your bike you should atleast dry it off with a cloth, and spray some chain lube on rag, and wipe her down. If a chain is rusting from getting caught in one rain storm, imho it has not been maintained properly. Just my 2 cents !
 
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If a chain is rusting from getting caught in one rain storm, imho it has not been maintained properly. Just my 2 cents !
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:45 PM
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If a chain is rusting from getting caught in one rain storm, imho it has not been maintained properly. Just my 2 cents !
You are right about this, when I spoke to my friend about it, he told me he'd pushed the chain a whole SEASON further than he should have!! While I would never do something like that, I just wondered if there was some standard practice you guys had when it came to coming in out of the rain. Thanks for the Feedback guys
 
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Nex View Post
You are right about this, when I spoke to my friend about it, he told me he'd pushed the chain a whole SEASON further than he should have!! While I would never do something like that, I just wondered if there was some standard practice you guys had when it came to coming in out of the rain. Thanks for the Feedback guys
Standard practice: go in and put on a dry pair of pants
 
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Originally Posted by Kuroshio View Post
Standard practice: go in and put on a dry pair of pants
Get a little spooked riding in the rain, eh?
 
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Originally Posted by kowen1208 View Post
Get a little spooked riding in the rain, eh?
*mutter* keep forgetting you guys' minds only come out of the gutter if there's gravel in there that'll make you lowside
 
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Kuroshio View Post
*mutter* keep forgetting you guys' minds only come out of the gutter if there's gravel in there that'll make you lowside
Hahahaha! Touche!
 
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