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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    Id lube it up real good and ride it. Keep checking it to see if it works itself out.
    Sounds like my kinda maintenance!
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    Soak It in Kerosene overnight.

    Then let it dry, and soak it in HOT Oil.
    (If you live in a warm area you can just leave it out a BLACK Oil Drain Pan out in the sun for a day).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yendor View Post
    Soak It in Kerosene overnight.

    Then let it dry, and soak it in HOT Oil.
    (If you live in a warm area you can just leave it out a BLACK Oil Drain Pan out in the sun for a day).
    Interesting. I'd be curious to know what each of those steps are meaning to accomplish. Why hot?

    Your 350's look sweet
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    Quote Originally Posted by thats_incentive View Post
    Interesting. I'd be curious to know what each of those steps are meaning to accomplish. Why hot?
    Hot oil will soak into the chain more deeply and (potentially) loosen up tight links that lead to the tight and loose spots... for reference, in the case of my chain and its tight/loose wear, the chain that was on the bike when I bought it seemed in good shape so I washed the chain in my parts washer tank thoroughly, hung it up and let it drip "dry" and then heavily sprayed PJ-1 chain lube on it starting at the top and soaking it in all the way to the bottom of the length, which cumulatively soaks in a lot of lube while the chain is "stretched" out with any slack in each link extended to allow the lube (which comes out of the can in a thin viscosity to allow the molybdenum disulfide in it to sink into the inner areas, then thickens up a few minutes later) to get into all the links completely. It was fine for the first 800 miles or so put on the bike after the build was finished, but eventually the tight and loose spots got worse anyway. At around $35, chains are reasonably cheap and replacing it proactively will extend the usage time of your sprockets as well
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    And I guess the kerosene (diesel fuel, right?) to clean it?

    But yeah I've got a new one on the way anyway, mine isn't quite salvageable I don't think.
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