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    Gauges and chain...

    Two more quick questions, shit I know Im annoying.

    Light in the gauges, I assume there is one but mine must be blown out. Are these bad boys easy to replace? Will I have a hard time finding the bulbs?

    Second, greasing up the chain. Whats the best way? WD40?

    Thanks again.


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    Two more quick questions, shit I know Im annoying.

    Light in the gauges, I assume there is one but mine must be blown out. Are these bad boys easy to replace? Will I have a hard time finding the bulbs?

    Second, greasing up the chain. Whats the best way? WD40?

    Thanks again.

    The lights should be available at an autoparts store, take a bulb with you to match up.

    Chain - PUT THE WD40 DOWN!!!! go to a bike shop and buy chain lube. WD40 is a penetrating oil which means that it is not suited to be a lubricant for moving parts. Chain lube is usually thick and will stay on the chain for a while. The way you lube a chain is to put the bike on the center stand with the engine running and the bike in first gear (so the rear wheel is turning slowly - you can do this by hand too it just takes longer) and spray the chain as it rotates around. Get both sides. Once it looks like you have gotten all the chain (use it sparingly as the more you put on the more of a mess you will make), take the bike down and go for a ride. To avoid a greasy mess it is best to check the chain tension and alignment before you grease it up.


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    Two more quick questions, shit I know Im annoying.

    Light in the gauges, I assume there is one but mine must be blown out. Are these bad boys easy to replace? Will I have a hard time finding the bulbs?

    Second, greasing up the chain. Whats the best way? WD40?

    Thanks again.

    The lights should be available at an autoparts store, take a bulb with you to match up.

    Chain - PUT THE WD40 DOWN!!!! go to a bike shop and buy chain lube. WD40 is a penetrating oil which means that it is not suited to be a lubricant for moving parts. Chain lube is usually thick and will stay on the chain for a while. The way you lube a chain is to put the bike on the center stand with the engine running and the bike in first gear (so the rear wheel is turning slowly - you can do this by hand too it just takes longer) and spray the chain as it rotates around. Get both sides. Once it looks like you have gotten all the chain (use it sparingly as the more you put on the more of a mess you will make), take the bike down and go for a ride. To avoid a greasy mess it is best to check the chain tension and alignment before you grease it up.


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    Yup, what Geet said. I like chain wax, it tends to be cleaner.

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    Yup, what Geet said. I like chain wax, it tends to be cleaner.

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    actually i read a thing about greasing chains. youre supposed to puy the grease into a pot, and heat it til its liquid. then dump the chain in. pull out the chain and let it congeal. thats how youre supposed to do it. of course it means pulling of your chain. i like the wax too.

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    actually i read a thing about greasing chains. youre supposed to puy the grease into a pot, and heat it til its liquid. then dump the chain in. pull out the chain and let it congeal. thats how youre supposed to do it. of course it means pulling of your chain. i like the wax too.

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    Two more quick questions, shit I know Im annoying.

    Light in the gauges, I assume there is one but mine must be blown out. Are these bad boys easy to replace? Will I have a hard time finding the bulbs?

    Second, greasing up the chain. Whats the best way? WD40?

    Thanks again.

    The lights should be available at an autoparts store, take a bulb with you to match up.

    Chain - PUT THE WD40 DOWN!!!! go to a bike shop and buy chain lube. WD40 is a penetrating oil which means that it is not suited to be a lubricant for moving parts. Chain lube is usually thick and will stay on the chain for a while. The way you lube a chain is to put the bike on the center stand with the engine running and the bike in first gear (so the rear wheel is turning slowly - you can do this by hand too it just takes longer) and spray the chain as it rotates around. Get both sides. Once it looks like you have gotten all the chain (use it sparingly as the more you put on the more of a mess you will make), take the bike down and go for a ride. To avoid a greasy mess it is best to check the chain tension and alignment before you grease it up.

    Gee, you are the man. The chain is pretty rusted and it squeaks when I ride. Some oil should do the trick.

    Thanks for all the advice guys, I really appreciate it. This place is invaluable.


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    Two more quick questions, shit I know Im annoying.

    Light in the gauges, I assume there is one but mine must be blown out. Are these bad boys easy to replace? Will I have a hard time finding the bulbs?

    Second, greasing up the chain. Whats the best way? WD40?

    Thanks again.

    The lights should be available at an autoparts store, take a bulb with you to match up.

    Chain - PUT THE WD40 DOWN!!!! go to a bike shop and buy chain lube. WD40 is a penetrating oil which means that it is not suited to be a lubricant for moving parts. Chain lube is usually thick and will stay on the chain for a while. The way you lube a chain is to put the bike on the center stand with the engine running and the bike in first gear (so the rear wheel is turning slowly - you can do this by hand too it just takes longer) and spray the chain as it rotates around. Get both sides. Once it looks like you have gotten all the chain (use it sparingly as the more you put on the more of a mess you will make), take the bike down and go for a ride. To avoid a greasy mess it is best to check the chain tension and alignment before you grease it up.

    Gee, you are the man. The chain is pretty rusted and it squeaks when I ride. Some oil should do the trick.

    Thanks for all the advice guys, I really appreciate it. This place is invaluable.


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    Gee, you are the man. The chain is pretty rusted and it squeaks when I ride. Some oil should do the trick.

    Thanks for all the advice guys, I really appreciate it. This place is invaluable.
    If the chain is that bad you probably want to save your self the headache and replace the sprockets and chain now. The price is minimal compared to the pain in the ass of a cracked or opened case from snapping a chain.


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