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Well, now that the weather has started to move towards above zero, it's time to start prepping my bike again. I've got a couple questions for you guys though:

What kind of spray in carb cleaner do you use? I have a can of GM Cleens, that's apparently for carbs, but there's probably something better out there.

Is it easier to add links to a drive chain, or remove them? Was just looking at chains online and there were only chains that were 2 off from my spec.

PS - Geeto, you got any pics of that rim? I'd like to make a purchase if possible :)

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Removing links is better for the strength. Use an angle grinder and a punch to get the right length.

Seafoam carb cleaner works when I need it to.
 

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I like the carb cleaner that when you spray it into a blind or clogged hole it sprays back into your eyes. The best stuff really burns like you just jabbed a hot wire in there. OH yeah, they all do that.
As faras the chain goes, always get one too ong and shorten it. Grind the rivets flat on one side plate and get a cold chisel between the side plate and the roller link. The side plate comes right off even easier than using a punch to drift the pins out since it doesn't bind up.

Oh yeah, I would keep the 17" rear. There are plenty of tires available that will fit. Not as many as 16 or 18, but still plenty.

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always buy a longer chain. where would you get an extra 2 links from anyway? keep the extra links for later in case you need the for something. always something nice to have in case you need it.

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Ok thanks guys. I just have no idea how the master link works and that, so I figured I'd ask. I was on cb1100.net before and was reading up on tires, and they said the bridgestone battlax's are a good tire. Anyone know how these would compare to the bridgestone spitfire? They're like the only tires I can find in 120/90-17.

Thanks a lot!

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