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Should I clean a new chain...

I have a new chain coming and before I install it should I clean the packing grease off or just lube over it?

Or was that look THEN leap?
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I have a new chain coming and before I install it should I clean the packing grease off or just lube over it?
Just run it like it is, OR lube over it if you're a bit anal....

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Just run it like it is, OR lube over it if you're a bit anal....
Could be BUT more likely cheap and lazy . I'd rather take care of it from the start than replace it in a year or so like this one.

I bought the same chain for my KLR after a big rock ate the rear sprocket and chain off roading in VW. I have a bit over 22,000 miles on it now and it's still serviceable. I lube it and have been known to clean it every other year or so.

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Lube & Anal should not be used in the same sentence....

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Ya just had to go there didn't ya.

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Must have to agree with welljo's statement above yet the chain company does recommend wiping the excess out off a new chain so as not to attract dirt?

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