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TESTED: Chain Cleaning Tool (Kettenmax)

Hello All!

Here's the deal. We've all got chains. They all get messy. We all get messy trying to clean them!

I got fed up with the faff, so I thought I'd try one of these contraptions out.

NB. I used petrol in this video. After consulting my manual a little closer, MOST manufacturers recommend Kerosene or Diesel for chain cleaning.

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Looks good, glad you didn't burn your house down using gas!

We can get that in the states? Off E bay at $69.95 not overly cheap is it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/1803512...lpid=82&chn=ps

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Looks good, glad you didn't burn your house down using gas!

We can get that in the states? Off E bay at $69.95 not overly cheap is it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/1803512...lpid=82&chn=ps
It's OK, the garage is under somebody elses house!!

I'll be using diesel or Kerosene next time though.

This is the one I bought. And they say they deliver worldwide.

https://www.louis.de/en/artikel/kett...evice/10003114


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Cool Vid Andy .. I use one of these

http://www.motosport.com/grunge-brus...cleaning-brush

Same mess but I reckon I have the chain cleaned in the time that thing took to set up and at 1/3 the cost..

I sorta miss my shafties,,,, sometimes..

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Cool Vid Andy .. I use one of these

http://www.motosport.com/grunge-brus...cleaning-brush

Same mess but I reckon I have the chain cleaned in the time that thing took to set up and at 1/3 the cost..

I sorta miss my shafties,,,, sometimes..
Thanks IF1960! The grungebrush looks like a pretty handy tool too! A lot less setup definitely! Not quite so easy to effectively 'flush' your cleaning fluid through. Though I didn't realise how expensive this tool was in the US. I bought it here in Germany for only €17 (which is about € = $ right now I think!) And the grungebrush is €16.50! So for me, not much in it. For you guys, BIG difference in outlay!


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After seeing what it takes to set it up I rather us the grungebrush, a rug and Dupont chain cleaner spray.

The idea is not bad though.

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Cool Vid Andy .. I use one of these

http://www.motosport.com/grunge-brus...cleaning-brush

Same mess but I reckon I have the chain cleaned in the time that thing took to set up and at 1/3 the cost..

I sorta miss my shafties,,,, sometimes..
+1 !

I own and have used both. The Grunge Brush cleans much better, and it is much faster and easier to use. I use WD-40 for cleaning the chain. It works great at dissolving the gunk on the chain (combined with the brush), and it smells better than kerosene or diesel. Then I lube with DuPont Chain Saver.
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I just use a small paint brush to apply the kerosene and wipe it off, the grunge brush only comes out when the chain is really messy. My mess is never more than a couple drops of oil / kerosene on the floor! That thing makes too much of a mess.
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