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Old May 2nd, 2015, 08:43 AM   #1
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Centre Stand complete removal

Hi all.

Iv'e taken the centre stand off (never going to use, it's also ugly). But the mounting points I think will be trickier to remove. Has anyone done this? If so how big of a job was it?

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Old May 16th, 2015, 05:23 AM   #2
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How do you lube the chain, just walk it after you oil it in increments?
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Old May 26th, 2015, 12:44 PM   #3
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Paddock stand.
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Old September 14th, 2015, 01:48 PM   #4
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How do you lube the chain, just walk it after you oil it in increments?
It's an o-ring chain. No lube required... though cleaning the dirt off makes it pretty if you're worried about it.
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Old September 14th, 2015, 04:22 PM   #5
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It's an o-ring chain. No lube required... though cleaning the dirt off makes it pretty if you're worried about it.
Haven't been to a shop yet that would suggest not lubing your chain. In fact, my 2 primary shops had extensive procedures on proper cleaning/lubing.

...but, I'm friggin sick of the grime sprayed up all of my pants. That crap just doesn't come out and I spend way too much time cleaning the excess off after lubing.
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Pretty informative chain tutorial. BLUF: While there are deformative processes you can't stop, you should still clean and lube your chain regularly.

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Old September 14th, 2015, 06:05 PM   #7
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Hi all.

Iv'e taken the centre stand off (never going to use, it's also ugly). But the mounting points I think will be trickier to remove. Has anyone done this? If so how big of a job was it?

Cheers.
I've removed it before, it's pretty easy. There are 2 red-locktight'd M8 (?) screws that hold in a cast triangle that has the giant bolt hole for the centre stand. On the kickstand side, however, the kickstand mounting component is a single cast piece that also houses the center stand bolt hole. I think you would need to take the part from a regular HM for that.

Edit: for clarity these are the two big screws at the bottom of the rearset. Also, I believe you'll need like a 10-20mm spacer otherwise the rearset won't set properly (?). I have a Ducabike rearset so I never tried it removed with the stock setup.

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Haven't been to a shop yet that would suggest not lubing your chain. In fact, my 2 primary shops had extensive procedures on proper cleaning/lubing.

...but, I'm friggin sick of the grime sprayed up all of my pants. That crap just doesn't come out and I spend way too much time cleaning the excess off after lubing.
Shops want to sell lube! Mine tries to sell me a $300 oil change every 3,000 miles instead of the 9,000 that Ducati recommends.

Clean it, lube it just be careful what chemicals you put on it. O-rings will deteriorate with kerosene and can be pentrated by WD-40, thus replacing the lube that is in there from the factory (the stuff that never needs replaced... hence the O-rings ) And do not use a wire brush!!

I use soap, water and a plastic scrub brush to clean mine. Nothing else. You need special lube too, if you choose to lube it. If the lube is not made for O-rings it's probably doing more harm than good.

IMO lube on an O-ring chain only makes dirt build up faster.

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You need special lube too, if you choose to lube it. If the lube is not made for O-rings it's probably doing more harm than good.
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there are chain lubes for o-rings availabale to buy, so not really a big deal
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Shops want to sell lube! Mine tries to sell me a $300 oil change every 3,000 miles instead of the 9,000 that Ducati recommends.

Clean it, lube it just be careful what chemicals you put on it. O-rings will deteriorate with kerosene and can be pentrated by WD-40, thus replacing the lube that is in there from the factory (the stuff that never needs replaced... hence the O-rings ) And do not use a wire brush!!

I use soap, water and a plastic scrub brush to clean mine. Nothing else. You need special lube too, if you choose to lube it. If the lube is not made for O-rings it's probably doing more harm than good.

IMO lube on an O-ring chain only makes dirt build up faster.
I use Dupont teflon spray-on wax stuff that says it's good for O-ring chains, mostly just to keep it from rusting. And a plastic 3 sided brush thingy to clean it. Seems to work.
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