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I just wanted to see out of interest what brand of chain lube & cleaner everyone used. I normally use motul but just thought if there were any better options out there for my beloved 899
 

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I'm using the Motul C5 Paste atm. The brush applicator is a bit crap so I take it off and apply it using a stiff toothbrush ...... works very well and you can get all round the chain.
As for cleaning I either just use a cloth to get the crud off or ever so often use a cheap brake cleaner with a brush as it evaporates.
All of this just after a ride whilst still warm.
 

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Never had a problem just using gear oil wiped on and off with a rag. Never changed a chain in my life and normally keep them for 30K miles (although they were IL4's).

Intended on using same approach to the 899. It doesnt fling particularly as long as you dont spoon it on. For some reason I really dont like chain lube, messy stuff.

RBW.
 

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I've noticed with the lube that came on the bike when i picked it up, it's completely coated the underneath of the tail section & was so tough to get off.
I wonder what ducati pre lube/grease their chains with before they first send them out
 

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I've noticed with the lube that came on the bike when i picked it up, it's completely coated the underneath of the tail section & was so tough to get off.
I wonder what ducati pre lube/grease their chains with before they first send them out
WD-40 does wonders with removing that crap! simple wipe off.
 

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I use Maxima chain wax. I haven't applied it to my chain yet. After my 160 mile ride home from the dealership that factory lube was everywhere and a total ***** to clean as mentioned. I have 2,700 on my bike now though and the chain still has tons of lube on it so I haven't even applied any Maxima to my 899 yet.
 

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Yeah, I had the Mozzarella grease all over my bike as well, but interestingly, per dealer's suggestion to clean the bike with plastic cleaner (Plexus). It came right off. Mind you, I did this on the body work, wheels, swing arm, etc and used a microfiber rag. Pretty much I clean the bike this way after each ride (really every other one:)).
 

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Haven't picked mine up yet, only ordered last Saturday and was told it would be 5-6 weeks although did have a call yesterday saying it's due here in 3 days so picking it up next Saturday! :D

I always use Wurth dry lube and will immediately clean the chain off and put that on when I get it. I was going to use WD-40 to remove the mozzarella but am not sure if it's safe to use on the Arctic White paint? Winter (or anyone?!) - are you able to confirm please?
 

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Haven't picked mine up yet, only ordered last Saturday and was told it would be 5-6 weeks although did have a call yesterday saying it's due here in 3 days so picking it up next Saturday! :D

I always use Wurth dry lube and will immediately clean the chain off and put that on when I get it. I was going to use WD-40 to remove the mozzarella but am not sure if it's safe to use on the Arctic White paint? Winter (or anyone?!) - are you able to confirm please?
I've used WD-40 several times on the underside tail fairing and have not noticed any degradation in the paint. I've also used it on the carbon chain cover and on the rear wheel.. no issues at all. Although be VERY careful of course to not get any on your tires! (The use of WD-40 was recommended to me by the master tech at Beverly Hills Ducati) :D
 

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Brilliant - thanks Winter! :)

Good to know it's safe on the Arctic paint. I'm in the UK and as well as needing to remove the 'mozzarella' there is bound to be at least one sticker on the tank, I would ordinarily use WD-40 to remove the glue so good to know it's ok.

I have always used WD-40 on rims too - best wheel cleaner ever!
 
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