- Jan 16, 2006
Ok, this is not for a dirtbike but a chain is a chain. I purchased a 1985 Honda ATC 200x (three wheeler) which I will be giving to my father for Christmas this year. Every part on it is original including the oring chain. The machaine is in overal outstanding condition but needs a good cleaning to be perfect. I am going to tear it down to the frame and clean the whole thing. My question is how would you recomend cleaning the chain with out destroying 23 year old orings. There are no marks on the chain adjuster bolts so I do not think the chain has ever been adjusted since assembly in 1985. There is quite a bit of gunk and crap caked on it so Im sure I will have to soak it in some kind of solution to break down the stuff thats on it now. Any sudgestion would be great, thanks!