Chains Keeping engine grease off chain and rear wheel?

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by Fletch, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Fletch

    Fletch Member

    I am using the dry teflon spray from Lowes to lube the chain, but I still get grease from the engine on the chain, which gets flung onto the rear rim.

    Is there some way of placing some kind of rubber seal behind the drive sprocket to keep grease from constantly getting all over?

    I find myself wiping down my chain and rim constantly. It isn't a lot, but kind of "spatter". I only have caliper brakes, so I need to keep grease off the rims. The chain guard may have helped a little, but broke off... and the problem is with the grease being flung down more than up.

  2. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member


    sorrry, other than fully enclosed chain baths, or using the solid lube method (soaking in a pot of boiling wax with powdered graphite) youre chasing wild geese :)
  3. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    yeah that spattr is part of it... i just gave up on it and wipe tne rear wheel down once every couple of months when its really nasty.

    if its really excessive you might be running rich... if you havent already, check your plug for color. you might be able to tune your carb down a notch or two and solve a large portion of your spatter. if thats the case you should pick up some power and better gas milage.
  4. Fletch

    Fletch Member

    I just discovered m expansion chamber is leaking out between the silencer and muffler (I think). The silencer is also loose and I have no idea how to tighten it?

    These HT's really seem like a never ending project...If it isn't one thing it's another. Maybe a 4s is the way to go next.
  5. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    Great advice, don't forget 20 to 25:1 are too rich oil ratios and can cause messy exhaust. 32 to 40:1 are all ya need.
  6. Fletch

    Fletch Member

    I was running rich intentionally for "break in". Only I didn't know there was fiberglass in the expansion muffler that gets soaked like a sponge! I drilled out the rivets and replaced the fiberglass inside with machine screws thanks to Jim at SBP. I'm running Amsoil (100:1 synthetic) at 50:1. If regular synthetic is 50:1 and people run it at 25:1, I figure that Amsoil at 50:1 is equal to regular at 25:1. Basically that it's twice as "strong" so half is needed. It's been suggested that the Amsoil runs well at 60:1.

    I'm past the oil spattering now and onto electrical problems ;).... I swear it never ends! Here's the thread if you feel like taking a look:

  7. crowvise

    crowvise Member


    Hey "guru".

    why not articulate further and explain to the man what a chain bath(or the details of what the solid lube method entails -ie. ratios of wax to "graphite"[sp?], recipe, application, etc.) is.

    It is my personal belief that if one is willing to tell a "community" that anothers inquiry has them laughing their A-double-S off something should be given in return.

    I can't quite remember the specifics of Fletch's posts where he was asking questions and making 2-3 mods b4 recieving an answer{leading me to make a mental note of not taking his advice whole-heartedly} But I've seen you ask some backwards POOPIE too. contd. later library shutting down
  8. Fletch

    Fletch Member

    I'm not sure what mods you're referring to specifically, but I usually make mods to my posts to update new info as I figure things out along the way.

    Sometime I will post a question and figure out the answer by trial and error before someone replies. Also, I figure that if I'm not receiving an answer it is probably because I wasn't clear enough with my communication/question. Instead of posting duplicate content I try to clarify my question and add any new relevant information.

    The final reason I make mods or edits is that if someone has a similar situation and they come across my thread in a search, they will be provided with an answer and hopefully gain something from it as opposed to leaving it open ended.

    My question about keeping grease off the rear wheel could be taken as a silly-*** question, but I don't lose anything by asking and I did read somewhere here about someone receiving an engine with some kind of rubber gasket behind the drive sprocket, and they commented on how that would keep all the spatter off the chain. Unfortunately I wouldn't know how to find it again because I was reading random threads.

    I've started using the teflon dry lube from Lowe's on the chain, and even though grease still gets on it the teflon spray has a cleaning action that repels grease and oil. So when I lube the chain it cleans it at the same time. I wipe it down once to get the gunk off and then spray it again and let it dry.