Been riding nothing but a shaft drive since 1984. Just switched to a ride with a chain drive. Looking on-line for a chain cleaning brush, either it's made in China or they don't tell you where it's made. Anybody know of one that's made anywhere other than China?
I completely understand, but that may be the only option for a brush.It's not a question of quality. We don't want to buy from China.
Check earlier in the thread where somebody found one made in Taiwan (which is NOT communist China.... but that started a whole 'nother bru-ha-ha).I completely understand, but that may be the only option for a brush..........
I've been using kerosene on a cloth and it works well. I was worried that it might mess with the O rings but all the sport bike manufacturers say to use it. My OE chain lasted just over 20,000.Use a course rag,dip a small bit of it in oil and wipe the chain down. 30 weight will do. Do NOT use a solvent ! It will dissolve the grease in an O or X ring chain. This rag/oil method of cleaning a chain works very well.
The other option is to go to a body supply shop and get a patch of course scuff pad and coat with oil. Again, that may be made in China.
go to or on line to harbor freight and get a brush from them they have a lot to choose from.Been riding nothing but a shaft drive since 1984. Just switched to a ride with a chain drive. Looking on-line for a chain cleaning brush, either it's made in China or they don't tell you where it's made. Anybody know of one that's made anywhere other than China?
Harbor Freight doesn't carry a "chain brush"... it's a funny looking brush designed specifically for motorcycle chains. Cleans 3 sides in one pass (actually several passes), then flip it and repeat to get the 4th side - do a search for "chain brush" and you'll see what we're talking about. Even if they did have such a critter, it would be made in China, so I wouldn't buy it - if nothing else is available, a toothbrush will work.go to or on line to harbor freight and get a brush from them they have a lot to choose from.
I ordered this one.... the Amazon website says it's from Taiwan,and so did a little sticker on the plastic bag it came in. As I noted earlier, this sure beats using a toothbrush. Put it up on the center stand in neutral, and spin the tire while you hold the brush. It doesn't get much easier (unless I can talk the wife into cleaning and lubing the chain.... so far, no luck with that).Found this one made in Taiwan - Amazon.com: GTSpeed ® BLACK - Motorcycle Chain Grunge Brush: Automotive
I figured at that price it almost has to be China but let us know. There are other low wage places so it could be interesting.We will find out where it's made, it's on sale for $4.95 and at that price I couldn't resist ordering one.
I'll report back after it arrives what it says on the package.