Motul Chain Clean
Does what it says
It cleans chains so it works as advertised. It is a bit pricey. I didn't 'notice a difference between this product, wd40 or kerosene.
July 26, 2016
Fast working and strong
I ride in all conditions so my chain gets real dirty and grimy. I clean it every 800-1000 km and the chain looks brand new by the time I've used about half the can. Definitely the only product I'll use
July 5, 2016
Really works nicely. Amazed at how well it removed caked on dirt and grime. Very good. Will buy more.
May 3, 2016
It Works! No need to brush
I have used it two times in my Triumph Scrambler chain with 4 months intervals. I combine it with MOTUL chain lube. The 9.8oz can seems to last enough for 3 times chain clean.
It easily removes old oil and dirt and the old MOTUL Lube from previous usage. I have the Grunge brush, but it does not seem to need brushing (i ride on paved roads most of the time and occasional floods when it rains). See attached pictures of the cleaner in action, i have used the grunge brush but have not seen a significant difference (i guess that is for mud or sticky dirt).
The cleaner dissolves the oil and dirt as soon as you apply it (no need to wait 5 minutes as described in the directions),
then i spray the cleaner a second round to rinse the already dissolved oil and dirt.
I wish it had a straw to aim the spray to where it should be, I use a cardboard from a cereal box to prevent spraying in undesired areas.
I have not tested it on rusted portions, so i cannot comment about it.
I strongly recommend this chain cleaner, but it is expensive since for me will last only 3 times and I have two motorcycles. I will try a cheaper option next time and see how it compares to this Motul.
May 3, 2016
When I started spraying this on the chain I noticed that it was already loosening up some of the dirt and grim on the chain. When I scrubbed and sprayed again, everything came off chain looked brand new
April 14, 2016
This product was recommended to me by multiple people, I am happy with it. Made chain cleaning a lot easier. It removed some rust and dirt accumulated over the winter. Chain was looking brand new after I was done.
March 16, 2016
Relatively low flash point solvent (evaporates quickly, I suspect it is flammable) that cleans well. With a grunge brush you can use sparingly. Reportedly does not harm o-rings. I uses cardboard between chain and wheel to keep off the wheel and on ground to catch dirty fluid. I am not a big fan of solvents on painted surfaces even if advertising says it will not harm. Less expense alternatives but have to deal with aftermath and dispose of dirty fluid. This stuff evaporates in 10 minutes. Throw away the dirty cardboard. Use outdoors.
September 28, 2015
Expensive, but fantastic
Very effective, cleans super well. Did not have to scrub excessively with grunge brush, 2-3 rounds of sprays with the Motul got nearly everything off. Finish with a water rinse and chain is like new.
Fairly expensive per can. I used almost 3/4 of a can on just 1 cleaning (370 miles, local commuting). If chain was dirtier I'm sure the entire can would have been used. Have never used kerosene so cannot comment on effectiveness comparison, but if you're OK with spending $8-$10 per cleaning this is a great solution with minimal effort.
August 8, 2015