Which Chain Cleaner is Best? Comparison Test

12 Kov 2019
825 221 Peržiūros

Ryan goes deep into the dizzying world of motorcycle chain cleaners, talking about lubrication, rubber, penetration and...er, I think it's better if you just watch the video.
Gear breakdown:
WD-40 Multi-Purpose Lubricant - frt9.co/m2lew9
Simple Green Cleaner & Degreaser - frt9.co/90ah8e
Oxford Mint Chain Cleaner - frt9.co/bbkax1
Motorex Chain Clean - frt9.co/qajv8i
iPone Chain Cleaner Spray - frt9.co/2b31og
Muc-Off Chain Cleaner - frt9.co/z5u2oq
Maxima Chain Cleaner - frt9.co/murrfg
Motul C1 Chain Clean - frt9.co/ihmejs

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  • What about Diesel? It penetrates into O-ring or not?

    Ashutosh NathAshutosh NathPrieš 2 dienas
  • Hey Ryan... thanks for the enlightenment. However diesel fuel is a solvent and cheaper than Kero. So how about doing your test with diesel. Cheers, Alan

    MrCanonballsMrCanonballsPrieš 6 dienų
  • People who test on animals when developing anything other than crucial medicine are straight trash

    Matthias RocaMatthias RocaPrieš 7 dienų
  • After cleaning can we use any chain lube ?

    Brandon SBrandon SPrieš 8 dienų
  • I like how thorough he is with the experiment and simple enough to understand and it's not even that long of a video. Cool & informative.

    SQUAD012SQUAD012Prieš 9 dienų
  • what about soaking 24 hrs

    Marc BroadbentMarc BroadbentPrieš 9 dienų
  • What about diesel/petrol???

    VeD GhulaxeVeD GhulaxePrieš 10 dienų
  • Is petrol/diesel is good for cleaning chain ? I saw many bikers clean their bike chain with petrol/diesel. Please do answer if anyone knows .

    Vijay VarmanVijay VarmanPrieš 13 dienų
  • Hi, what do you think anout using silicone spray as a cleaner and possibly a lubricant also ? I have some concerns it may seep past the rubber 'O'. rings. Thanks

    Andre PilkingtonAndre PilkingtonPrieš 13 dienų
  • Excellent

    Arhon AnkhkaraArhon AnkhkaraPrieš 13 dienų
  • Professor 🎓

    Gowri VaradhanGowri VaradhanPrieš 20 dienų
  • Dude i think a good part of your viewers are from India 🇮🇳..... and the problem is most of the products that you pick for comparison is not available in India neither offline nor online.... so please do pick the brands for test that are available globally like motul,loquimoli,shell,wd40 etc....

    ProfessorProfessorPrieš 20 dienų
  • Test is a bit flawed, 1: Everyone scrubs their chain after spraying, and you sprayed it from too great a distance. All that did was effectively mist the chain, so keeping that test among the results isn't fair. 2: Party balloons are made out of a multitude of materials not just rubber, so using them as a comparison for o-rings which can be made from PTFE, Nitrile, Neoprene, or Viton which are tougher materials isn't fair. 3: The main flaw with this test is that you're using what equates to a piece of aluminum foil. I have no doubt that deformed upon torquing allowing small passages to form and letting the cleaner leak out. There's no way an o-ring friendly cleaner would instantly eat through and penetrate an o-ring like that. For example, we saw that Kerosene, Oxford, and Maxima couldn't pop a super thin (supposedly rubber) balloon, yet could penetrate a thick o-ring instantly? And vice versa, WD-40 could pop a super thin balloon so we'd expect it to eat and penetrate an o-ring right? Wrong apparently. It also isn't fair since you're not supposed to submerge the chain in cleaner, actually most cans will tell you not to over saturate the chain. Also you're mistaking penetration (giggity) for degradation, just because it leaks does not mean it's eating the o-ring. Just giving the chain link a spritz of cleaner and immediately scrubbing as intended is going to do no harm. Just some things I noticed that would affect the integrity of this test.

    College StudentCollege StudentPrieš 24 dienas
  • Could you post a link to the test that you referred to at 7:52 I was going to do my own test, but this might save me time.

    Phuque2Phuque2Prieš 24 dienas
  • The #1 ingredient in muc-off is kerosene. cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1320/6923/files/Muc-Off_Chain_Cleaner_950-1_..pdf?8776388351775347085 #1 ingredient in Ipone is Butane... something is amiss on this test

    Rob KahlaRob KahlaPrieš 25 dienų
  • WD-40 only costs 5$ in your country? wow.... Here it costs almost 40 Reais (Almost 10 $)... and isn't even that good... And I HAVE TO ASK: Soap is bad to use as a chain cleaner? If we use a brush, it really gets so clean and shinny... no joke

    KiyooneKiyoonePrieš mėn
  • Is ipone discontinued? sold out everywhere lol. Or is it because of this video lol

    mustbescudmustbescudPrieš mėn
  • I have never cleaned the chain on my ETZ250. I just applied grease every 2500km as per the manual. I am on my second chain, first one did 128,000km and was still just OK. (Not O ring chain)

    Bruce ParrBruce ParrPrieš mėn
  • the most expensive cleaner sold by fortnine "won"? I'm shocked!

    David SmithDavid SmithPrieš mėn
  • I use paint thinner to degrease my chain is it good??

    Parallag FlorenParallag FlorenPrieš mėn
  • Motorex! Representing Langenthal, Switzerland all over the World.

    ultorultorPrieš mėn
  • This channel is the bikers Bible!

    TrantasTrantasPrieš mėn
  • That ipone brand is an H away from a lawsuit

    Pepperzombie 007Pepperzombie 007Prieš mėn
  • Its all foreign to me. Which one is better lol

    chuck noelchuck noelPrieš mėn
  • Raise your hand if you never use chain cleaner, only lube. Not to make it roll smoother, but to prevent rust.

    JohannesJohannesPrieš mėn
  • Why Am I watching this my scooter has a CVT

    Tyler AlbrightTyler AlbrightPrieš mėn
  • Ipone not available in usa

    danmancino22danmancino22Prieš mėn
  • How are you sure that the torque you use hier 6:55 simulate exactly a real chain? Perhaps the o-ring of a chan are much more pressed, and probably no one of the cleaning solution can go throw them.

    Daniele CDaniele CPrieš mėn
  • Thank you Fortnine, good video, and good information too... ;)

    Milton TavaresMilton TavaresPrieš mėn
  • Lubricant and cleaner for Kawasaki 1987 KD80, plain chain.

    Squinjine St. JeanSquinjine St. JeanPrieš mėn
  • Why my 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 manual says "Do not use a volatile solvent such as paint thinner, kerosine and gasoline" then? But 80% of youtube videos suggest to use kerosine...

    NVK85NVK85Prieš mėn
  • have you ever tried brake cleaner? it's efective and it won't damage your o-rings

    Daniel TrepadoDaniel TrepadoPrieš mėn
  • I think that SG has the lowest environmental impact. Non aerosol, citrus based and available in gallon jugs. It works well as a general degreaser to clean the snot off your bikes as well. Great test 👍👍

    Doug NashDoug NashPrieš mėn
  • Pa ting!

    jusride7jusride7Prieš mėn
  • Biting my tongue as a chemist who designs rubber and O-Rings for a living. But I love your content and commend you!

    Ben HastieBen HastiePrieš mėn
  • Informative, Entertaining, Funny, Fuk yeah!

    Allan & Maureen MacintyreAllan & Maureen MacintyrePrieš mėn
  • No rubber on my chain. It’s the good ol soak in wd 40 then 3 in 1 after

    ZeldaNumber17ZeldaNumber17Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • I dunno if I'm wrong, but brake and parts clearer on my chain. Then some thrity Champion (famous for spark plugs) brand chain lube applied then gently wiped off

    Stevie JoStevie JoPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Fantastic!

    FranktheDachshundFranktheDachshundPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Fcked again with what I purchased 😬I hate watching this guy 💩

    Robert CowieRobert CowiePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I would think if kerosene is getting past your o-rings then water would also because the viscosity (thickness) of water is lower.

    Jason LeachJason LeachPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Motul is only available at my location. I use small bikes in India. Will motul c1 amd c2 be safe to use?

    Rupdeep MukherjeeRupdeep MukherjeePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Turns out kerosene which is most recommended and popular cleaning stuff is big no no for cleaning? If it penetrates trough O ring seal it means it wash out factory chain lube and that's' it?

    Boney McbrainBoney McbrainPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Would you use diesel to clean your O ring chain?

    Dimitri KostakisDimitri KostakisPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I found this today, better late then pregnant! Looks like I will going out and buying some Ipone Chain Cleaner. I ride Quads, pretty much the same applies to quads as motorcycle chains. Well, well...living in United States of America seems that I can not get this product, oh I can get it, but at 70 plus dollars a can, not going to happen. I'll stick with w-d 40.

    Michigan Quad Trails & TalesMichigan Quad Trails & TalesPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • RYAN TEACH US HOW TO USE THESE CHAIN CLEANERS CAUSE THEY HELLA EX, I used nearly a whole can when I first cleaned to even see a clean chain.

    medrictmedrictPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Great video, thanks!

    Basic PokeBasic PokePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • You can’t find Ipone in the states lol

    J RJ RPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • linustechtips but on motorcycle

    Cahyo Yunan AdiantoCahyo Yunan AdiantoPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Just found this video. I am truly grateful for your time and dedication to bringing out this information. My manual recommends using karosene to clean my DID O ring chain. Likely causing the internal grease to wash out. This information is invaluable. Thank you!

    Enduring PursuitEnduring PursuitPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I use soap water to clean

    Manoj VassManoj VassPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • How often did you do the seal penetration test? One penetrated seal can have multiple causes.

    Jobambi FlatetbaasJobambi FlatetbaasPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Was that a little dig at neutral Switzerland 🤣

    Joey GixerboyJoey GixerboyPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I’ve always used brake cleaner. It works instantly. Then I lube it and go. Never had a problem except the mess.

    Shaun WilsonShaun WilsonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • How about deiesel?

    Yash ParekhYash ParekhPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Works fine the same as kerosene.

      Alpha ForceAlpha ForcePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I use Simple Green and a grunge brush. I'll stay with it because I use it to clean other stuff in the house and shed. Glad it is O-ring safe.

    CH2OCH2OPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I just use diesel & a brush, no lube afterwards.

    mipsmipsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Balloons are not the same as o rings. Kinda disappointed you went for that. The rubber in a balloon likely wasnt made to deal with things like wd-40 whereas a chain o-ring, is meant to be soaked in oil constantly as well as kerosene and other harsh chemicals. You really should know better. And after continuing your video you show that duh, the results are completly different. I guess you just wanted to show the wd-40 balloon popping trick. Fair enough.

    Ella BananaElla BananaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • maximum effort. thank you.

    Kim SalinasKim SalinasPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • what's your dilution rate for simple green?

    AL LAL LPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Easy, diesel fuel or kerosene

    Stanley KaniaStanley KaniaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Motorex was my favourite grease by far , happy to see the cleaner is ok 😃😃😃

    AndreaAndreaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • This was a great test and value-add video. Thank you!

    JayBirdJayBirdPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Fk... I’ve been using Kerosene all this time. It’s super cheap at $12/4L... Guess I’m going to have get new chain cleaners. 🤨

    Jonas JuarezJonas JuarezPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • WD40 doesnt really have that much lubrication, silicon spray would be better for that

    Daan BallegeerDaan BallegeerPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • But can't I just use diesel to clean my o-ring chain? Somfing less to carry on my ADV ride.

    Philip NylundPhilip NylundPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • Yes. Diesel is kerosene, but perhaps not consumable. 1K (clear like water) kerosene is the same chemical as diesel and you can drink it in small doses to cure a variety of ailments.

      Alpha ForceAlpha ForcePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Is IPONE marketed under a different name in the US???

    Guy 1924Guy 1924Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • can you said wich is the best chain cleaner please?

    mike sharonmike sharonPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • A silly circus 🎪 🐒

    P TP TPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Hi for cleaning my motorbike chain I use the engine cleaner from Whürt

    ALONE WOLFALONE WOLFPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • WD_40 costs 100 dollars here in Lebanon and most of these stuff we don't have here

    XRAYAN MHXXRAYAN MHXPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Can you even find Ipone in the US? If not, I guess my only choice is Simple Green...

    jerryrigificationjerryrigificationPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I wonder how diesel would pass in this test.Too bad you didn't add him to this test too. i clean my chain with diesel, and only problem is because diesel are greasy, and I spend more time to remove diesel from chain.

    Mali zecMali zecPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Use haigt presure waser very easy and chep bro

    Eka hamid HamidEka hamid HamidPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I hope you're not full of shit ey, because I really dig your videos. Buying your merch and supporting your cause. Thank you for such informative videos ey.

    zbb2stillalivezbb2stillalivePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Can anyone link a place to get kerosene pls

    Hijim JangonHijim JangonPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • i clean my chain in scot oiler then oil it with clean scot oiler

    andrew riceandrew ricePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Don't have that much time... Which is the best anyone guys??

    SuMiT LeOSuMiT LeOPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Great video. Sticking with Muc-off

    Karsten LundKarsten LundPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Flawless job, man.

    Notas GNotas GPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Bruh this shit is fake as fuck just a company sporsoring there garbage of course they could make there highest bidder win lol would trust a word these fake ass ppl says

    Paul ChloubaPaul ChloubaPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Where can I get ipone chain cleaner in the US?

    Roberto CanoRoberto CanoPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • So, after having watched both of these totally excellent videos (chain clean, chain lube), for the bargain shoppers amongst us, it's WD-40 to clean (because most importantly, it does not penetrate the O or X rings), and gear oil for lube? That is great info. And here I used to clean my X-ring chains with kerosene, on the regular. Not no mo. Thanks Ryan and crew, this is news we can use.

    scha0306scha0306Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • I would like to see a comparison of shaft, belt, and chain final drive on adventure bikes.

    Nathan BerryNathan BerryPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • How about diesel?

    lelik001lelik001Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • D.I.D say not to use kerosene

    annabanna666annabanna666Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • Diesel or kerosene are the better chep way to clean your chain ..make sure to wash it with soap water after that

    noob slayernoob slayerPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • 🇲🇦❤👍🤗 thank!

  • Simple advertising for a Canadian company. Gives one recommendation with no runner up and leaves everyone else high and dry cause we can’t even purchase Ipone outside of Canada

    MarvNoGoodMarvNoGoodPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Is there a second best option? We can’t get this here in the US

    MarvNoGoodMarvNoGoodPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • It's so weird how Muc-Off does well on the spray test, but awful on the scrub test.

    Brendan B.Brendan B.Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • I wish I could find the Ipone in the United States. I just got back from picking up kerosene as recommended by another channel. Will using it once ruin the lifespan of the chain?

    Nick AguilarNick AguilarPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • my choice is a gimbal. but this was actually very instructive in case I ever change to the chain. :) Greetings from Russia!

    rpexrpexPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • By god you come out with some crackin lines you do lad. Suprised am I at some of those results though. I once cleaned the outside of an oil leaking engine with Ecover washing up liquid, went really well. I think I will give that a try. Have to get married first though so I can use the wife's toothbrush.....

    GodsholeGodsholePrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Motorcycle chain with or without this kind of all kinds of chemical cleaner.the chain o-ring soon will broken bcuz of wear and tear.the best idea is wipe clean clothes then put some grease after you wipe the dirt.then every 1year change the chain for your own safety.

    ethan johnethan johnPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Good video but you testing methodology for O-ring leak is flawed. To make sure all the O-rings were sealed properly you should have tested with a neutral liquid such as water and then proceeded with the degreasers.

    Gokul RGokul RPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Can you dedicate a video to kerosene and chain cleaning? In this test, you said kerosene immediately leaked past the seals but most old timers I speak to swear by it. Can we question the result of the last test with kerosene given that it didn't pop the balloon? Seems erroneous?

    Sleeping WarriorSleeping WarriorPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Great video! I bought ipone from this review and it works amazing. Especially when I use the precision spray, I can watch the dirty chain lube fall off so easily.

    Shinobi RyderShinobi RyderPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • If Ryan F9 ever joined forces with Project Farm they would RULE THE WORLD

    wujatt36wujatt36Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • So what chain clean or lube different to oring chain .?

    Saut Lammartunas Malau MalauSaut Lammartunas Malau MalauPrieš 5 mėnesių