Does anyone know if it is ok to run the AT in gear on the centre stand to lube the chain,or do you need to turn off the TC and rear ABS to prevent the electronics getting upset?
Bad idea just for the safety reasons. Go for a short ride to warm up the chain then put the bike up on the center stand in neutral (engine OFF) and spin the back tire with your right hand while spraying with your left.hand.
If the chain needs cleaning the best you can use is the odor free kerosene for lamps that you can get from any hardware store. The natural oils will keep the "O" rings from dry out and it cleans like a champ.
Not the same thing.....:wink2:Anyone who oils there chain while running there bike can feel free to drop me a message and I'll let them oil my chainsaw chains while there running,maybe try and file the teeth as they wiz past and save me down time doing this chore!
Have to say that for a motorcycle forum you lot seem to be risk averse to the nth degree.I asked about possible problems to the bike,I am pretty sure I can keep my fingers away from the moving chain.Unlike a mate of mine who greased a moving chain with his fingers many years ago.Now that WAS stupid and resulted in a hospital stay.
You're missing the point, people against it, are telling others it's dangerous, for no advantage on the process, i'd even argue that most of the lube you'll put on will fly away, if in 1st gear, everyone is entitled to do as they please, that's where natural selection comes in sometimes...I think you should clean and oil your chain any way you want to.
I'll do mine the way I want to.
And I'm not telling anybody how I do it. 0