It is highly recommended that you do not use Multi-Purpose WD 40 on the chain of your motorcycle. The WD stands for Water Displacement, and it is designed to disperse water away from metal parts to prevent rust.
Is WD-40 good for cleaning motorcycle chains?
WD-40® Specialist® Motorcycle Chain Cleaner is specifically designed for the removal of dirt, debris and old protecting products from motorbike chains. The formula will soften and solubilise all grease and oils to lift the contaminants with ease.
Can you use WD-40 for motorcycle chain lube?
Can I use WD-40 as my only chain lube on my motorcycle? – Quora. You can, but it won’t work as a chain lube. WD40 is NOT a lubricant. No matter what anyone says, WD40 will not lubricate your chain.
Will WD-40 hurt O rings?
It absolutely does not harm the o-rings. You’ll wear out the sprockets long before the chain. When you replace the sprockets (typically somewhere around 15-20K miles), you replace the chain too. In that period of time you are not going to harm your chain with WD-40.
Does WD40 destroy rubber?
NO! It is a very bad idea! WD-40 is mineral oil based and will contaminate the rubber seals.
Is WD40 bad for gaskets?
WD-40 can be used on just about everything. It is safe for metal, rubber, wood and plastic. WD-40 can be applied to painted metal surfaces without harming the paint.