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MC Garage answers the question: Will WD-40 destroy your chain?

This MC Garage really riled up the hornet's nest! And we knew it would. Whether or not it's okay to clean your chain with WD-40 is an argument that's still raging strong after several decades of debate.

To put this video together Ari did his research. He spoke to representatives from chain and o-ring manufacturers, talked with petroleum engineers, investigated the ingredients in WD-40 (they’re mostly a secret, as it turns out), and even donned his wife’s lab coat to perform some quasi-scientific experiments.

Despite all this, plenty of the internet's finest trolls insist Ari is at best an idiot and at worst a puppet for motorcycle manufacturers who, by encouraging people to clean their chains with WD-40, will unintentionally destroy their drivetrains and be forced to buy a new bike. This video brought the nutjobs out of the woodwork, but it also seems to have resonated as intelligent, unbiased, and well-researched for at least a couple of hundred thousand viewers.

And that's the idea behind MC Garage—to provide a source for knowledgeable, thoroughly investigated, easy to digest videos covering everything from basic bike maintenance to discussing the differences between radial and axial brakes. Stay up to date with the latest from the MC Garage by signing up for our weekly newsletter.