Cleaning Your Ducati Motorcycle Chain The Right Way!

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Ducati Motorcycle Chain Cleaning Overview

Cleaning and maintaining your motorcycle chain is an important task that can help extend the life of your bike and ensure it runs smoothly. If you own a Ducati motorcycle, you know that taking care of every detail is crucial for keeping your ride in top shape. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean your Ducati motorcycle chain:

Step By Step

Gather your supplies: Before you get started, make sure you have everything you need. You’ll need a chain-safe degreaser or a motorcycle chain-specific cleaning product, a soft bristle brush, a clean cloth, motorcycle specific chain lube. We recommend Motul’s line of products!

You will first need to securely place your motorcycle on its side-stand, or center-stand, if available.

First, generously coat your chain with your motorcycle chain cleaner of choice. Let the cleaner sit for two to three minutes.

Use a soft bristle brush to remove any excess dirt and debris from the chain. Be sure to scrub evenly from every angle.

Rinse or wipe the chain clean of any leftover motorcycle chain cleaner. Never spray the chain directly with pressurized water from a spout, spigot, or pressure washer.

Dry the chain: Use a clean cloth to dry the chain thoroughly. Make sure to get into all the crevices and corners to remove any excess moisture.

Lubricate the chain: Once the chain is clean and dry, it’s time to lubricate it. Use a quality motorcycle chain lube and apply it to the chain according to Ducati’s bike-specific instructions. Be sure to get into all the crevices and corners to ensure even coverage.

Wipe off excess lubricant: After you’ve applied the chain lube, use a clean cloth to wipe off any excess lubricant. This will help prevent build-up, or splatter, and ensure the chain runs smoothly.


Cleaning and maintaining your Ducati motorcycle chain is an important part of keeping your ride in top condition. By following these steps, you can ensure that your chain stays clean, lubricated, and running smoothly for years to come.

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-The Seasoned Wrench