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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of chain life to expect

Just curious what kind of chain life are you guys getting. I believe its the stock set up on my 06. Its got 20k miles on it, 11k by me. It has stretched a fair amount since the tensioners are pretty far out. I averaged around 10k miles on the chains on my R6 but those were 520's. Just curious about how many miles you guys go on them.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 10:21 AM
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Average is probably about 20k miles. You see some guys get 10k and then you see guys like me get 40k:

My WD-40 only experiment is over...

You'll get a lot of advice about chain maintenance but here's the real skinny. It's all about o-ring maintenance. Keep your o-rings happy and you'll get a ton of miles out of a chain. I hit mine(o-rings only), with WD-40, every 333 miles(50,333 then 50,666 then 50,999). Easy to remember and don't have to keep track of when I lubed last. WD-40 contains about 20% petroleum oil and does an excellent job of lubing the o-rings and no, it won't eat them and no, it's not a solvent. You'll know when your chain is worn when 10 links measure 6.375"(162mm). A new chain will measure 6.25"(158.75mm). 2% stretch which is 1/8"(3mm).

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