Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada
Front sprocket I did not even see yet. I assume it is still there?
That's the one you have to look at, my bet is if you have a good look at it you will see what a worn sprocket looks like. Your rear looks fine. I'm *reasonably* good with chain maintenance, and the front (stock) one was toast at about 15,000 miles (24,000 Km). Replaced it with a cheapy 16 (vs. 15) tooth to see if I like that better (I do). I will replace with quality chain and sprockets when they all wear out sometime next year. By the way I got rid of an annoying rattling noise when I replaced the front, but can't tell for sure if it was due to the change in ratio or because of the new sprocket with no wear. I think it's mostly due to the fact the old one was so worn.
Marc, rider of a black 2009 V-Strom 650A ABS @ $0.43/mile (rider and bike gear not included).
"To the Companion who knows how to go light and fare hard, who is friendly with the rain, and finds no road too long." William Blake in "Brown Waters and other Sketches", Malbaie, May, 1915.