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post #51 of 60 Old 10-19-2018, 03:35 PM
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So how many miles are you getting out of them when the chains are on the Tutoro?
I would say roughly about 5,000 more miles. But, I'm hard on chains, live on a dirt road. The main difference I see is no rust inside the side plates, so the orings last longer. My bike is outside a lot, no enclosed garage so the chain gets condensation almost daily. Its humid in Alabama.

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5,000 miles extra seems exceptionally conservative. Most folks running continuous chain oilers report the chains lasting at least double the mileage verses periodic lubing. I had 19,000 miles on my DL's chain when I sold it. 3/4's of those miles the chain was lubed with a Scott oiler and ATF and looked better than new and was well within spec. I would have expected the chain life to be easily 30,000 miles if I kept the bike.
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Here's to the new bike, same as the old bike!
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5,000 miles extra seems exceptionally conservative. Most folks running continuous chain oilers report the chains lasting at least double the mileage verses periodic lubing. I had 19,000 miles on my DL's chain when I sold it. 3/4's of those miles the chain was lubed with a Scott oiler and ATF and looked better than new and was well within spec. I would have expected the chain life to be easily 30,000 miles if I kept the bike.
If I rode more miles more often it would be different. I think the bike sits too much outside in my case. The morning dew is hell on chains when your not riding daily to throw off the moisture.





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Here's to the new bike, same as the old bike!
Looks like the same top case my 06 came with. I might do the same if mine dies, I've put just about every farkle available on the silver beast. I would hate to get a different new bike and start over from scratch. I lost thousands when I sold my fairly new KTM. I probably should have kept it, I just got tired of the water pump and other things failing. I didn't trust it.

So far the DL1000 has been reliable after the stator replacement. Volt meters are a must on stator bikes!

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Yup, OEM cases came with the bike. Fiam Air horn, Aux fuseblock, new chain and tires, Fenda-extender, PIAA aux lights. 26k miles, never off road, $1800. How could I say no?

I'll move Sargeant seat, crash bars, skid plate, 2nd set of fork mounted aux lights, LED headlights, aux brake light, heated grips, highway pegs, bar risers, and off road pegs off the dead bike. Then I'll hope for 200,000 miles...lol.
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Yup, OEM cases came with the bike. Fiam Air horn, Aux fuseblock, new chain and tires, Fenda-extender, PIAA aux lights. 26k miles, never off road, $1800. How could I say no?

I'll move Sargeant seat, crash bars, skid plate, 2nd set of fork mounted aux lights, LED headlights, aux brake light, heated grips, highway pegs, bar risers, and off road pegs off the dead bike. Then I'll hope for 200,000 miles...lol.
My 06 is at 121K miles/193K kms. Motor is still runs like new. Doesn't burn a drop of oil.

So, there is hope for yours, especially with a donor bike at hand.

But keep on top of that chain...

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Be careful with your amp draw. I bought my 06 with bullet shaped motorcycle auxiliary lights installed which used up most of the stator reserve capacity. They were standard bulbs, 50 watts each I think.

After I put HID bulbs in the headlights they were more than enough. The dual hi/lo 35 watt HID set up is bright, I have the 4300k bulbs. So, I took the auxiliary lights off, even with LEDs they weren't bright enough to matter. They came mounted to the forks using the reflector studs, I didn't like that location anyway.

I run heated clothing, so its important to save power for that stuff. Heated gloves are a must have for me. With a jacket and gloves on full blast the volt meter stays in the mid 13's. On mid power I see about 13.7 volts over 3k rpm with my upgraded R/R. So, I could add my heated pant liners too without any issue. But, I use them very little. I don't ride much when it's cold enough to chill my legs.



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LED headlights, and aux lights. Minimal draw.
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