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post #91 of 103 Old 10-29-2018, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Anyway all fixed up hours ago and I went out for a little ride to check my work. Clutch lever feels lighter than it was (maybe my imagination?) and it seems to be releasing a bit better (again maybe my imagination.)

Ordered another slave cylinder for the next time.

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BTW my current chain on my 2015 DL1000 currently has over 51,000 miles/82,000 km and looks fine. I will likely replace it when I do my next rear tire which should be in about 11,000 km.

I also managed to hit 50,000 km/31,000 miles on the bike during 2018 on Christmas Day. I'm about 1,700 km short of hitting 160,000 km total bike mileage and I don't see any way I'll hit it until the new Year (Tomorrow looks like a nice riding day but I have to drive a car.)

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I had the OEM Chain and the sprockets changed yesterday. Front was second sprocket, rear was original.

My mileage was 76,180 km or 47,336 miles.

The chain and rear sprocket were in excellent condition and my mechanic said there was no reason not to use it for another 20,000 km/12,000 miles or more.

I decided to change it anyway since we were doing both tires and the front sprocket needed to be changed. For the new chain (Oem replacement kit) I will aim for 100,000 km or 62,000 miles.

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Okay I didn't make it to 100,000km/ 62.000 miles.

I had my chain and both sprockets replaced this eve. The bike had 163,348 km on it so the chain had 87,168 km or 54,163 miles. Still think that's pretty good and to me it means that for my riding 80,000 km or 50,000 miles will be my normal expected chain life.

If you care to read here is why I had it changed today:

Over the last whiles my chain has been working just fine. It was feeling a bit "rough". (Hard to explain) but I figured it should last until my next tire charge, which will be in the next 3 weeks (before heading down to the Ironhorse May 16th .)

I adjusted it a week or so ago, which is rare so starting to tell me it might be time. On this past Sunday and Monday I went for some short rides (maybe did about 300 miles) and noticed the chain needed adjusting. I adjusted it. On Tuesday it needed adjusting again so to me that meant change it. Today was the first chance I could get it done. I bought the replacement OEM chain kit shortly after replacing the original chain and will buy a new kit sometime soon.

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I know your in Canada but do you have a up, ean, or mpn, for the kit?
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I know your in Canada but do you have a up, ean, or mpn, for the kit?
I honestly don't know what those initials mean. Can you please elaborate?

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Upc is normal us barcode, ean is usually the international barcode, and mpn is manufacturer part number.

You have had such good luck that when I order I want to make sure I get genuine oem.. not urgent, I will prob not need to change till end of season.
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Tom, considering you ride year round, in every kind of weather, including salty canadian winter roads, that chain/sprocket life is amazing.

Most bikes don't see nearly the same amount of adverse weather and only see half the chain life.

I'm sold. Well, I was sold last year when we chatted in NFLD and haven't cleaned my chain since and only lube every fill up and after riding in any rain/snow.

I have 5 cans of Wurth, which will last me well into my next set of sprockets and chains. Some will say the cost of Wurth is high, but if I NEVER have to sit in my driveway like a chump with a can of kerosene making a god awful mess, with my RT shaft riding neighbour shaking his head at me, it is worth every penny

I find when you lube at fill up and then drive up to speed dirt just flies off. My chain looks great currently without a lick of cleaning in 2000KM.
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Upc is normal us barcode, ean is usually the international barcode, and mpn is manufacturer part number.

You have had such good luck that when I order I want to make sure I get genuine oem.. not urgent, I will prob not need to change till end of season.
Sorry I don't have the codes. I just ask my dealer to order the kit plus an extra front sprocket and don't pay attention to it other than to notice the box is from Suzuki and has a sticker on it to say which bike it's for. When I order it next I'll get the codes off the package and from the invoice.

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I just picked up my '14 DL1000 this past weekend and started at first fill-up following you regimen Tom. Lube after every fill-up with Wurth HSS-K (not HSS-2K here in US). After these two cans of Wurth are gone I'm going to try the Schaeffer Oil 227 Moly Roller Chain Lube to see how it works. I like moly lubricants and it is also a high pressure lube that dries to a film. Will have to find out how well it sticks which is something I really like about the Wurth lube. Notice very little fling in the 1700 miles getting it home. Thanks for posting your methodology.
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I just picked up my '14 DL1000 this past weekend and started at first fill-up following you regimen Tom. Lube after every fill-up with Wurth HSS-K (not HSS-2K here in US). After these two cans of Wurth are gone I'm going to try the Schaeffer Oil 227 Moly Roller Chain Lube to see how it works. I like moly lubricants and it is also a high pressure lube that dries to a film. Will have to find out how well it sticks which is something I really like about the Wurth lube. Notice very little fling in the 1700 miles getting it home. Thanks for posting your methodology.
You are welcome!

I would suggest sticking with one lube for the life of the chain and then use the other lube for the life of the next chain. Otherwise it's hard to know if the lube is making any difference.

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2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 175,000+ km, 108,500+ miles.

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