How often to replace the chain? Why early replacement?
Before I got the Strom, I was searching for a shaft driven bike. I didn't like the idea of maintaining a chain and thought they could randomly fail or that the chain and sprockets had to be changed yearly.
People assured me that this was not the case.
I just looked over the "Used bike Checkup" paperwork that came with my used 2012 V-Strom. The dealership looks over every bike when it comes in as a trade-in.
Oil change and a new OEM chain.
I find it hard to believe that the dealership would needlessly throw out $150 in a chain.
What would cause a chain to fail in less than one year and with only 6500 miles on it?
2012 DL650 Adventure - Black
OEM Hand guards, OEM Heated grips, Stroma Center Stand and Shifter, SV Racing Frame and Swingarm sliders, Eastern Beaver power distribution, Skene Visibility Lights