Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: north east, Buffalo NY area
Either the chain does not need replacement, just lubrication, or if its worn your front sprocket will for sure be worn as well. You should then replace the full set!
Test the chain at the rear sprocket at the 3 o clock position, trying to lift it off the sprocket pulling away from the sprocket. If it lifts off enough so you can look through, 5-10mm, the chain is done. Especially for a longer trip, if in doubt, change it. It will cost you a lot more if you have to replace the chain on the road!! Worst case, if it breaks it can destroy your engine housing.
Blau1 2004 DL650-sold
Blau2 2014 DL1000A