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post #31 of 32 Old 08-13-2019, 11:20 AM
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I just can't let my chain and sprockets look like a dirty grease and oil bomb going off. All over the rear wheel, ick.

I can handle changing my chain and maybe sprockets every 15k miles. I may try some ATF here to loosen up sticking links though.

2012 Suzuki DL650AL2, over 45k miles already!
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post #32 of 32 Old 08-13-2019, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by V-Tom View Post
Yup! And yet my chains are now lasting over 80,000 km / 50,000 miles

So how important is cleaning the chain?


Front sprocket...

...and yes your bike's rear end is disgusting!

I only wash my bike when I change the oil and give it a good look over for loose/missing parts. You would never know!

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