Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
The swing arm pivot shaft only has to be removed to install an endless chain, which almost nobody does. Cut the old chain off, rivet the new chain on.
The OE chain is DID. Replacement DID VX or ZVX-M chains will do a great job, as will top chains from, EK, RK, Renthal, JT, and others. On a 1000, 530 width chain and sprockets gives longer life.
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero