Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sister Lakes, MI
We clean chains to provide some degree of labor that helps us appreciate the joy of riding that much more. Many of us forsake that primitive ritual called washing our bikes, as well as that effete practice of constantly polishing chrome. And the sheer reliability of our bikes robs us of that practice of constantly tightening, adjusting, or replacing parts that is so common with many motorcycles. So cleaning the chain is the least we can do to repay our loyal steeds with all the joy we receive while other motorcyclists are stuck in their garages, toiling away.
Plus it also keeps the rag, brush, and clothing (since I always manage to mess up a shirt or pair of jeans somehow) manufacturers in business.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be. (Douglas Adams)
DL650 K5 - "Drachensfeuer"
DL650 K9 - "Drachensklaue" RIP 7-18-2009 with 5144 miles.
Silver Wheel Club #14
Official Mercedes killer, lol