Living the Stereotype
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Henderson County, NC
Hey, if you don't change it, you'll have something fun to think about on long boring stretches of remote two-lane highway in grizzly country. Things like, "I hope the chain doesn't skip on that worn sprocket and get wadded up bad enough to crack the case and spew my crankcase oil all over the road. I knew I shoulda' changed 'em out, dammit"
I put 30,000 miles on my last chain and the front sprocket didn't look too bad. I've seen much worse. But why torture yourself with doubt on a trip where you're not likely to be able to coast into a Suzuki dealer's service bay at a moment's notice?
Change the chain and both sprockets and keep your head in the ride.
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Stromin'Nroman NC28729, USA
DL650A K7 (Greywolf Moto Lab's R&D test mule) June 1, 2012 - present
DL650A K7 April 23, 2007 - January 6, 2012, RIP
"Look here brother, who you jivin' with that cosmik debris?" Frank Zappa, 1975