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  1. Chain, Sprockets and Tire Time

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    So my 06 DL1000 I bought in February only had 11K on it. This being my first bike with a chain drive I had no idea what to expect. Over time and 3k miles later it is time for a new chain, sprockets and rear tire. Chain was never lubed from 06 and was needing adjustment way to obtain so air on...
  2. Chain longevity theory. What do you think?

    General V-Strom Discussion
    I have been dealing with chains for about 60 years now, and on a long ride this weekend I gave chain longevity some thought. It seems that if you lube the chain it lasts longer. Yet it's lubed internally, so why should lubing the sprockets affect chain life? So here's my proposed answer...
  3. Worn Sprockets

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    To the trained eyes here—do these look worn out to you?
  4. Noise? Who know??

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Its always been a noisy sounding thing to me, and I've read All the threads on clutch noise, chain & sprocket alignment and noise, etc. Its not clear to me what is happening with mine from what I've read so far. Here's what I notice. Strong 'chaffing/chuffing' on left side, always more...
  5. Broken cluth actuator bolt--disaster or not??

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Esteemed Colleauges, I decided to replace my '02 Vee's sprockets and chain. SAfter careful examination of all relevant posts, I assembled what I believed I needed and began the job. Well, what I believe might be an expensive mechanical failure struck amost immediately. The upper left allen bolt...
  6. Sprocket Center, great service!

    Product Reviews
    Last year I bought a chain, sprocket set and RK chain tool from these guys I finally got around to installing the new chain and sprockets the other day. When I opened up the chain package, there was no master link to be found. To finish up the job, I went and...