Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: north east, Buffalo NY area
Boy, you are too anal with your new bike. This stuff will likely do more harm than good, best to send it back.
As suggested earlier you are better of reading up on the items you are concerned about here before you jump with both feet into it. If you search for chain lube you will be able to read for hours and get many opinions what to do and what not to do. In my opinion less is better. Look into getting a chain oiler. That will take care of the chain without too much of a mess in the counter sprocket and clutch push pin area.
When I got my used V2, the PO had been very anal about chain lube spray. What a mess. It took me days and ample degreaser to get rid of all that shit. I mean I had to scrape it of everything in and around the chain area, even half the shock was covered! I ended up replacing the chain and sprockets at 18k because despite all that gunk the chain did not look that healthy and I was not going to ride 8k miles with that setup.
At 6000 miles there won't be much service records. What was he to do to the bike other than oil change and lube the chain every now and then? Don't sweat it just ride it come spring. Then you will find what works for you and what needs to be changed.
Lube the clutch cable nipple pivot in the clutch lever. That's often overlooked but necessary. If not lubed it will make the clutch operate with more resistance and the clutch cable will fail prematurely by breaking strands close to the nipple. Don't lube the cable, its Teflon coated and not meant to be lubed.
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Blau1 2004 DL650-sold
Blau2 2014 DL1000A
Last edited by blaustrom; 02-01-2018 at 11:32 PM.