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View Poll Results: How Many KM/Miles on Stock Chain/Sprockets
10,000 km/6000mi. 0 0%
20,000 km/12,000 mi. 2 14.29%
30,000 km/18,000 mi. 6 42.86%
40,000 km/24,000 mi. 6 42.86%
50,000 km/30,000 mi. 0 0%
60,000 km/36,000 mi. 0 0%
70,000 km/42,000 mi. 0 0%
80,000 km/48,000 mi 0 0%
90,000 km/54,000 mi. or more 0 0%
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post #1 of 5 Old 07-07-2006, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Chain Life DL650

Ok who has the most miles/km on a stock chain sprockets?? Performed a search of the forum and found a post from 2004 where most were replacing the stocker at 12,000 mi./20,000km. I'm currently at 38,500+km on my original chain/sprockets. BTW I haven't cleaned it ever and I use a Loobman to maintain it 8)

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-07-2006, 10:51 AM
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I have 13,300 miles on Wee's chain. I expect at least another 4 or 5000 miles from the looks of things.

I also have never cleaned it, just use Maxima Chain Wax religiously.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-07-2006, 07:43 PM
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18,500 miles on the chain and rear sprocket as of today. The front 16T sprocket only has about 8,500 on it since I geared her up.
I am heading out on an 1800 mile trip the end of the month, thinking of changing out the chain before I go, but maybe just see how long it will go......
Been meaning to measure the stretch, but just never make the time

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-07-2006, 08:40 PM
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I changed mine at 15500 miles - was having problems & it sure smoothed things out...

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-08-2006, 10:03 AM
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changed the chain only at 31,000km, not because it was worn, but had a couple of seized links.

Changed the front sprocket at 44,000km, rear still looks real good.


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