Originally Posted by swingset
BTW, I just pulled off a brand new DID VM2 x-ring chain from my Strom with less than 4k on it, already puking red rust from the rollers. Luckily it's still under warranty, but that's pathetic. Same cleaning/lube ritual and adjustment method that gave me 29,000 on the OEM DID. I think I'll buy an RK and give the replacement to someone I don't like.
My stock chain on the DL650 lasted about 15k or so. Probably could have gone a while longer, but I had a trip coming up and it was showing enough wear to warrant replacement rather than being sorry later.
The EK replacement I put on was doing quite well when I got rid of it. My chain maintenance isn't the best, so I don't expect chains to last more than 12-15k. Are you running an auto-oiler or just a strict routine with the DuPont teflon lube?