Originally Posted by larryboy
Twice daily, I wanted to try maintaining a chain really good to see if it would last longer. It didn't.
It was the stock chain, DID O-ring. It completely fell apart, 1/4" slop in some of the pins. I actually didn't trust it to get me home last night, luckily there is a Honda shop down the street from work. They had a better DID v-ring, I don't really like DID chains, but it's all they carry.
Funny story..I asked for a discount on the chain, he asked if it was because I was a nice guy or something, I said it was because I was sitting on a stool in his store instead of ordering from somebody else online for a good deal...he laughed and took ten bucks off.
I'm not gonna lube this chain, wear it out, then new sprockets and a Regina Z-ring.
Oh yeah, back tire is about done. New tires get here today, spoon 'em on Saturday and give those ugly silver rims a coat of black.
I can imagine overlubricating isn't good either since it will attract more dust then. In dry weather I do it about every 500-600 km. Not because there isn't grease on it anymore then but because I feel I should put it on.....Honda recommends 800 km in dry weather I think oO. I'm using Forte (red?) grease I think. Seems to lubricate really well. Takes a bit more time to put it on though
I've heard that changing the front sprocket every 4000 miles will make your chain live quite a bit longer though I'm not really sure why it should since mine still looks pretty new. New front sprocket is cheap anyway so I guess it wouldn't hurt. Nice story
on the discount ,
6.5k miles with sportdemons
That makes the CBR suddenly a lot more expensive to run lol....I hope to get at least 15 000 miles out of the stock tyres.
I guess they stick pretty good though? How do they peform in the wet?