Originally Posted by pluric
What are you down to now? About 2 more weeks of couch time?
Argl ... four more weeks to the first careful ride.
Was sitting on the Tiger a few minutes ago, just feeling it ... my wife is out for a ride to keep her bike running and I'm sitting here, staring holes in the screen.
But this topic (chains) is something I really, really despise. Chains on "normal street and dual sport bikes" are a relict of the old, dark ages where they couldn't build a proper working shaft drive that wouldn't kick you in the ass when accelerating. Chains on bigger bikes should have been dead for decades now.
I can barely accept a chain on a bicycle, I hate them on my motorcycle. If there was a kit for my Tiger to convert to a belt, I'd install it! Yes, I hate chains that much!
But being forced to not ride for 10 weeks doesn't make it better, either ...