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Old 11-07-2012, 07:43 AM   #54166
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As a noob, this seems counterintuitive. I would have thought off road riding would cause more wear due to the abrasiveness of sand, dirt, rocks, etc.
Yes and well, sort of yes - If you are only using it on the street and keeping it lubed, it may or may not outlast the same chain drive used in the dirt. It will wear faster than the chain drive on a bike with a cush drive hub and the harder you accelerate on the street, the shorter the chain and sprocket life.

If you are using the bike as a dual sport, you probably aren't cleaning the chain before you leave the trail and get on the road. In that case, you are getting the abrasive wear, plus the higher cyclic loading from a sprocket that is bolted straight to the hub.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:09 AM   #54167
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As a noob, this seems counterintuitive. I would have thought off road riding would cause more wear due to the abrasiveness of sand, dirt, rocks, etc.
I think it's a mileage thing; Road riding often can lead to drastically more mileage in the same amount of time. A day off-road may consist of trailering to the trails, then ride for several hours and only accumulate 40 miles, then trailer home. Where as a day on pavement could easily be 300+ miles (or double that!).
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:40 AM   #54168
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Some roadies think o-ring chains need no lube but they do. The outer rollers aren't sealed and wear from the inside giving the illusion of stretching. Only the 2 inner pins that link the plates are sealed from the elements.

The other issue is the tire gripping a solid surface transmitting more stress through the chain. Cush drives in the clutch and hub help alleviate this.

HP doesn't help either. My 950 eats chains much faster than the other 3. The last chain had 4 missing rollers and a selection of cracked rollers.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:16 PM   #54169
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Barkbusters make good cane holders. Rode about 60 miles today took all the fun roads to Danville to get gas. I am still a little gun shy around blind corners and blind hills. Getting on and off the bike sucks. Up shifting is a little rough also. Sure is good to get out and ride.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:17 PM   #54170
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Barkbusters make good cane holders. Rode about 60 miles today took all the fun roads to Danville to get gas. I am still a little gun shy around blind corners and blind hills. Getting on and off the bike sucks. Up shifting is a little rough also. Sure is good to get out and ride.
Hell's yes. You want to get out this weekend since it's supposed to be super nice? Maybe I can somewhat keep up with you since you are in limp home mode.....
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:32 PM   #54171
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:50 PM   #54172
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Barkbusters make good cane holders. Rode about 60 miles today took all the fun roads to Danville to get gas. I am still a little gun shy around blind corners and blind hills. Getting on and off the bike sucks. Up shifting is a little rough also. Sure is good to get out and ride.
Way to go Alan!
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:52 PM   #54173
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Hell's yes. You want to get out this weekend since it's supposed to be super nice? Maybe I can somewhat keep up with you since you are in limp home mode.....
+1, I'm good for Sunday if you do it then.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:00 PM   #54174
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[QUOTE=alansz400;19992962]Barkbusters make good cane holders. Rode about 60 miles today took all the fun roads to Danville to get gas. I am still a little gun shy around blind corners and blind hills. Getting on and off the bike sucks. Up shifting is a little rough also. Sure is good to get out and ride. :)
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:28 PM   #54175
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+1, I'm good for Sunday if you do it then.
I would be first thing, I think Krista has plans for us in the afternoon.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:42 PM   #54176
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I would be first thing, I think Krista has plans for us in the afternoon.
No biggie, I had plans to take off and ride somewhere but I doubt I'll be riding real early.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:54 PM   #54177
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Alan, that is awesome! Ride on!!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:11 PM   #54178
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Barkbusters make good cane holders. Rode about 60 miles today took all the fun roads to Danville to get gas. I am still a little gun shy around blind corners and blind hills. Getting on and off the bike sucks. Up shifting is a little rough also. Sure is good to get out and ride.
What's your health insurance's stance on this, hmmmm?????

If you end up doing some morning riding over the weekend I might meet for breakfast...
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:17 PM   #54179
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What's your wife's stance on this, hmmmm?????
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #54180
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My wife gave me a talking to this morning about riding so she must have knew I was itching to ride. When I stoped to get gas she called and I had to have her wait while I took my helmet off so I could hear her. I don't think she know what I was doing.

I don't have much free time this weekend but if anyones in the area and wants to meet to get something to eat let me know.
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