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Expected Chain Life/Care

Hi all! The last chain bike I bought was before anyone knew what a gixer was. So I was wondering what the currently expected chain life would be on a bike with some suds like the GSX (assuming one does some "reasonable" chain maintenance)? BTW, I usually spray the chain (been using Z-Clean) when I come in from a ride using a rear stand and spray the inside of chain for a revolution or so). My buddy's Ducati 900SS-SP got +/-25,000 miles, but it only went to the top of our local haunt Canyon Lake.
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I dont see why it wouldnt last 20k miles.
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It would depend on how hard you ride, what sort or riding and how much you look after it,could be 15000km or over 40000km
I look after mine and don't ride too hard and hopefully 40000km will be a chain and sprocket changeout together

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I ride in some pretty crap conditions at times and I normally managed about 18-20,000 miles. If you get a Scott oiler you can expect about half that again on average in my experience. You'll be spending a lot more on tyres in that time so it's not too great an expense in the long run ;-)


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Look at your sprockets front and rear if they look slightly bent or worn out time to replace the whole set.
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they will last exactly the same time and mileage as the length of string you are not quite sure how long it was when you bought it , my piece is a long one some guys got the short one
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On my phone now, so don't wanna do to much searching, but as I recall, the chain manufacturer warrantys it to 25,000 miles

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