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Old 07-18-2012, 09:15 PM   #872
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Location: Montana
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Originally Posted by HappyHighwayman View Post
What mileage interval do you guys typically lube your chain at?

For the first 12k, I lubed it every 600 miles with some lube from orilyes. The stock chain lasted about 15k miles. I am now on a DID X Ring, and I am trying the dupont multi use dry teflon wax from lowes. I am doing thins thenever the chain gets pretty dirty. So, like every 1k of street, a little more often if offroad, and if I ride through heavy rain. The process I have been using for this is simply just wiping it off with a cloth (which is very easy and far less mess than an oil) and then spraying it down again.

They dont use salt on our roads here, so I see very little rust on the chain, though my trip to Idaho last weekend, riding in the rain on Teton Pass, chain and sprockets got pretty rusty.... I must not have had much wax on it....

For what its worth.....

2010 F800gs (Mine) 2011 F650gs (Wifes)
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