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post #1 of 5 Old 06-13-2012, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Chain lube, how often?

I would lube the chain on my dirtbike nearly every ride. With the klr its about every other ride. But i saw someone mention a 400mile interval lube job.
What say all yous guys??
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-13-2012, 09:48 PM
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I go about once a week. Which is probably about 400 miles come to think of it. Maybe more. Or after riding in the rain. Or after any off road excursions.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-13-2012, 10:34 PM
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400-500 mile intervals for me.

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-14-2012, 01:12 AM
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If I've just been riding on the pavement, I'll do it every 300 miles or so, just adding more lube, not cleaning it. If I've been riding on the gravel, I'll clean it as best I can without removing it and relube it every 150 miles on average.

Lubing chains is kind of like cleaning guns: therapeutic. Sometimes I do it whether the guns or the chain really need it or not.

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-14-2012, 06:13 AM
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I go 500 or more miles, or basically whenever I look at the chain and it looks dry. Remember, the lube's sealed inside the chain..

I'm not nice to my chain, and the first one was still in pretty good shape when I replaced it and sprockets at 20K miles..
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