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Old 06-11-2012, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys (gals?) I have an 09 KLR with 85,000 miles that I bought new in 2010. I love the bike but I have a question. A few weeks ago, I noticed a high pitched squeak coming from the rear end. I snugged up the chain and lubed it and the squeak stopped. Now about a hundred miles later it did the same thing. I lubed the chain again and the squeak is gone. What is going on. How long should the original chain last? I have always lubed it about every 400 miles per the owners manual. Thanks in advance for your help. BB
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Whoops. I meant 8500 miles.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:13 PM
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Hi guys (gals?) I have an 09 KLR with 85,000 miles that I bought new in 2010. I love the bike but I have a question. A few weeks ago, I noticed a high pitched squeak coming from the rear end. I snugged up the chain and lubed it and the squeak stopped. Now about a hundred miles later it did the same thing. I lubed the chain again and the squeak is gone. What is going on. How long should the original chain last? I have always lubed it about every 400 miles per the owners manual. Thanks in advance for your help. BB

The OEM chain and sprockets went about 20K miles for me. You can hear a squeak when you ride? Really? I wear earplugs and still can only hear the wind. Maybe the chain is too tight. A quick check is with the bike on the sidestand you should be able to touch the bottom run of the chain to the swingarm right where the screw mounts the rubber slider.

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Cor 2:9

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Old 06-13-2012, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Spec - The chain was a little tight. I backed it off as you suggested and now will see if that was the problem.
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