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  • 18,000 - 19,000

    10 10.64%
  • 20,000 - 21,000

    9 9.57%
  • 21,000 - 22,000

    2 2.13%
  • 22,000 - 23,000

    11 11.70%
  • 24,000 - 25,000

    7 7.45%
  • 25,000 - 26,000

    7 7.45%
  • 26,000 - 27,000+

    48 51.06%
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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    Currently on 33.5k miles with the original chain and sprocket. Got a bit of adjustment left and just starting to get the odd tight link but cleaning and lubing solves that.
    Going to try and see out the winter with it then swap spring time.

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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    Bought my 08 S2 with 11 thou on the clock around Feb this year. Now showing 21,000 miles and the chain is quite worn. My guess is that the former owner hardly ever lubed it as several links are stiff as hell. I've looked at the front sprocket and it clearly needs changing so the new OEM set is waiting in the garage for me plus a new splitter/riveter tool.

    Dammit, now the sun has come out! To ride..... or change the chain......hmmm

    Well, thats todays 'no-brainer' out the way

    For lube I prefer the teflon style dry stuff by any brand that I happen to find. Currently using Wurth ( very dry and seemingly invisible with no fling whatsoever ) and some new white lube branded 'ProCycle' available through Get Geared (UK) which is made in Germany. This is not a totally dry formula nor does it leave that horrible white goo stuck all over. It does appear to have minimal fling tho.

    I was reminded by a Yam mechanic only yesterday that one should lube the chain [I]after[I] a ride ( every couple of tankfuls of gas ) as the lube has a cure time and is best left to soak in and set on a warm chain.

    Makes sense to me

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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    Hi Guys

    Well as it happens i managed to get 54000kms (33750 miles) from my stock chain/sprocket

    Lucky for me i had just returned from a 1700 road trip up to see the MotoGP at Phillip Island 2 weeks ago and only coming back into my hometown the chain basically started siezing. I was able to drop it off at my local shop and they put on a new set for $460 AUD
    Not bad at all.
    The guy at the Yamaha dealer says they should normally be replaced after 30000kms or so and he was pretty surprised that i managed to get almost double that. Mind you i do ride my FZ quite regularly (daily) and always make sure the chain is free from grit and well lubed (especially when the weather is wet)

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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    '08 S2. Just clocked 60,000 miles. Visibly the chain looks ok. I've used a Scottoiler with dual injector all it's life. I do 350miles per week. I've got some chain stretch which can be seen when pulling the chain away from the rear sprocket at the 3 o'clock position. I knew it was time to change it.
    Bike is no more anyway. Trashed it 2 weeks ago and have a fractured wrist.

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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    I recently replaced my second set of chain & sprockets at 72,000 Km's (44,000 miles). It's not a hell of a lot but I would like to add that it sit's outside the whole year round, I also ride through the winter which doesn't help.
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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    If my chain has 8k on it, do I need to replace the chain if I add a new front sprocket?

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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    Do I need to replace my chain and sprocket? The chain itself and rear sprocket look good, but the front sprocket is worn:





    Does it have any life left, or do I need to change it ASAP?

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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    I only got 12,000 out of mine. Had to replace the chain and both sprockets. I lube my chain religously and that's all they lasted. Must be that heavy right hand. LOL
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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    I'm at 15,600 on the oem chain, still looking good. I'll check the front sprocket this weekend
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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigg79 View Post
    Do I need to replace my chain and sprocket? The chain itself and rear sprocket look good, but the front sprocket is worn:





    Does it have any life left, or do I need to change it ASAP?
    I can't really see how scuffed the teeth are from that angle, but they don't look too bad to me at all.

 

 
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