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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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    Nelly (OP)
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    Chain and sprocket life span

    How many miles do you get out of your chain and sprockets?
    Mine are coming up for replacement with 18,516 miles on them.
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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    I'm at 35700kms (22183mi) and mine is still within spec. (looks brand new - but I'm a bit OCD about oiling my chain)

    I haven't had to adjust my chain in over 14000kms (8700mi), and it shows no sign of needing immediate replacement. (which is a pity as I want to go 520 chain and 17/48!)

    Cheers,
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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    my bike was sat for about 6 weeks in my garage, and i think that combined with my scottoiller not dripping properly might have knackered my chain. Got a couple of stiff links which I think I can feel when riding about. Will change it next week. Not sure how many miles the chain has done, less than 24k miles i'd imagine, maybe 12k at a guess

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    I got exactly 30,000 out of mine, although I could have gotten more but I abused the hell out of it without the proper tension on it at 29,000 up in the mountains. It was fairly fine other than being then being stretched before the trip but after I had a few tight spots, my counter shaft sprocket was hooking real bad and the whole thing sounded horrible!!!
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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    I replaced my original chain and sprockets after more than 8 years and 50,000km. In all that time I think I cleaned it properly twice and lubed it when I remembered to.

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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    Its going to be a while before I need a new chain after reading the other posts!
    I barely turned over 10,500 wonderfull miles. I would like to try the 520 also.
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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    I use Maxima Chain Wax - great product, and keeps the chain clean and well lubed.

    Highly recommended!

    Cheers,
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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    Quote Originally Posted by mave2911 View Post
    I'm at 35700kms (22183mi) and mine is still within spec. (looks brand new - but I'm a bit OCD about oiling my chain)

    I haven't had to adjust my chain in over 14000kms (8700mi), and it shows no sign of needing immediate replacement. (which is a pity as I want to go 520 chain and 17/48!)

    Cheers,
    Rick
    This (above) is what I am becoming to believe as typical for a well-cared-for, O-ring chain. While I do ride extremely fast, I do not "gag it", nor (intentionally) pop wheelies. This chain has required less adjustment than any chain on any bike I've ever owned. I use chain wax fairly often, (like about every 400 - 500 miles).

    One chain on one of my past Hondas required adjustment every single time I rode, (about every seventy miles) and that REALLY got old fast.
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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    I lube my chain every week, and have adjusted it about 5-6 times since I had it.

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    Quis, mihi fatigo? Chain and sprocket life span Lefty's Avatar
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    Re: Chain and sprocket life span

    Quote Originally Posted by mave2911 View Post
    I use Maxima Chain Wax - great product, and keeps the chain clean and well lubed.

    Highly recommended!

    Cheers,
    Rick

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    My choice as well Rick. I lube every 500 miles or so.
    I've got just over 23,000 miles on my chain and rear sprocket and expect to put on a new set at the end of this season.
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