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Thanks for this! Exactly what I was looking for. None of my friends clean their chain
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why you use rivet type chains and not clip style




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why you dont use rivet type chains

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why you dont use rivet type chains
You mean clip style master links right?
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You mean clip style master links right?

No!!! Clip style are much weaker than rivet style. Always use rivet style master links


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yea you are correct sir.. lol



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good info

Thanks for the info. While I'm not new to riding, i am a first time owner so while I've never had to worry about the maintenance aspect before, i now do and without good advice/direction i may simply overlook some of the important things to keep an eye on.. Thanks again
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hello there just transitioned from CBR500R honda to GSXR600. So far took it around the corner. Regarding the chain maintenance, i used to clean and lube every months a few times, but chain got into horrible shape and paid 300$ for new one. That is first time in 14000 miles. But the guy I ride much longer than me has said that is unusual he never took care of chain and it never went bad. So kinda confusing. Thinking about how to do maintenance on my new beauty.
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hello there just transitioned from CBR500R honda to GSXR600. So far took it around the corner. Regarding the chain maintenance, i used to clean and lube every months a few times, but chain got into horrible shape and paid 300$ for new one. That is first time in 14000 miles. But the guy I ride much longer than me has said that is unusual he never took care of chain and it never went bad. So kinda confusing. Thinking about how to do maintenance on my new beauty.
So much depends on the riding conditions. Someone that only rides on sunny days, on clean roads, could go for a 1000+ miles without lubing.

The next guy that rides a lot in rain on dirty roads probably should be lubing it after almost every ride.

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hello there just transitioned from CBR500R honda to GSXR600. So far took it around the corner. Regarding the chain maintenance, i used to clean and lube every months a few times, but chain got into horrible shape and paid 300$ for new one. That is first time in 14000 miles. But the guy I ride much longer than me has said that is unusual he never took care of chain and it never went bad. So kinda confusing. Thinking about how to do maintenance on my new beauty.
What is horrible shape? Pics please, at a minimum a better description would help.

Good maintenance = Good Chain lifespan. I changed mine at 22,000 miles for piece of mind. I could have rode a lot more on it.

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What is horrible shape? Pics please, at a minimum a better description would help.

Good maintenance = Good Chain lifespan. I changed mine at 22,000 miles for piece of mind. I could have rode a lot more on it.
already replaced before i take a pic. There was a center stand mounted on the bike and chain was very close it. whenever it becomes loose, it touches the center stand. Probaly the reason.
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Way too loose if that is happening or out of alignment. Did you replace the sprockets?

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Way too loose if that is happening or out of alignment. Did you replace the sprockets?
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Don't forget to add that if you get a split in your rivet head when you set the rivet, cut it and put a new master link. A split rivet head is probably weaker than a clip link.

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Can anyone elaborate on "split rivet head"? On my bike chain and sprocket kit lasted 49000kms with factory installed chain... chain had around 3 seized links...
Current chain is DID X-ring Gold chain with JT sprockets... rode very easy around 19kms to get to a shop with a safetywired clip type link without clip... yes, just the safety wire, no clip (very very bad idea)... rivet link was installed with proper tools and everything, 10,000kms later cleanning it at least once a month and lubing it at least twice a month it still look good. But wondering if there is any inspection that can be done to the master link maybe measure the rivet head with a micrometer or something to detect the need for a new master link??

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nice write up. maintenance is always key. itll always be cheaper in the long run and will make you get the most of your bike or vehicle.
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As mentioned, excellent write up. Thanks for the effort.
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Hi everyone!! Just joined and wanted to introduce myself. Modiggins here with my gsxr 750 k6. Had this baby since October 2015 and it's been great! It's my first bike so trying to learn as much as possible about maintaining my bike to driving safely on the roads. Happy and safe riding to all!
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Hi everyone!! Just joined and wanted to introduce myself. Modiggins here with my gsxr 750 k6. Had this baby since October 2015 and it's been great! It's my first bike so trying to learn as much as possible about maintaining my bike to driving safely on the roads. Happy and safe riding to all!


Start your own intro thread sir ...... Welcome
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Thanks a lot I wish I was apart of this community awhile ago bc this has happened to me..... great write up!!!
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