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Old 05-25-2022, 09:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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When I was fresh out of college I had a FJ1200 that I rode 365 days a year. I would adjust and clean the chain when I did an oil change at 3000 miles. The actual lube is internal so the chain lube I lightly applied was to keep the chain from rusting - not to lubricate the links.

Then 20 years ago I bought a shaft drive bike and have never owned a chain driven daily rider since.

Commuting by motorcycle lost its appeal when I moved to metros greater than 1 million people and "riding" to work was more like sitting in traffic. My motorcycles have always been the most expensive vehicles to operate on a per mile basis so there was not reason to spend more money to sit in grid lock traffic in the rain or summer heat and humidity. Now motorcycle riding is a recreational activity.
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