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No chain on a motorcycle period, for me.
the Yamaha FJR and Honda VFR come to mind as great chain driven touring bikes.
Whatever, if you consider those fine Touring bikes there is nowhere to go from here for for me. I'm afraid some here needs to grease their chains, lol, I'm going to bed on this one:)
my bad.. brain fart I guess, those two (FJR, VFR) are shaft drive..
Chain on this one also.
Many years ago a greasy chain may have saved my lifestyle... I was dating a girl for 1-1/2 years...She wanted a get a commitment from me, you know, marriage and kids in the near future....I had greasy hands from messing with the chain..She cornered me " Is it always going to be greasy bikes or will you clean up ?" I didn't want to lose her but I hesitated and lost her....
Has anyone had any experience with the Tutoro chain oiler? Its operation is automatic, but mechanical instead of electrical or vacuum-driven. I'm considering buying one.Moto
Anyone else amazed by the longevity of this thread on a board dedicated to shaft drive motorcycles??????????
...I let the photos speak for themselves. My experience so far after approx. 2000 km is that the front sprocket nozzle mount is by far the best with less oil fling than the rear nozzle mount.
Is that ATF in there or 10-60 Motrul? Or better yet strawberry syrup.
As an aside, as a former keen mountain biker whose interest has been severely curtailed by body malfunctions, I am keenly aware of chain maintenance. I couldn't help but hear and notice that the chain was a ball of rust.
I'm not surprised at all. Don't kid yourself, the issue of chain verses shaft/belt is as long lived as the motorcycle itself.Throw rocks at either and you can be sure to get an earful.I'm afraid you can't stop this nonsense as you really didn't start it.:-)
Here is my Africa Twin sitting in its crate, notice the chain.It has a decal on top of the chain guard saying 40 mm of slack, when I picked it up it had around 15 mm.The 'sales person gets a "tech" who with a straight face says it will stretch in the first 1000 kms. (I had somehow been sent back to 1976) as a bonus I was then informed "the filings will also come out with the oil (first service)
Mechanically clueless, no?I know commercial pilots like that.
One curious design feature of this bike was it's exhaust location: It exited (2-into-1) behind the right footpeg, right under the rider's butt. That doesn't seem right, for some reason.
Not trying to continue a friendly and respectful disagreement but there is no such thing as a Touring motorcycle that anyone serious about a a touring bike would pay good money for, that is chain driven. Harley, or any of the metric tourers, BMW or Guzzi has a TOURING BIKE with a chain so I'll have to call BS on that claim, my friend:)
Maybe this thread and the "rear drive is pumping out the breather" thread????
Well, I didn't learn from the experience ...I would up married to a woman that also didn't really greasy chains. but it didn't last...However, the last 30 years have spent with a woman who approves of greasy chains ....So the chain drive guided me to a better place...
And you can STAY in that place too, with the right attitude ...
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