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tfunk8360
07-07-2014, 11:58 AM
Anyone of you guyes with dd1200 have to change your chain yet? Im at 16,000 miles and my chain is shot. Want to get one that can handle all the torque this thing has. My last bike TT 600 had 60,000 miles be fore i needed to replace the chain. I havent been extremly hard on this bike. Seems like they may have tryed to cut cost by putting a sub par chain on at factory. any advice i would appreciate

trainman
07-08-2014, 03:39 PM
2011 DD 1200 - mines at 12000 miles and I guess I have been gentle in the last 9 months of ownership but chain looks pretty good, fitted a chain oiler early on which has helped no doubt, the popular ones here are Scottoiler, which you link into vacuum system or you can spend more on an electric version, but not too cheap!

I went for a Tutoro which is fully auto and doesnt connect to anything and works well

http://www.tutorochainoiler.com/

I would say that on the twins I have had, once the sprockets start to wear they and the chain go bad fast