Originally Posted by SouthernCruizer
Your chain needed lube before it got rained on. You need to lube that chain every 700km or so. Even on long trips, you need to bring lube to keep it running right.
For what it's worth, I just turned 39,000 miles (62,800 km) on my 2016 V1K, and still on original chain, and the chain looks great. I have used Dupont wax based chain lube since new.
As for what else needs lube, I'd just lube the sidestand and shifter and brake pedal after running long in rain. But even that is not necessary, the bike is designed to run in wet conditions.
I lube them, and go to sleep, wake up, and start to ride in rain. I was thinking that lube will hold longer on chain, but probably to much water + 120km/h constant speed take away lube from chain after 250-300km
100ml ( ipone xtreme chain road ) can is always with me in my top case or in my backpack.
I lube chain every 500 km, I just touch chain, if is my finger less greasy I lube chain little.
So basicaly every 1000 km I need to remowe front sprocket cover, and clean that plastic because ther is few milimeter of lube which fly from chain.
Maybe I put to much lube on chain, (i love lube LOL) but it is ok, I don't ride offroad so I never see sticked sand or rock on my chain.
Basicaly this was my first ride in rain (ride longer than 10 km in rain), so I wish to check what you other guys have to say, any advice is usefull.