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Originally Posted by Lee R View Post
12,101 miles, 3 rear tires, 1 front tire and I'm on my 3rd chain (replaced 2 on the way).

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Versys had no issues other than OEM chain toast at 8500 miles, replacement toast at 4500 miles after that and 3rd chain is probably toast early. Lubed every 500 miles or so. I think it's the stock front sprocket rubber bushing causing a lot of extra heat wearing out the o-rings early.
Something is seriously wrong if you're only getting 8500 & 4500 miles on chains. Is the wheel being aligned with any other method than just eyeballing? I'm at 19,000 miles on my OEM chain and it's still in great shape. No kinks or overly stretched portions yet.

2016 Versys 650 LT, Orange


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