How can I know if I need to replace my chain?
My mostly stock '08 has over 17,000 miles on it. That seems like a lot for a chain and sprocket set, but I have no real idea. Other than needing frequent adjustment (which mine does not seem to need), are there other indications that I need to replace my chain? I really do not want to have it fail while I am riding.
I will say that my chain has one place where it seems much tighter than the rest. Since the instructions are to adjust the chain at the tightest location, I do that. I do not regularly need to adjust the tension.