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The chain (OEM) on my 'made-in-Japan' '08 V650 lasted about 52,000 miles, and when checked by an engineer was STILL W/IN LIMITS w/ one 'noisy' link.

The chains on my '09 and '15 V650s (made-in-Thailand) were worn out in UNDER 20,000 KMS (12,000 miles)!

ALL my chains have been cleaned and lubed ONLY w/ WD40 as Dave pointed out.
 

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FWIW - my LAST V650 ('15) presently has about 52,000 kms (32,311 miles) on its "EK520SRX2" chain, lubed ONLY w/ WD40 as were my others. It's a LONG way from worn out!

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...It also oils the number plate,guard,chain guard,rear rim and anywhere else it can fling oil.It makes a mess but I love it....
MY experience too. To ameliorate the mess a "BIT", I spin the rear wheel through about five revolutions w/ my foot, then wipe down the chain w/ a shop-rag.

Gets JUST as dirty but takes AWHILE LONGER...!

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