Join Date: May 2017
Year/Make/Model: 2015/Kawasaki/Vulcan S ABS
Drive chain lube and tension check
I drive my 2015 to work almost everyday. I work 32 miles from home, all highway.
My Vulcan currently has 1,800 miles or so. Bought it with 400 miles. I tend to just get on the highway and hold 75mph till I get to work.
I did the 600 miles dealer service.
I then did my own first chain lube/tension check once I finally got a rear stand. At about 1,400 miles.
The chain was pretty lose, but seemed well lubed still.
I don't ride in the rain and my roads are pristine 95% of the time, so the lube stays stuck on there and doesn't seem to get contaminated.
Assuming weather is perfect week after week and I ride 5 days a week (almost never happens...), I figure I will have to do a chain lubing/ tension check every 2 weeks or 640 miles.
Then I think every 4 weeks I do a full chain cleaning (Kerosene), lube and tension check. So every other lube involves a cleaning.
Does this all sound reasonable given how I ride, when I ride and the amount I ride?