I bought my bike used. I have not been around chain driven vehicles in many years. Lots of little mods had been done to my bike before I bought it. I did not get the whole story from the previous owner. Mine is a 2006 model.
Did any come with good chain from the factory?
How do I know if I have o-ring chain?
What chain is preferred? Or maybe the best question would be , Which is the best bang for the buck?
Would you run out the stock chain and make a change to o-ring chain when it expires, then add new sprockets and chain at that time?
lets assume this is a 50-50 application. (Half road, and half dirt) Not an unusually abrasive dirt and a dry climate, if that makes a difference.
What do you do to take care of the chain and sprockets?
Any super secret lubricants or incantations that need to be applied?
Fill me in.
ATV magazine - Tech Tip 23 - Proper Installation of an O-ring Chain
WD40 to clean chain.