You asked: When should you clean and lube a motorcycle chain?

Do I need to lube my bike chain after cleaning?

The short answer is yes, you should definitely lubricate your chain after a wash. How often you lubricate it depends a lot on the use its getting: type and amount of riding, conditions, etc.

How often does a motorcycle need an oil change?

Motorcycles needing semi-synthetic motor oil can usually last between 5,000-8,000 miles before needing to change the oil. Finally, motorcycle engines running off fully synthetic motor oil will be able to last between 7,000-10,000 miles before needing to change the oil.

Should I lube chain before ride?

Do I need to degrease and re-lube a new chain? The advice from most of the major chain manufacturers is that the lubrication chains come with is ideal for riding and doesn’t need to be removed. Simply fit, ride and re-lube when necessary.

How long does a chain last on a motorcycle?

Most mechanics agree that you should replace your chain about every 2,000 to 3,000 miles, depending on your riding style. Many Tour De France riders wear out two or even three chains on their primary bike over the course of the three-week race.

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