Basics

Sprocket and chain

  • The sprocket and chain should regularly be cleaned and checked for wear. This increases the service life. Depending on the load from dirt, moisture, salt and traction that affects it, the chain has a service life of 600 to 1,800 miles.
  • The chainrings should be checked for broken or bent teeth every time they are cleaned. Otherwise, imprecise shifting, chain jump, and premature chain wear can occur. It is recommended to use a dry lubricant in moderate conditions, and a wet lubricant during the cold and wet conditions.
  • Application: Clean the dirty chain using a rag. Then turn the crank counterclockwise, applying lubricant to the inside of the chain use a rag to free the chain of excess lubricant.

Maintenance and care

Last update: 08.03.2014
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