Long story short – Cleaning the motorcycle chain is the most important part of motorcycle maintenance and should be done between 500-600kms.
Importance of Motorcycle chain
Cleaning motorcycle chain is what owners take less care of and needs at least lubrication every 500kms. Chain maintenance is so simple that it is a DIY thing with only a few tools needed. The basic principle behind the power transfer of a two-wheeler is the transmission of power from the engine to the rear wheel via a chain with the help of a sprocket. This applies to all motorcycles and in some models chain might be of different types. If a chain play is either loose or too tight or is dirty it affects the smooth transfer of power and ultimately affects performance. Definitely, you can now realise the importance of two-wheeler chain maintenance in a motorcycle, isn’t it?.
Types of two-wheeler chain
Here are the three types of drive chain and we have to observe to understand the difference between each of them.
Roller chain – No extra ring is present between the outer roller link plate and the inner roller link plate.
O-ring chain – An extra ring in the shape of an o is present between the outer roller link plate and the inner roller link plate.
X-ring chain – An extra ring in the shape of x is present between the outer roller link plate and the inner roller link plate.