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I thought I had a thread where I'd posted the same pic of my Multi when it was a couple weeks old and one year old... but I can't find it.

Year 0 - 7/4/2015, Bike owned for 1 month, 1,500 miles


Year 1 - 8/20/2016, Bike owned for 1 year and 2 months, 19,000 miles


Year 2 - 9/9/2017, Bike owned for 2 years and 3 months, 38,000 miles
 

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On your 3rd chain?
Yea... the third was just a chain swap while on the road. I screwed up the second chain on my trip (not paying attention and overtightened) and swapped it out in Oregon. Since I wasn't swapping sprockets I just bought the cheapest chain I could (was something like $100 installed) and figured if it got me home I'd be happy. It did that and has lasted another 3-4k miles on top - so not too terrible. I've got a new chain and sprocket set sitting in the garage but I think this chain will make it to the end of the season.
 

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Just fitted a nice new chain and front sprocket myself DaveK, i went for another DID VX something, good quality chains, last one had covered over 50,000Ks and was still in quite good nic, but the front sprocket was showing signs of wear, and slight hooking. rear sprocket still looks like new. I see your a creature of habit, returning to the same spot each year. quite interesting actually seeing the slight changes in the scenery.
 

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I see three different tire choices. Do you have a favorite that youd recommend for longevity?
There's a good tire thread around here... but for me, the Michelins have quite a bit more durability than the Pirelli's.

For me... the Scorpion Trail rears lasted about 3500 miles, Angel GT rears about 5000 miles and the Michelin rear lasted 8,000 miles.

On the front the ST's 6000, AGT's 7500, and the first Michelin I fitted is still mounted with about 6000 miles on it and is showing light wear (I expect over 10k).

However... IMO both Pirelli options are noticeably/substantially stickier than the Michelin's... you don't get that sort of mileage for free. I'm planning to switch back to AGT's (or maybe some other sport biased touring tire) for hooning around the neighborhood and keep the Pilot Road's for touring.
 

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Just fitted a nice new chain and front sprocket myself DaveK, i went for another DID VX something, good quality chains, last one had covered over 50,000Ks and was still in quite good nic, but the front sprocket was showing signs of wear, and slight hooking. rear sprocket still looks like new. I see your a creature of habit, returning to the same spot each year. quite interesting actually seeing the slight changes in the scenery.
I also like the VX's... a bit more money but I usually get 15k out of them. I generally kill the chain before the sprockets, doesn't seem to matter if I lube the hell out of them or ignore them. Usually when I pull everything off at 15000 miles the sprockets still look really good... and the chain is rattling and cracking every rotation.
 

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Year 0 - 7/4/2015, Bike owned for 1 month, 1,500 miles


Year 1 - 8/20/2016, Bike owned for 1 year and 2 months, 19,000 miles


Year 2 - 9/9/2017, Bike owned for 2 years and 3 months, 38,000 miles


Year 3 - 8/5/2018, Bike owned for 3 years and 2 months, 45,000 miles - the most changes this year but nothing visible from this angle.
 

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Year 4 - 8/21/2019, bike owned for 4 years and 2 months, 51,000 miles



Still have not matched the light on that first year... which was awesome... and no I didn't forget and leave the key there... I have a tail bag that snugs under the pillion seat and I removed it for the pic (consistent).
 

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You're doing an excellent job of taking care of the bike Dave! It still looks like new.
 

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Kind of reminds me of those 'How many differences can you spot' in puzzle magazines.
Ha Ha, id forgotten about those, there was some sneaky shuttle changes that would take some searching for. Easy to spot once you knew tho.:wink2:
 

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Kind of reminds me of those 'How many differences can you spot' in puzzle magazines.
Yea it sort of does... after the second year I started wishing I'd used a different angle but decided not to change it (the view the other direction is a lot nicer):

 

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Yea I live nearby and ride by there frequently so it was a good spot.
 
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