That is excellent life from an original stock chain. Whatever maintenance routine you have, if any, is working quite well.Adjusted my chain this morning, and it took me into the red zone on the swingarm decal. Original chain made it 23,000 miles. New one is already on order (ordered 12/13), chain, 2 new Shinko tires and front and rear brake pads (just in case). I'm also due for an oil change at 23,700. Maybe they are in, the shop was closed last week for the holidays, and is closed today because it's Monday. I'll go down tomorrow and check.
No all my daily rides are solo except on Thursdays in warmer weather, when I ride to lunch and a ride afterwards with my younger brother on his Bonneville and my son's father-in-law on his NC 750X.Great start! I'm curious if you ride with others on your daily trips?
I have done the same thing. I'm glad you didn't have a fall like I did. We become wiser with experience...welcome to wisdomNot today but I did recently do a stupid. I live in Northern Colorado and it snowed a couple weeks back. In my town the roads looked passable so I figured if I stuck to main thoroughfares the plows would have me covered. For 50% of my commute this was true. By the time I realized how very, VERY wrong I was for the second half I was already riding on an inch or two of compacted snow and ice. Making a U-turn in traffic was... sub-optimal. Even getting to a parking lot to reevaluate my life choices looked more dangerous than staying the course. Ultimately I survived (obviously) and never dropped the bike but... OOF. Mistakes were made that day that I don't intend to make again.