Dominator chain in Dakar
I'm in Bamako, heading for Dakar on a 1996 Honda Dominator and am experiencing what I believe to be excessive chain wear. Ultimately, I'm heading for Dublin, Ireland and will be travelling through Spain, where I feel sure that I can find a chain.
I just don't know if my chain will last that long (at least 3000 km to get there) and would like to pick up a new one in Dakar if possible.
Anyone out there know if there is a Honda dealer in Dakar, or somewhere else where I can get a chain?
Regarding the wear on my chain, I'm lubing the chain daily with SAE 90W gear oil, setting the play to the recommended 30-40 mm, with my luggage on board (I have also set the tension with no luggage on board with similar amount of wear: any advice as to whether I should set the tension with or without luggage on the bike is welcome), but the chain is so loose after a day's ride (circa 350-400 km) that it almost touches the underside of the swing arm.
Does this sound normal, or can someone offer some advice?
Also, any indications on the sort of life can I expect from a good-quality, after-market chain, which is what I have fitted?
Thanks for the help,