I know this has been done before, but I figured that it had been a while and was worth bringing to everyone's attention again: Make the effort and clean your front sprocket once in a while!!! I had my fairing and stator off over the weekend anyway, so decided to get in and give everything a good clean. Now, I'm usually pretty good with keeping my chain clean and lubed, now I'm thinking maybe too good. This is what I found when I took the front sprocket off: Pretty full-on, huh? Sorry about the sh*tty photo, but you get the idea. Note the colour of the sprocket, and take my word that the grease build-up on the back of the cover was the same behind it. So I went to work with a can of de-greaser, a toothbrush, scrubbing brush and a rag. Got it to look like this afterwards: Whole job took about an hour (plus another one trying to scrub all the grease off my hands!) but worth it. Probably gained a pony or two by removing all that drag too!