Chain Service: Clean,Lube & Adjust
Proper chain tension is vital to drive-component longevity and peak performance. A chain adjustment ensures your chain is not too tight, which puts strain on your wheel and drive shaft, or not too loose, causing unneeded wear to your sprocket and gear.
Lack of lubrication does lead to premature chain and sprocket wear, and loss of drivetrain efficiency. However, more important consideration in this case is safety.It is absolutely essential to keep the chain cleaned and lubricated to prevent catastrophic failurethat at best would result in snapped chain, and at worst can lead to binding and locking of drivetrain, which could lead to injury, death, and/or engine damage.