Re: 39,000 miles from my chain!
Well "beating on my bike" doesn't sound like a good thing to do with my property. I use the bike daily to commute on. My commute is fairly unusual in that I ride twisty 1-2 lane roads, so a sport bike is a great commute vehicle for me. I can also ride year round.
I don't really know how to say if I'm smooth or not. db's ridden with me, so maybe he knows better. IMHO, riding smoothly is something everyone should at least try to do. I don't do wheelies, stoppies or burnouts - I suck at tricks and don't really see a need to learn 'em.
I clean the chain with Kerosene and use Torco Power Slide chain lube.