hey GearNut, I dunno what method you use for chain maintenance, but I enthusiastically suggest
you get some chain wax
I've been using this stuff for 12 years or so: http://www.explosivepowersports.com/...queeze-bottle/
Also, don't worry about the clutch slipping... It's what Q-matics do, and the MaxTorque clutch is extremely durable..
Ask azbill, he wore his out after 14k miles pulling kids in a trailer!