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Old 04-27-2010, 09:02 AM   #1
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Should I ride It?

The Dr350 has been down for a while waiting on a chain and sprockets. I finally got the parts from Bike Bandit yesterday and went up to a 53 tooth rear and stayed with a stock 14 tooth up front. Well they had the wrong stock gear information and the 112 link chain I bought is extremely tight, I mean I had to roll it backwards to even pop it on and it has no slack at all even on the closest setting on the adjusters. So here are my options.
1) Ride it easy and try and stretch chain and risk breakin chain or worse
2) Take it off, send chain back and wait another 2 weeks to ride
3) Send chain back and find chain at local shop and ride sooner

What do ya';ll think, even I know what the right thing to do here is.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:11 AM   #2
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:12 AM   #3
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Risk breaking it.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:13 AM   #5
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I will tell you what you told me. Turn that on and ride. I took your advice and havent regretted it yet. Take mine bro.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:17 AM   #6
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:18 AM   #7
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how tight is tight? haha
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:23 AM   #9
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Don't be stupid. A broken chain can be fatal if broken while riding.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:29 AM   #10
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It has no play at all! Tighter then a virgins vajayjay, tighter then you can even imagine, I dont even know if i will be able to get it back off!
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:34 AM   #11
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You'll put too much stress on your drive train (transmission) IMO. Send the chain back and find one locally.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:34 AM   #12
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Yea... usually i'd say it and ride, but imma have to go with #3 this time.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:46 AM   #13
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Yeah I was wondering about the stress on the countershaft and pullin gears out of alignment. not worth locking up my tranny over a $40 chain right!
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You should be able to find a chain locally. Some shops even keep "bulk" chain that can be cut to your desired length. . . with 25HP I don't think you need a high end chain either.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:02 AM   #15
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Yeah I actually just ordered the parts unlimited heavy duty chain, Its not like I'm ridin supercross, its a trail bike. I'm gonna call around and see what I can find. I just dont want to pay $75 for a chain.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:19 AM   #16
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Sweet, just got off the phone and cycle gear has an RK 116 link chain for $30
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Call me next time noob. And yeah don't ride it you will ruin the bearings in the drive train.
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