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Old 06-17-2010, 06:27 AM   #1
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When should I replace my chain?

I have a 2007 CBR600RR it has 10,500 miles on it and I was wondering when my chain should be replaced.

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1) When the adjustment sticker indicates to replace it
2) If it has kinks in it
3) If it's missing O-rings
4) If it has loose rollers
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it also depends on your riding style, I clean and lube my chain every week, and if I've been hammering the out of my bike the cahin doesn't last as long maybe 5 to 7 thou miles if I'm nice to it it lasts in excess of 10
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I've had chains last as long as 22K miles, but I always kept it adjusted and oiled.
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it also depends on your riding style, I clean and lube my chain every week, and if I've been hammering the out of my bike the cahin doesn't last as long maybe 5 to 7 thou miles if I'm nice to it it lasts in excess of 10
Check your chain tension...
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hows about before it looks like that one that went south in the vid.
seriously though,
I dont know how many miles that correlates to, your riding style and maint. habits mandates a lot of it.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:57 PM   #9
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yea when it breaks or falls off thats when you replace it
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How do the sprockets look? Posting a pic of the teeth on the rear would help. Usually you want to replace front/rear sprockets at the same time as the chain. Also, make sure to get a rivet style master link as the spring clips tend to fall off (happend twice on the same DID chain to me recently). I'd also suggest a 525 chain vs the 520.

Would also help to know if the chain has been making any unusual noises lately.

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If you replace your chain, replace the front and rear sprocket too. If you stick a new chain on old worn sprockets, that new chain will stretch to fit the old prockets. Likewise, if you stick new sprockets on with an old chain, those new sprockets will prematurely wear due running with the old stretched chain.

I'd keep running the chain until you can't correctly keep the right chain tension, it breaks or until you have to replace your sprockets.
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if you have to ask its time to change it........lol
pics would help also
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normally if you take good care of the chain I usually do 15k. I have had 22k

Im not a mechanic but I have changed tons of chains. I let Motorcycles Unlimited do the last one on zx14 about 2 weeks ago because I was in a hurry. I had 22k on it.

Motorcycles unlimited. you will get the best chain for like $140-200. I paid about $160. 11k pounds of stregnth Also if your gonna change the chain don't forget to change the sprockets.

Things to look for when choosing a chain.

1. Strongest and lightweight. ( depends on what kind of riding)
2. look at your fron and rear sprockets. (if there kind grinded down or your missing teeth change it.

Tools needed:
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I appreciate all the technical advice, that will help me out a lot thanks again to all.
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