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Old 04-14-2011, 09:42 PM   #41
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:45 PM   #42
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Roger that. How much will a knew one run me? I guess I'll head down to Motorcycles Unlimited in the morning.
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I'll help you install them for free...
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:48 PM   #43
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look... You're going to spend about $90-$120 on a new chain or... you can spend $160.00 for the whole kit, get a quick acceleration kit that will give you a better pick up for almost the price you will buy just a chain.

also... when you put a new chain on a worn out sprocket then it can also wear this new chain faster...

Everyone recommend to change sprockets and chain at the same time... its better for everything and you pay just about the same.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:56 PM   #44
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My buddy has recently told me that it may be time for a new chain as he pointed out the “kinks” to me . It’s my first bike, have 12.5K miles on it, and I’m pretty sure this is the factory chain. The picture with the toothbrush is a picture of me applying upward pressure to show the amount of slack there is in the chain. I’m planning a 300mile road trip this weekend. Does this look safe or do I need to swing by Motorcycles Unlimited?
It looks like a tank track, when was the last time you cleaned and lubed it?
The sprocket doesn't look good either. This is one of the reasons I put on the basic maintenance class. There's no reason a properly maintained stock chain shouldn't last 20k miles on most bikes. Give me a call and I'll get you tsken care of.
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It looks like a tank track, when was the last time you cleaned and lubed it?
The sprocket doesn't look good either. This is one of the reasons I put on the basic maintenance class. There's no reason a properly maintained stock chain shouldn't last 20k miles on most bikes. Give me a call and I'll get you tsken care of.
Will do. I'm in Huntsville so I'll call before I leave. Something tells me you guys are going to find many more deficiencies.

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Will do. I'm in Huntsville so I'll call before I leave. Something tells me you guys are going to find many more deficiencies.

Thanks for the feedback everybody!
And please put sone gear on before you ride over there.. At least a pair of blue jeans!! Your avatar... squidly ultimate.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:38 AM   #47
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:20 AM   #48
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Make sure you get a new cush drive too. Did someone already mention that? Didn't think I saw it in the tread. Does anyone know if they come in the kit? 2wheeltoyz is close to me so when I had them replace my chain and sprockets Rudy recommended the cush drive too. If you can rotate your rear sprocket more than a quarter inch while the rear wheel is locked it's time for a new one. I guess that's open for debate, but the point is made.
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New chain is about 120ish
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:36 PM   #50
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