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Old 05-11-2014, 01:09 PM   #1
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:14 PM   #2
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Old chain? Did you replace the chain and sprockets together? Maybe it was too tight
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:14 PM   #3
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Lube? Works in tight spots for me.
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Too many power up wheelies? Chain's don't stretch evenly. I helped a guy out a few weeks back who was always beating the out of his bike and his chain was completely stretched on one side and over tight on the other. He had abused his chain so much the links had ripped the internal bushing out and had 2 links where you could just wiggle them back and forth in every direction. Told him to take it easy on the way home, power wheelies out of the lot...
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:24 PM   #6
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The counter sprocket can do it cause the chain is already wore to a certain point then you but a new rear sprocket now the chain isn't wearing as it was before so it's getting kinked somewhere
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wheelies are fun.
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Ek ZZZ stands up to 200+ hp and lots of nitrous launches at the track as well as street miles. If you stretch that chain out, you are a bad .
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Ek ZZZ stands up to 200+ hp and lots of nitrous launches at the track as well as street miles. If you stretch that chain out, you are a bad .
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poor maintenance habits are a chains worst enemy. in the few group rides i've done with Motohouston, i've seen some chains that i wouldn't go around the block with and the rider was embarking on a 100+ mile ride.
a chain needs to be cleaned and lubricated every 300-800 miles, if you're not riding in the rain and less than half that mileage if you get caught out in the rain. proper tension is also a necessity.
take care of your chain and your chain will take care of you......
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:48 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=messiah;3769107]Challenge accepted[/QUOTE

They can handle nitrous launches with a stretched Busa on a prepped surface. The street isnt gonna hurt em
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Loll, i did maintain it somewhat. But recently started cleaning often with wd-40 and rag. Ill do it on my next chain often. Plus it looks good having a clean chain. Think ifs also a mid grade chain.

Ill spend a franklin plus on this one.
but what did you lube it with?

I like the Motorex stuff for cleaner, spray it on, brush it with your chain brush and spray it off with water....

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Loll, i did maintain it somewhat. But recently started cleaning often with wd-40 and rag. Ill do it on my next chain often. Plus it looks good having a clean chain. Think ifs also a mid grade chain.

Ill spend a franklin plus on this one.
WD-40 is a good chain cleaner, but is not a good chain lubricant.
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The chains get like that because they don't wear perfectly even so then the pitch becomes uneven. The case hardening in the pins,rollers and links varies a little bit and that why this happens. In my experience, most chains are done right around 15k miles.
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I wanna say my did chain and sprocket kit was somewhere in the 180-200 range...if that includes labor that ain't bad...getting that countershaft sprocket off can be a too...impact with enough juice is bueno for breaking them easily. I also opted for letting someone with experience press the clip after throwing a chain back in the day.

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I may be wrong but I remember some saying that WD40 is kinda hard on the orings. Like I said, I could be wrong.
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