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Old 06-22-2014, 02:29 PM   #1
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hey guys just wondering how often ya'll have to change the chain and sprockets on your dirt bikes i was at the yammy dealership yesterday and the mx bug was biting
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Just depends on too many factors....Only way to answer such a question is when they need changing. Frequency depends on how much u ride and the after care of the chain.
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Old 06-22-2014, 04:24 PM   #3
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on a typical regular to well maintained chain how many hours do you go before changing it, is kinda what i meant
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You will go through sprockets fast on a 450 4 stroke than anything else. I started to rip teeth off the rear on mine in around 20 hours.
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Also depends on where your riding, I ride the SHNF and lately it's been real muddy and sandy there, so go thru them fairly quick. Also on how you ride, if you're just putting around all day, you'll get better life than when you're it constantly. The 20 hours is pretty reasonable though.
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beyond hours. i go years on some steel sprockets and high quality chains. they are replaced upon need before they NEED to be replaced and maintained throughout their lifetime of driving a rear wheel.
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A properly adjusted and maintained chain will last a LONG time on a dirtbike. I think I put about 2 years worth of races, practice, and trips to SHNF before replacing mine. I'll admit, the last race I did was a PITA running in 3rd and 4th gear the entire last lap when it finally gave out and the chain started jumping teeth. , my tires would last at least a year as well depending on the terrain we were racing.
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