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Old 08-07-2007, 08:27 AM   #21
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IS GREAT! i'm glad he was watching over you britt.

my chain started to kink so i replaced it with some goddies i got over at Motorcycles Unlimited. i went ahead and replaced the front and rear sprocket jsut because LOL.
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:30 AM   #22
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I have a extra rivit for my chain if you want it?
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FWIW, have a professional look over your chain....mine was damaged bad enough that the chain needed to be replaced. It may work re-using, but it may be tweeked and may cause abnormal wear on your sprockets. My 2 cents as always.
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:33 AM   #24
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goddies i got over at Motorcycles Unlimited. i went ahead and replaced the front and rear sprocket jsut because LOL.
Did you buy a new visor for your helmet while you were there?
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FWIW, have a professional look over your chain....mine was damaged bad enough that the chain needed to be replaced. It may work re-using, but it may be tweeked and may cause abnormal wear on your sprockets. My 2 cents as always.
It didn't actually throw the chain. The master link is still in place, along with its sideplate. Only the clip is missing.
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I have a extra rivit for my chain if you want it?
what kind of chain?
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It didn't actually throw the chain. The master link is still in place, along with its sideplate. Only the clip is missing.
You should be good then, I thought you threw the chain as well. You do need a rivet style though and my chain was a RK.
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You should be good then, I thought you threw the chain as well. You do need a rivet style though and my chain was a RK.
Mine is an EK with xrings, or something like that. I can't remember the model.
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It is best to run an o-ring style chain vs. a non O-ring (x-ring), but not sure of all the advantages/disadvantages. I believe an O-ring chain will tend to last longer and doesn't stretch as easily, but I would check with Patrick or reputable shop to answer those questions.
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Never happened to me but I sure hear the horror stories about it.

When I used chains with clips I always put some type of sealant on them and checked them almost every time that I would get on the bike. That plate presses on so that is why it stayed in place (thank ).

Go with the riveted link even if you have to pony up a little more for a chain riveter. It will save plenty of tears in the future.

Glad you are OK. Ride safe.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:31 AM   #31
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Sounds like you need to find a place to start working on your bike so these things do not get over looked in the future. I mean it is only your life you are playing with.
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Sounds like you need to find a place to start working on your bike so these things do not get over looked in the future. I mean it is only your life you are playing with.
I have my garage, and its well lit. I service the chain every other tank of fuel, or sooner if it rains. I always inspect the bike before I ride. The link was there the last time I had cleaned the chain, and that wasn't too long ago.
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:07 PM   #33
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leave the clip style links on dirt bikes where they belong and stick to the rivet on the street. THAT will save your !
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how do you know when it's time to replace your chain? there are some loose spots (will go all the way up to the swing arm) and tight spots (move about half an inch) when I was lubing the chain yesterday
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It is best to run an o-ring style chain vs. a non O-ring (x-ring), but not sure of all the advantages/disadvantages. I believe an O-ring chain will tend to last longer and doesn't stretch as easily, but I would check with Patrick or reputable shop to answer those questions.
Dose any one run a none o-ring chain? I havent heard of this before, I thought they only ran them on dirtbikes. PS I have a oring on my dirt bike too, but it wont see too much dirt any way.
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how do you know when it's time to replace your chain? there are some loose spots (will go all the way up to the swing arm) and tight spots (move about half an inch) when I was lubing the chain yesterday
Get a new one if that is not new and hasnt been streached yet. 2 cents
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I hate seeing the chains that just get new wax put on them and they never clean them!
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I hate seeing the chains that just get new wax put on them and they never clean them!
Then you probably shouldn't look at mine

It's pretty bad...it's a red chain, but it's so dirty it's black.
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Dose any one run a none o-ring chain? I havent heard of this before, I thought they only ran them on dirtbikes. PS I have a oring on my dirt bike too, but it wont see too much dirt any way.
I believe Britt said he was running an x-ring:eh:

As fo Jus10, go click on the link I provided in one of my first posts, just because you run a rivet link doesn't safeguard your @ss....but I will agree that it is better than the clip-on style.

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how do you know when it's time to replace your chain? there are some loose spots (will go all the way up to the swing arm) and tight spots (move about half an inch) when I was lubing the chain yesterday
any other professional advice on this???
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