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Old 12-27-2005, 08:04 AM   #1
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When do you know its time to change the Chain?

My bike has been feeling kinda sloppy and I have adjusted the chain slack 2 times already in the last 2 months and it seems to be getting strecthed more and more.

I do wheelies and tend to ride hard here and there. The bike has about 16,000 miles on it. I do wax my chain after washing the bike. It seems like its harder to wheelie now and I have even seen scrapes on the swingarm from where my chain slapped it. Is this normal?

Also how much do stock chain sizes cost?
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:08 AM   #2
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Check your chain for tight spots; check tension and roll the bike forward a foot or so and check it again. Compare the tension from the first spot to the second. Repeat step 1 till you've checked the whole chain.
While you're down there check the rollers. Are they loose and rattling?
Look at the links, are they bound up and twisted?
Look at your sprockets; are the teeth bent and sharp?
You have an R6 which comes stock with an oddball 532 chain. My recommendation, especially if you stunt, is to replace the chain and sprockets with a 530 setup. I'd stay away from the 520 setup for street use as you won't gain any noticeable performance and the chain won't last as long.


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Old 12-27-2005, 09:16 AM   #3
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:26 AM   #4
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i recommend replacing the sprockets when you replace the chain
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:30 AM   #5
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:23 AM   #6
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