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Old 04-11-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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How do you know when its time to buy a new chain? I have had to lube my current chain weekly on my RC51!!!! When I dont, get a clanking noise when moving it around in neutral . Once I but the lube on, as quiet as a baby. Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:29 PM   #2
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:34 PM   #3
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How do you know when its time to buy a new chain? I have had to lube my current chain weekly on my RC51!!!! When I dont, get a clanking noise when moving it around in neutral . Once I but the lube on, as quiet as a baby. Any help would be appreciated!
Do you have tight and loose spots?
How do the sprockets look?
Are there kinks or loose rollers on the chain?
If you come by next week when we reopen I can check it for you, no charge.
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:52 PM   #4
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yeah i'd say it's time to change them all really you only need to lube the chain about every 500 miles or when it needs it but if it's clanking around then you should probably change them all out just to be safe.
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Sorry had to. Stupid question: Have you adjusted it after cleaning it?
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