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Old 06-05-2009, 03:05 PM   #1
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Ok so I got the bike two days ago and its running good. Took it out this morning for a spin and came back home evrything was still fine... Still running like a champ... But I let a friend who has been riding much longer then I have take a spin, and the chain pooped off just as he got to the next corner...


The chain had just been replaced and it actually still looks good, and I think it just may have been loose or the link was no good or something of that nature.. The chain popped off at very low speeds and didnt do any damage at all.. So I want to know would it be ok to to put that same chain back on and how much would someone charge me to put the chain back on my bike???


Any help would be greatly appreciated, I dont have a truck but can try and get one if need be but I guess im kind of looking for a mobile person to put this chain back on for me..
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Did the chain actually come apart or did it just come off the sprocket but still a in a continuous loop?
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Well, if your chain broke, then I would replace the chain. Also, i would check both front and rear sprockets for unusual wear as well...replacing the chain is not a difficult task...you just need the proper tools...
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Came all the way off... A link is missing
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Check to make sure your sprocket is not bent.

Did the master break or chain break??
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Thats the thing, the sprockets and chain was replaced before the sell of the bike at least thats what he told me.. I dont think he's lying to me but he said he got them replaced at the work was done at the dealer.. I doubled checked with him today after it happened.
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Well, if your chain broke, then I would replace the chain. Also, i would check both front and rear sprockets for unusual wear as well...replacing the chain is not a difficult task...you just need the proper tools...

dont have the tools and never done it before...
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[QUOTE=C.Hern5972;2029003]Check to make sure your sprocket is not bent.

Did the master break or chain break??[/QUOTE]

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was this a new chain? who put it on? if it was 'loose' you would have known and heard it...


my guess is that it may have been too tight...


if the chain was 'stressed' to the point of breaking then it is uncertain if other links were affected as well... I would probably just chalk it up and get a brand new chain... and definately check the sprockets they are a major factor in your chains life
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Well I'll check the sprockets as well when I have time im at work now...
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check the sprockets...if they look like a shark's fin then they were not replaced.
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check the sprockets...if they look like a shark's fin then they were not replaced.

What you mean by shark fins??
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Worn so the teeth look like shark fins.
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thanks, i'll take a look...
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any more help and or opinons????
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Anybody willing to fix this problem for me in the morning?? Just shoot me your price and we can go from there
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Look at the chain and see if the master link is missing. The master link will look different from the other links so it should be easy to identify. If whoever changed the chain did not properly crimp the new master link on then it may have popped off causing the chain to come apart. Any motorcycle shop should be able to put on a new master link for a few bucks. Like other people have said check your sprockets for wear as well.
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I'll wager whoever did the chain used a clip instead of riveting it, and installed it wrong.

And if you can pick up a master link and hang on untiil next Thurs I'll come by and rivet it on correctly and look everything over for you.
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I'll wager whoever did the chain used a clip instead of riveting it, and installed it wrong.

And if you can pick up a master link and hang on untiil next Thurs I'll come by and rivet it on correctly and look everything over for you.

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thanks guys.. I looked at the chain and im almost sure its the masterlink that went missing but i'll double check when I get off tonight... As far as the sprockets i will check those as well... Thanks for the help I really do appreciate it
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I'll wager whoever did the chain used a clip instead of riveting it, and installed it wrong.

And if you can pick up a master link and hang on untiil next Thurs I'll come by and rivet it on correctly and look everything over for you.
Exactly what I was going to say. The clip has to go on in a certain direction. I always use a rivet type master.


Also, always replace the sprockets when replacing the chain. You can upgrade to a larger rear/smaller front sprocket and 520 chain for better acceleration if you have to replace.
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