Chain came off my SP1
I had my chain and sprockets replaced at what I thought was a reputable motorcycle dealer. I normally do this myself but had some other work being done so decided to get it done while bike was there.
Long story short, they put a 530 non "o"ring chain on that was not designed for a 1000 cc bike. I should have checked behind them so I accept responsibility for not inspecting the chain type after they installed it so lesson learned. Good news is the chain came off in a parking lot when going maybe 5 mph. The chain had a standard master link and it looks like the key just flew off. Sharing this because I am thankful it happened at 5 mph and not 75+ and hope someone else can learn from my error. I contacted the dealer after this happened and he apologized for their error and offered to put the correct one on but at this point don't want them touching it again. Funny how they charged me $125 for a $25 chain. Dealer said that his recollection chain was part of a kit for a ZX 900" they had in stock but offered no other explanation. Not sure what exactly what would happen if it flew off at highway speed but just glad I didn't find out.
Last edited by robertj1979; 02-10-2019 at 04:54 PM.