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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-18-2014, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Chain loosening

I seem to be having a recurring problem with my chain. It keeps lossening off, I checked the search function and dont think its been mentioned before. Im afraid that if i keep tightening it then it will snap, so have left it just now, but its pretty loose.

anyone else had this issue?

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yep I have to tighten my chain about every 500 miles, using a RK 520, it's garbage the DID on my dad's bike only needs it about every 2000 miles given it appears to be a 540 or 550 chain lol

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cheap chains don't usually last so well, or if you're at the end of the chain's life then it will quickly need adjustment. If it's at the end of it's life, sounds like you need to replace it and the sprockets pronto - before it snaps and does your engine cases in...

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How do the teeth on your sprockets look? Are they getting all hogged out too?

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How do the teeth on your sprockets look? Are they getting all hogged out too?
my rear sproket is still nice and sharp (pics on my winter project thread) cant see the front sproket, but since its got the nicky mod its prob still quite new.

what do you mean by hogged out?

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my rear sproket is still nice and sharp (pics on my winter project thread) cant see the front sproket, but since its got the nicky mod its prob still quite new.

what do you mean by hogged out?


I do believe what John means is whether your sprockets look like they're worn out.

Then again, I may be wrong.
English "technically" is not my "first language".

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So you're saying that the axle adjusters loosen up then? How far is it in your swingarm?


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How new is the chain. I think(?) chains tend to stretch more when they're new than once they've got a few miles on them and a little stretch in them ... not sure how much "a few" is.
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If you buy good quality chain and sprockets they will easily last 12,000 miles with very little stretch after the initial 500 miles. I've seen some guys run the DID 520 kits with AFAM Sprockets to 24,000 miles on the street which is longer than the 15,000 something miles I have gotten from them, but I am not exactly taking it easy on them either
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PolarBear, we call it hooked like the teeth are starting to curve in the direction of travel. Also if you go to the rear sprocket and can pull the chain out form the sprocket that means excessive play. Those are the two indicators I use, that and reaching max adjustment lol.


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