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Offline scotti

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Chain replacement
« on: March 13, 2017, 04:02:46 PM »
Anyone changed a chain yet?  Mine has got a tight link so I'm going to change it now, rather than later in the season.  It has done about 14k miles and the sproket teeth are just starting to show wear, so would probably get to 20k without too much trouble.

The front sprocket nut is a right pig to get off - a strange shape with shallow flats and it is f***ing tight, even with a big breaker bar.  If you're going to do the job leave yourself enough time.....

Mind you, I'd only complain if the nut came loose too easily! :038:
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Re: Chain replacement
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 04:08:17 PM »
Always use an air gun they will work well even off a small compressor.

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Re: Chain replacement
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 04:57:28 PM »
You're not going to fit a new chain to old sprockets, are you?  :148:

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Re: Chain replacement
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 05:00:22 PM »
No, that is why I'm taking the front sprocket off.
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Re: Chain replacement
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 05:02:46 PM »
Good idea  :821:

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Re: Chain replacement
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 03:15:01 PM »
Why not let the dealer fit the chain and sprocket but use a better quality chain?
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Re: Chain replacement
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 03:28:43 PM »
Because I could, because I had the tools, because I had the time, because I didn't want to pay for something I could do that wouldn't affect the warranty.
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Re: Chain replacement
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 03:44:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by scotti [+]
Because I could, because I had the tools, because I had the time, because I didn't want to pay for something I could do that wouldn't affect the warranty.

Fair enough, but removing the sprocket and removing the original chain and fitting the new one does not sound that easy and needs specialist tools
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Re: Chain replacement
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 03:49:40 PM »
Agreed - and if you don't have them then it would make more sense to pay someone to do the job for you.  Investment in the kit to do this once every 15K miles make no economic sense, unless you like to collect the toys.
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Re: Chain replacement
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2017, 07:07:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by PaulS1000XR [+]
Fair enough, but removing the sprocket and removing the original chain and fitting the new one does not sound that easy and needs specialist tools

You really think that!! Blimey.

 


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