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Old 11-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I'm surprised it even moved !
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Wow......
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was it made from butter?
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:03 PM   #19 (permalink)
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What's the cable chain lock for?
To chain my bike to a fixed object. Its a cable lock, not sure why I added "chain" to that post.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Aside from the fact that its good practice to replace the sprockets and chain at the same time, given the fact that the chain was in constant friction in places it wasn't made to be, I wouldn't be riding that bike without a new one. Take a look at your chain links, then imagine a can opener blade running through 'em at speeds over and over...
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Don't sweat it - we all learn from our mistakes. I remember my bike started dying on me one day whenever I would get off the gas, pull in the clutch and start slowing down at low speeds. At first I thought something was seriously fubar with the engine or god knows what but it was only then when I learned what a fucked up chain feels like. The chain was so messed up that some of the tight spots it had would stall my bike whenever I attempt to come to a stop.

Made the 300 mile ride back home in one piece and changed my chain and sprockets for the first time. Live and learn ..
My first worn chain was the week of a track day. I had no idea what it was (notes grinding grumbling noises at low speeds). I panicked and took it to a shop- they laughed at me

I felt like such a dumbass.

I am impressed you made it that far... That's hands down best chain wear I've seen!

(otherwise- Holy fucking shit!)

Reminds me... I need new chain and sprocket... Mine is dying.
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Aside from the fact that its good practice to replace the sprockets and chain at the same time, given the fact that the chain was in constant friction in places it wasn't made to be, I wouldn't be riding that bike without a new one. Take a look at your chain links, then imagine a can opener blade running through 'em at speeds over and over...
I probably should have specified; I changed both sprockets and the chain when i got it to the shop. The bike was approaching 9,000 miles so it seemed fine at the time.
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I probably should have specified; I changed both sprockets and the chain when i got it to the shop. The bike was approaching 9,000 miles so it seemed fine at the time.
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I like the pulley mod. Nice.
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I doubt loosening the chain caused this.
More likely the tight chain you had going on before.
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it was gone in almost 9k miles? it was made from butter.
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The one thing I was not prepared for with the sm is the amount of chains and sprocket I will be growing through.

5k and my sprocket and chain are shot.

Op...... Wow..... Zer..... Es......

I see your problem there... Your sprocket is.......


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Thats one way to get your moneys worth out of a sprocket
That's what I was going to say!

WOW...how many miles did you get on that thing? (edit) U answered that! (NM)

Too tight can be as bad as too loose.

Too tight will cause the chain to tear into the sprocket because there is no suspension travel possible.

1/4 free play at the least is needed with the rider on the bike.

Glad you did not damage you or the bike!
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it was gone in almost 9k miles? it was made from butter.
Serious. I'm at 15k miles and the chain is still going strong.

Oh well. Serves you right for not using spray-on-clear chain lube.

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I was going to say my SV has over 15k miles and the chain/sprocket look damn near new.
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