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Smile Why I decided to change my sprocket (PIC)

The mechanic laughed when he took off the fairings and saw the teeth... or the lack of teeth...





This happened a few months ago. Long story short, a fellow rider thought my chain needed to be loosened a bit. The result was the chain slipping for the rest of the ride home which cause the damage. A friend tightened the chain back up and took it the shop for me. - Diary of a beginner rider.
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..... if the chain was skipping teeth, why did you keep riding? It's easy enough to adjust it with just the stock tool kit, and takes 5 minutes.

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..... if the chain was skipping teeth, why did you keep riding? It's easy enough to adjust it with just the stock tool kit, and takes 5 minutes.
Substituting my tool kit trunk space with a cable chain lock was one of my beginner mistakes.
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The chain only slipped/skipped teeth under hard acceleration. I rode it home smoothly with light acceleration. I guess the damage was done though.
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I cannot believe you made it home

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..... if the chain was skipping teeth, why did you keep riding? It's easy enough to adjust it with just the stock tool kit, and takes 5 minutes.
Beside not having the tool kit, not ring knowledgable on chain adjustment was my other beginner problem.
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I'm with F4sSprintST on that one.

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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 ..

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I can't say I've ever seen a sprocket worn that bad. Job well done! Live and learn.

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Substituting my tool kit trunk space with a cable chain lock was one of my beginner mistakes.
What's the cable chain lock for?

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Thats one way to get your moneys worth out of a sprocket
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Daaaaamn. I'm amazed you made it as far as you did, honestly.

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