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Offline mycousinvito

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Is it time for a new chain?
« on: January 29, 2018, 07:07:36 PM »
Hit 12,500 miles this past weekend. Went to clean and lube my chain yesterday and look what I found.... Noticed 2 of the o-rings came off. (one was hanging and one wasn't there). Do I buy a new chain or ride it out?




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Re: Is it time for a new chain?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 07:22:00 PM »
Pal of mine with a Yamaha had a new chain fitted under warranty because of that, could be worth a try if your still covered....

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Re: Is it time for a new chain?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 07:25:07 PM »
I'm still under warranty. I was planning to stop by the dealer tomorrow since its 5 minutes from where I work.

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Re: Is it time for a new chain?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 08:57:16 PM »
If not under warranty, I'd replace it soon. Why risk it?

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Re: Is it time for a new chain?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 02:14:15 PM »
Looks premature to me. Never seen that even with 30k miles on my FZ1. Warranty claim!
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Re: Is it time for a new chain?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 02:33:42 PM »
While it definitely needs replacing, I would be pleasantly surprised if a dealer would replace it for free.  A chain is a wear item, and not covered by warranty.

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Re: Is it time for a new chain?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 03:56:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by mycousinvito [+]
Hit 12,500 miles this past weekend. Went to clean and lube my chain yesterday and look what I found.... Noticed 2 of the o-rings came off. (one was hanging and one wasn't there). Do I buy a new chain or ride it out?

Just out of interest, what is your cleaning and lubing regime (if that is not too personal!)

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Re: Is it time for a new chain?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 05:26:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by BillB [+]
While it definitely needs replacing, I would be pleasantly surprised if a dealer would replace it for free.  A chain is a wear item, and not covered by warranty.

The Yamaha I mentioned earlier actually went in to the workshop because my pal, the owner, complained of a tight spot on the chain, the mechanic informed the owner that a tight spot was not covered by warranty but missing O rings were. As if by a miracle upon further inspection it was found that indeed O rings were missing, and lo it came to pass a new chain was fitted at no cost to owner!  Just believe.... and befriend the tech!

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Re: Is it time for a new chain?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 06:06:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
Just out of interest, what is your cleaning and lubing regime (if that is not too personal!)

I use chain cleaner and lube by motorex. I hit it with the grunge brush and a rag as needed. I usually clean and lube every 300-500 miles depending on what the chain looks like. I live in northern NJ and the roads out here are not the greatest so the chain does get cleaned very often.

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Re: Is it time for a new chain?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 06:09:41 PM »
Between 2 dirt bikes, a banshee, a daytona 675, and daytona 1200 I never had this happen to a chain yet so I'm a little shocked.

 


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