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Dr_Sprocket 06-26-2009 05:03 AM

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Originally Posted by tripleripple (Post 217196)
What Moke is trying to say is, you should get a Buell.
Snicker.

I was thinking the exact same thing! LOL

phantagarow 06-26-2009 08:13 AM

I really would like to see you fondle, squeeze, and kiss the chain. 8)


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Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 217219)
well, they don't look as nice as firm and tasty fresh ones......(.)(.)


sarnali2 06-26-2009 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by phantagarow (Post 217253)
I really would like to see you fondle, squeeze, and kiss the chain. 8)


I prefer to perform my chain "maintenance" in the privacy of my own garage....some soft ambient lighting, a little Beggin' Barry White on the CD.....a comfortable pillow to sit on....a nice warm can of chain lube.....a few shiny cold steel wrench's of the proper size...

I'm sure you can guess the rest....

pplassm 06-26-2009 08:43 AM

Mmmmm. Warm can of loooooooooooob............

phantagarow 06-26-2009 09:33 AM

Hmm...Love of motorcycles in every sense of the word. Time to call Howard Stern or Jerry Springer.

On a more serious note, what happens if you fail to maintain the chain.
I know this is a noob question.


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Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 217254)
I prefer to perform my chain "maintenance" in the privacy of my own garage....some soft ambient lighting, a little Beggin' Barry White on the CD.....a comfortable pillow to sit on....a nice warm can of chain lube.....a few shiny cold steel wrench's of the proper size...

I'm sure you can guess the rest....


Kenneth_Moore 06-26-2009 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by phantagarow (Post 217193)
What happens when the chain sags?

It makes a lot of noise, the drivetrain gets snatchy, and it increases the wear on the chain and sprockets. However, a little loose is better than too tight. Overtightened chains cause oil leaks at the primary shaft, wear out cush drives and the rest of the drive chain considerably faster.

Kenneth_Moore 06-26-2009 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by phantagarow (Post 217263)
Hmm...Love of motorcycles in every sense of the word. Time to call Howard Stern or Jerry Springer.

On a more serious note, what happens if you fail to maintain the chain.
I know this is a noob question.

You buy more parts more often, and unless you're a self maintainer, you pay more labor. The worst thing that can happen is the chain will break. This usually happens at high speed, and will frequently cause the rider to contact the road surface violently. The broken chain can also wreck your engine cases, destroy the sprockets and/or rear wheel, etc. You don't want to go there, trust me.

Chain maintenance these days is so simple, adjust it once after 1,000 miles, then check it every now and then till you see wear. There are some excellent lubricants now that you can spray on every 300 - 600 miles depending on your riding environment.

sarnali2 06-26-2009 10:39 AM

Modern x ring and o ring chains require very little in the way of maintenance really, not like the bad old days of constant adjustments an lubing. As the lubricant is sealed inside the pivots by an x or o ring about the only thing required is a periodic cleaning, I spray some penetrating oil on a rag and wipe the chain down with that to get the surface grit off and check the chain tension every 1000 miles or so

MOKE1K 06-26-2009 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 217270)
Modern x ring and o ring chains require very little in the way of maintenance really, not like the bad old days of constant adjustments an lubing. As the lubricant is sealed inside the pivots by an x or o ring about the only thing required is a periodic cleaning, I spray some penetrating oil on a rag and wipe the chain down with that to get the surface grit off and check the chain tension every 1000 miles or so


Maybe its just different on bikes with alot of rwhp, cause with a 520chain and 150hp, Iam adjusting mine at least once every week. Bearing in mind Iam anal about maintenance.

MOKE1K 06-26-2009 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by tripleripple (Post 217196)
What Moke is trying to say is, you should get a Buell.
Snicker.

Hey now, I like the Buells I just dont perfer to own one. Thats all, too each his own.


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