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Old 06-05-2007, 04:01 AM   #31
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Default Re: In the market for new chain and sprockets

X-ring? O-ring? How about no-ring? Anyone who's ever been on vacation in the developing world and rented a bike for a couple of days to get around on will know that the chains on rental bikes are run totally dry, never changed or adjusted, and apparently last forever. Mind you, the drive lash is so severe that it prevents you from exceeding 30 mph because you're so frightened that the whole thing is going to wrap itself around your legs and sever a foot or something that you ride really carefully. Maybe that's why the rental guys keep them that way...
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:32 AM   #32
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Nah, believe it or not I adjusted it. This aftermarket one's not holding-up as good as the OEM did: got over 27k on THAT one before I just tossed it (because it was too noisy!).



Only lubed it twice.............
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:34 AM   #33
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Nah, it's because they don't even know there's a chain on the bike, or that the engine crankcase contains oil.............
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Old 06-05-2007, 08:28 AM   #34
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Could be worse - they might look at you funny and offer to special order it, for 50% down.

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Old 06-05-2007, 10:13 AM   #35
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Yeah, I'm considering just getting better leg armour so it doesn't sever my foot and just accept that I may have to leap from the bike if the chain wraps itself around the rear wheel when it finally goes. I've been worried about it long enough at this point that I've nearly stopped worrying. It's like not going to the dentist.
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:14 AM   #36
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hey BrowningBAR, you forgot to substitute some homynyms for some of the words in your post, speak about yourself in the third person, and the all important:



SGF sez chains are going the way of the dodo. In the future, all motorcycles will have a low maintenance shaft or belt drive coupled to a V-4 powerplant.
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:23 AM   #37
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Are you kidding? The shops that rent out those deathtrap old stepthroughs always have some guy around who can keep 'em going on baling wire and JB Weld. They know the bikes need maintenance, but they don't care! Just wait until it grenades then rebuild it or scavenge it for spares...
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Old 06-09-2007, 08:28 AM   #38
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I read it, but I liked the chainsaw info best. Where can I get a hockey goalie mask to go with it?
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