Time for a new chain.
Posted January 22, 2004 - 08:46 AM
Also, what is your recommendation as per type/brand of chain?
Posted January 22, 2004 - 09:04 AM
Posted January 22, 2004 - 09:11 AM
What he said. Pay the extra for a good chain. The original is probably the best you can get. DID EVM x-ring... I think.
Definitely go with a o-ring or x-ring chain. Moose and DID are my reccomendations. If the sprockets have been on there as long as the chain YES change them. If they have been replaced recently you may get by. The standard is to change both together.
Posted January 22, 2004 - 10:21 AM
Posted January 22, 2004 - 10:28 AM
You should replace the sprockets with the chain. If not, you may be replacing that new expensive chain again prematurley.
Posted January 22, 2004 - 10:48 AM
Posted January 22, 2004 - 04:25 PM
Posted January 22, 2004 - 04:43 PM
Ok then, answer me this... How about the "Primary Drive" sprockets from Rocky Mtn.? "High grade hardened steel" manufactured to OEM specs. $22.00 for the both of em, versus $70 for TITAX or $72 for Renthal. Anyone used these sprockets before?
Geez I really hate spending money on stuff that doesn't make my bike any faster or more fun... Know what I mean? $100 bucks for fresh rubber or 1/2 a horsepower is a whole different story!
Posted January 22, 2004 - 04:52 PM
I like the Titax brand sprokets.They looked better than th eprimary drive when I compared them side by side. The countershaft sprokets are excellent in quality and very cheap. The aluminum rear holds up quite well. I think the 70.00 price is for stainless steel. Their chains (all brands) are fairly cheap also.
For 100.00 or so you will get stuff as good as or better than stock. I dont mind paying the money for some safety and piece of mind.
I think that you were very lucky getting your stock chain to last until you used up all the adjustments.
I don't believe that is a very reliable way to calculate wear. I know Yamahaor anyone else would not measure the chain out so it runs out of adjustment when it is worm out.
Posted January 22, 2004 - 07:22 PM
Posted January 26, 2004 - 12:40 AM
Posted January 26, 2004 - 01:51 PM
Posted January 26, 2004 - 09:43 PM
Posted January 27, 2004 - 07:36 AM
I think that one of the reasons my chains last so long is that I use real chain lube, either Maxima chain wax or preferably Bel-Ray super clean chain lube, whichever I have available. No WD-40.
Posted January 27, 2004 - 09:31 PM
Posted January 27, 2004 - 10:48 PM
How much do you guys pay to get a tire mounted? I think my dealer is ripping me off. $35 for the rear tire.
Posted January 28, 2004 - 06:05 AM
Posted January 28, 2004 - 07:50 AM
Posted January 28, 2004 - 07:56 AM
Are you pulling the wheel off or is the dealer. If they're pulling the wheel and mounting the tire, $35 is close to normal. If I were you, I'd just bring in the wheel. One place I go to mounts for free when you buy the tires from them. Additionally they discount their tires below what most dealer charge.
I pulled the wheel off and took it to them. To be honest it takes about 30sec to get the wheel off so I think it's BS that they should charge anything extra for pulling the wheel.
Posted January 28, 2004 - 08:05 AM