Bike chain is binding

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  • HondaXR650L

Posted February 19, 2005 - 05:32 PM


My bike chain is binding. The links are bunching up, how do I fix it and what do I use to keep it loose? I bought the bike used and am still try'n to work out alll the bugs. :)

  • frankstr

Posted February 19, 2005 - 06:47 PM


Try cleaning it with kerosene, Soaking it if possible and lube it well after it's clean........

  • Brianc

Posted February 19, 2005 - 06:52 PM


oil it well, then ride it for a short distance, then remove it and soak it again. If it still binds, then it is time for a new chain; always replace the sprockets when you replace your chain

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  • grreatdog

Posted February 19, 2005 - 07:46 PM


Everytime I had one do that it was toast. You can try soaking it, but you are most likely looking at buying a new one.

  • XR650Rrider

Posted February 19, 2005 - 09:59 PM


It will start eating sprocket teeth shortly if it hasn't already. Look closely for broken teeth.

  • HondaXR650L

Posted February 20, 2005 - 08:47 PM


Oil the chain, what's the best stuff to use? No broken teeth yet, and no wear showing, yet.

  • tullymars

Posted February 27, 2005 - 06:14 PM


Take it off and throw it away,go buy a good NON O RING chain,keep it oiled and it wont bined.Dirt gets in between the o rings and causes binding,usually its irreversable.

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