O Ring chain
Posted June 30, 2005 - 08:44 PM
Posted June 30, 2005 - 10:20 PM
Posted July 01, 2005 - 04:39 AM
Posted July 03, 2005 - 03:17 AM
You hear so many cry that the stock chains are junk. They simply are missing one or more points of proper chain and sprocket maintenance.
The way to know when to change the chain out is to measure it. When it is approaching 2% of it's original length, change it out. Your sprockets will love you for it.
Never use a chain with a riveted master, unless you like throwing money away.
Most rivet only chains are very high dollar, and you cannot take the chain off for routine cleaning or any sort of sprocket change and maintenance without having a replacement master.
The optimum choice would be to run a standard chain most of the time, and mount up a ring chain for the sloppy rides.
Posted July 03, 2005 - 06:53 AM
Posted July 03, 2005 - 08:06 AM
Posted July 03, 2005 - 07:04 PM
Posted July 04, 2005 - 08:40 AM
Don't run a chain past it's service life. When it's wore out replace it or you risk causing an expensive failure. There is nothing like being stuck deep in the woods because of a failed chain. The stock chain is not as durable as some of the aftermarket offerings.
How soon/often you will need to replace will depend on your aggressiveness, how often you ride, care given to your chain and sprockets, and conditions you ride in.