how do you know when your chain is done?

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  • wr400rider

Posted April 24, 2006 - 06:34 PM


just wondering what are some good indications of when you need to replace your chain? I have noticed in the high gears the chain makes a funny noise and at higher speeds this also could be my front sproket aswell because it does have to be replaced.

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  • bcs

Posted April 24, 2006 - 08:43 PM


One rule of thumb is that if you grab the chain at the rear of the rear sprocket (that is, at 3 o'clock as you look at if from the left side of the bike) and pull back on the chain, if you can see a space between the pin and the sprocket it is time to replace. It its still OK, it is normal for it to pull away a bit but the sideplates will still block your view of the notch between the two teeth of the sprocket.

  • Bamster

Posted April 25, 2006 - 05:49 AM


Don't put a new chain on worn out sprockets.
I change my front sprocket often as it wears out quicker. Doing this I find the chain a rear sprocket last longer.
If your rear sprocket is starting to look like this reaplace everything
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I know its a bicycle sprocket but its all I could find


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