01 wr426 chain?



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  • YZPWR

Posted October 15, 2001 - 02:38 PM

#1

How is the stock chain on a new 01 or 02 WR426? Is it a o ring or regular chain? Whatever they are could you take a few rides on them without having to change them? I hane heard thet dont last long at all. I have heard with the engine breaking if you let off the trottle on woops that it will have some tank slap if you are going fast, is that true?
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  • Bryce_Senff

Posted October 15, 2001 - 05:05 PM

#2

My '01 wr426 does indeed have a O-ring on it.
As to lubing a chain, that question will open a can of worms. Some of the guys I roadrace with don't lube their chains at all, and others seem to use a whole can. The best lube I have seen put to use was actually a synthetic lube. My buddy sprayed the lube on his freshly cleaned chain while I spun the rear tire. I could not believe it after just a couple of turns the wheel spun much, much easier! I will try to get the name of the lube next time I see him. As for headshake in whoops when letting off the gas....I don't
seem to have any problems. I don't like to let off the gas in mid-whoop unless I want to inflict pain upon myself. I did have alittle
headshake at higher speeds, but that was cured when I set the rear sag at the proper level.
Happy tuning to You,
Bryce

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Bryce Senff
WMRRA #201
WR426F
TL1000SV
CBR900RR
Oh it's Good to Be Back on a Dirtbike!

  • Bryce_Senff

Posted October 15, 2001 - 05:10 PM

#3

P.S.
O-ring chains will last for quit some time with proper maintainance. Can't say for dirt
bikes but my street bike will usually go about 20-30k and my roadrace bike has gone
3+ years and is still in spec.
Bryce

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Bryce Senff
WMRRA #201
WR426F
TL1000SV
CBR900RR
Oh it's Good to Be Back on a Dirtbike!




 
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