Posted July 07, 2006 - 12:55 PM
I knew they were an achilles heel when I bought the bike but thought that I'd be able to baby it.
However on riding on just a little bitumen, there seems to be helluva lot of chain snatch when on/off the throttle.
Do youse reckon that this could be the major contributing factor considering there is no cush drive as on road bikes?
Posted July 07, 2006 - 01:04 PM
Posted July 07, 2006 - 02:27 PM
Posted July 07, 2006 - 03:40 PM
just my $0.02 (Australian currency, please allow for the conversion rate)
Posted July 07, 2006 - 04:08 PM
The WR 5 speed gearbox is very reliable. I have heard of 5th gear going with excessive high speed riding with desert loads. Dont worry about the chain slap it is a high compression single piston motor so that is unavoidable but is not a refelction of gearbox loading.
Sure is nice to see Indy in here..........
Posted July 07, 2006 - 04:37 PM
Just dont over do it!
I have a fairly new 06 as well and since I've tightened my chain the slap has gone way down. I think a well aligned chain will solve some of the slap, and 'snap' that your feeling.
Sit on your bike and feel how tight the chain is and then allow for for jumps,bumps etc, as your back wheel moves up the chain will get even tighter.
Posted July 07, 2006 - 06:02 PM
Posted July 07, 2006 - 06:43 PM
Take your nylon swingarm slider off, apply some silicone RTV to the bottom(the side that contacts the swingarm), reapply the slider. Wait overnight.
No more chain slap noise. Its still there but you can't hear it...keep the chain within tightness spec.
Posted July 08, 2006 - 02:31 PM