G#$%D$%& chain roller (DR650)
Posted May 23, 2007 - 03:16 PM
So a warning to the rest of you non-believers. Remove the roller before you are in the middle of nowhere wondering how much that part of your frame is critical to your loaded bike not cracking in two.
And for those who have already dealt wioth this scourge. What did you do to fix the hole in your frame? Anybody try and get Suzuki to fix it? My bike is still in warranty.
You have been warned.
Posted May 23, 2007 - 09:09 PM
Posted May 24, 2007 - 05:00 AM
What about if I get the 'better' chain roller (like the ones,2, that I just ordered) ? Like the one Jessie has on his site? Would I still be better off to take it off ?
It's gots marks on it so I know I hit it from time to time....
Posted May 24, 2007 - 05:47 AM
Posted May 24, 2007 - 06:24 AM
Posted May 24, 2007 - 06:40 AM
All right, I'm convinced. I was planning on leaving mine on just like you did, but I'll be making a trip to the hardware store for a setscrew now. :-) Thanks for the warning.
+1 on the set screw.... or just some silicone RTV. The less metal you have sticking out from the boss for the chain to snag the better for your frame!
Posted May 24, 2007 - 07:53 AM
Posted May 24, 2007 - 08:07 AM
Posted May 24, 2007 - 09:31 AM
Posted May 24, 2007 - 12:32 PM
But when does Suzuki have to admit a design defect and give us all new frames? Doesn't the NHSTA (or something like that) keep track of these things. A bloody great hole in my frame, imo, is a problem.
Posted May 24, 2007 - 12:46 PM
And it is of much better quality:ride:
Posted May 25, 2007 - 12:47 AM
Posted May 25, 2007 - 05:38 AM