New Chain Stretch


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  • bhsballer76

Posted July 18, 2011 - 06:16 AM

#1

Put on a new set of chain and sprockets before heading to the track yesterday. Chain is a D.I.D VT2 520 chain. Paid $100 for it. Thought it was a good quality chain. Rode about an hour total time(5 to 6 ten minute motos) and the chain streched ALOT. Chain slack was perfect when I left the house and was waaayyy to loose when I left the track..

1. How much should the chain stretch on the first ride?

  • tech24

Posted July 18, 2011 - 06:25 AM

#2

Put on a new set of chain and sprockets before heading to the track yesterday. Chain is a D.I.D VT2 520 chain. Paid $100 for it. Thought it was a good quality chain. Rode about an hour total time(5 to 6 ten minute motos) and the chain streched ALOT. Chain slack was perfect when I left the house and was waaayyy to loose when I left the track..

1. How much should the chain stretch on the first ride?


Every chanin is different but with new sprockets, assuming everything is lined up I wouldn't worry a whole bunch. If it keeps happening I'd say chain is crap but I've never used one so I can't say for sure.

  • bigdaddykane93

Posted July 18, 2011 - 06:30 AM

#3

Put on a new set of chain and sprockets before heading to the track yesterday. Chain is a D.I.D VT2 520 chain. Paid $100 for it. Thought it was a good quality chain. Rode about an hour total time(5 to 6 ten minute motos) and the chain streched ALOT. Chain slack was perfect when I left the house and was waaayyy to loose when I left the track..

1. How much should the chain stretch on the first ride?


this is good to know as i was considering buying a DID VT2... i wonder why it strecthed so much?

  • 02NHSChamp4strokeA

Posted July 18, 2011 - 06:41 AM

#4

i have the same chain. I put on new sprokets with the chain.
Ran one Harescramble 2.5 hrs and had to adjust (alot). Put a couple more practice hrs on it and raced this weekend and it has streched a little more, but not enough to adjust yet (borderline). We'll see if it keep streching after this weekends run.

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  • grayracer513

Posted July 18, 2011 - 07:09 AM

#5

It's pretty typical for a new chain to require adjustment in the first hour or two. Even more so with new sprockets, as everything will have to "wear in" a little. The chains I use are the Regina ORN6, which I run for about two years each, and adjust them maybe 3 times during that period following the original installation. They just don't stretch when properly maintained. Even with that, a brand new one will always loosen up a bit at first, so I make sure I have time to run it for a bit before a race day.

  • bigdaddykane93

Posted July 18, 2011 - 07:17 AM

#6

It's pretty typical for a new chain to require adjustment in the first hour or two. Even more so with new sprockets, as everything will have to "wear in" a little. The chains I use are the Regina ORN6, which I run for about two years each, and adjust them maybe 3 times during that period following the original installation. They just don't stretch when properly maintained. Even with that, a brand new one will always loosen up a bit at first, so I make sure I have time to run it for a bit before a race day.


Regina? i never heard of them. where did you buy it? and how much? got a link that you can provide? thanks

  • tech24

Posted July 18, 2011 - 07:45 AM

#7

Regina? i never heard of them. where did you buy it? and how much? got a link that you can provide? thanks


Best chain I ever ever used also (ORN6) They are for sale at TT store under MSR name and RM sells them. Either place is less or close to 100 bucks

  • grayracer513

Posted July 18, 2011 - 08:41 AM

#8

Regina? i never heard of them. where did you buy it? and how much? got a link that you can provide? thanks

The ORN6 is at the lower left of this page:

http://shop.thumpert...t.asp?p=522&s=2





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