How many miles on a pair of sprockets and a chain?
Posted November 01, 2003 - 07:36 PM
Posted November 01, 2003 - 07:57 PM
Posted November 01, 2003 - 08:08 PM
Posted November 01, 2003 - 08:46 PM
Posted November 01, 2003 - 11:03 PM
The swingarm slider tends to slap on the swingarm, wearing it out and causing a loud rattle, especially at lower RPM's...Check out Motoman 393's "Fixing the YZ's faulty swingarm slider" in 'Tech Articles'- 'Misc:'.
Posted November 02, 2003 - 07:49 AM
I bet you notice the rattle most on pavement, right?
Posted November 02, 2003 - 09:23 AM
I probably didn't get more than 300-400 miles on my stock chain. Now I changed it out before it got really bad because when they start to wear they will wear on your sprokets much quicker too.
Like the others said your rattle maybe the chain slider and your other items may still be in spec.
Posted November 02, 2003 - 09:59 AM
I have 5000 miles on original chain and 15/50 sprockets and it looks like they're good for another few thousand miles
That is amazing wear & mileage to squeeze out of any chain and sprocket combo. Ever since I started riding big bore 4T bikes, I have not had a whole lot of luck and durability from either my chain or sprockets. What kind of riding conditions you subject your chain & sprocket's to plays a large role in determining their lifespan. Where I usually ride, there's an abundance of mud and deep puddles in the spring and fall. Prime conditions for maximum wear and tear. Moreover, correct chain tension and maintenance will also determine how long your sprocket's will last, and vice versa. From my personal experience, I have not been able to ride an entire season (for me,usually about 4000 kms.) without wearing out my sprocket's and chain. If you own and ride your bike long enough, it's something that eventually you will have to replace.
Posted November 02, 2003 - 11:04 AM
My riding is dual sport use with almost no mud riding. Some sand riding.
Your mileage may vary.
Posted November 02, 2003 - 04:57 PM
Posted November 02, 2003 - 09:46 PM
Really? Damn. I'm almost up to 900 miles, and I think the sprockets look ok, but there is a violent rattle anytime under acceleration. I posted a question about it a month or two ago. I don't know what to do I have a big ride coming up next weekend, and I really want to get rid of this rattle..
To rid that rattle, add some RTV (room temperature vulcanizing) under the slider, this will vulcanize the slider to the swingarm and remove any rattling. Mine did the same deal, I replaced all sliders and found I had some wear on my swingarm. Now the slider and arm are one piece. It does come apart if you need to replace the slider again. I always replace sprockets and chains with new about every 3 riding seasons. I always use steel sprockets for durability, I'm not racing.
Posted November 03, 2003 - 08:19 AM
March '04 will be two years on my bike with 14 desert races this season (total around 1000 miles) and countless miles of play and practice. The stock chain and sprockets in still good condition.
Posted November 30, 2003 - 04:51 PM
Just wondering about how much life you guys get/gpt out of your stock WR426/450 chain and sprockets . I think mine are just about done for.
Over 1000 miles and still going. I am about half way through my adjuster. And I don't exactly ride my bike like a ten year old girl either.