chain stretch

after approcimately 3-hours continuous mx woods riding, i have to adjust the chain. it seems to slacken quite easily. i know stock non o-ring chain is real crappy stuff. question is, does this adjustment interval seem to often? also, since i have approximately 30 hours of time on the stock sprockets, could the chain be replaced with a better o-ring type without premature wear?

the sprockets look to be in good shape.

3 hours of riding isn't too bad to have to adjust a stock, non-o-ring chain.

If the sprockets looks really good you'd probably be OK.

I'd still replace them though.

THIS WAS A REALLY REALLY OLD POST. I think, the first post on TT that had zero replies to it!! SO i replied to it. I jsut wanted to re-hash a REALLY old post!! I doubt this guy is even on TT anymore!!

Put a X ring on there and never look back...ive gone through 3 sets of sprockts on my 426 and the chain is still like new so i wouldnt worry too much about replacing the sprockets...just the chain and you should be perfectly fine. Ive never done the replace chain and sprocket at the same time thing and ive never experienced any premature wear...only if you dont take care of your chain is the only time i notice it eats up sprockets

I agree with Jeffro. I've had an DID X-Ring chain on my bike for three years (86 riding days). I only need to adjust it a couple times per year--and then only a couple millimeters at a time. After three years, the chain is still in great shape. I took a two year old X-ring off my old KX250 and put in on my son's CR125. He's been running it for three years with no problems. These chains are amazing.

Steve

As you might know the stock chains are very weak, I always swap the chain out as soon as I get a new bike home and put the stock chain on when I sell it. I run a DID X-Ring and never have to adjust it. Keep it lubed and check it once in awhile and its good for a long time. I ran a DID ERT chain on my 125, and 2 250's over 3 years and still sold it for 1/2 of what I paid...they are great chains...

...could the chain be replaced with a better o-ring type without premature wear?

the sprockets look to be in good shape.

No chain will last as long as it is designed to if you install it on used sprockets. The most economical long-term strategy is to replace them as a set, both sprockets and the chain.

But if the sprockets don't appear to be tapered or hooked at all then I would describe them as "in new condition" anyway. Just use your best judgement, but if the distance between sprocket teeth does not correspond exactly with link length the chain will not be able to distribute the load and it will quickly stretch; a worn sprocket will have these longer gaps between teeth.

Hope this helps.

:)

Did you guys check the date of the original post?

I just thought you had a real slow internet connection and answered 4 years later. :):D :D

Did you guys check the date of the original post?

Crap. You got me, I never notice that. :)

You really dug deep for this one.

Surely by now he's replaced his chain, huh?

Surely by now he's replaced his chain, huh?

Either that or he is stuck in the woods thinking "if only someone would of answered my post on TT 4 years ago"

I doubt this guy is even on TT anymore!!

He hasen't posted since 2002. Its a safe bet that he has been stranded in the woods all this time with a broken chain.

hey DethWshBkr, i'm still around, just not riding a thumper anymore. maybe my next bike. sometimes i wish i had kept the '99 yz400f. come to think of it, i'm member #111 here at thumpertalk. and yes, i replaced the chain before i sold it.

Surely by now he's replaced his chain, huh?
I think it's a safe bet it wasn't a YZ450. hmm?
He hasen't posted since 2002. Its a safe bet that he has been stranded in the woods all this time with a broken chain.
As I read this, the little green light indicates he's online.

yup, i'm online. go ahead open my a**hole somemore. the only ever un-answered post. there were only a hundred or so of us back then. very simple website, almost like at the beginning of the internet boom. i wish i could remeber the name of the guy who started thumpertalk. i don't think he still runs it, does he?

I've never noticed that little green light before. Hmmm.

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