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Offline Andy17

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Quality of the original chain and advice.
« on: February 05, 2021, 10:23:23 PM »
Following my change of rear crown, I have to shorten the chain. I am surprised to see at 5000kms the poor quality of the RK chain which originally equips the V-Strom 250. Is it me or you also have hard points despite the chain lubrication?

I wanted to put a crimp link, but it's difficult to know which model to put ...

Do you know a resistant model of chain, and what number of links should be taken for 14 * 41 instead of 14 * 47 which had 116 links.

Thank you!

Offline Robell

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Re: Quality of the original chain and advice.
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2021, 06:07:46 PM »
It's rubbish.

I ran the original chain out in less than 7,000 miles
I replaced it with a DID X-ring chain, which has now done 35,000 miles - admittedly with a chain oiler fitted  :002:
" it's better to burn out, than to fade away "

Offline Eldi13

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Re: Quality of the original chain and advice.
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021, 08:02:43 AM »
RK is Inazuma's or Vstrom's main chain?

Offline Andy17

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Re: Quality of the original chain and advice.
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 09:11:38 AM »
For V-Strom for me :-D

Offline Chickenoodles

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Re: Quality of the original chain and advice.
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2021, 10:05:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by Robell [+]
It's rubbish.

I ran the original chain out in less than 7,000 miles
I replaced it with a DID X-ring chain, which has now done 35,000 miles - admittedly with a chain oiler fitted  :002:

 I'm assuming mine is the original chain that came with the bike, which means it's done over 5000 miles. I cleaned and lubed my chain today and noticed one of the rollers in the links was loose and moved freely. Should I get it replaced as soon as I can? Don't feel like breaking down anytime soon.

Offline Robell

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Re: Quality of the original chain and advice.
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2021, 07:51:29 PM »
Sorry for the slow reply

The rollers should be free.

Signs of a worn chain are usually tight links, uneven tension on the chain as you rotate the wheel, or being able to pull the chain away from the rear sprocket  :002:
" it's better to burn out, than to fade away "

Offline Chickenoodles

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Re: Quality of the original chain and advice.
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2021, 02:08:15 PM »
No need to apologise. Thanks for the reply.  :002:

 


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