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Re: Chain & Sprockets
« Reply #70 on: June 23, 2017, 01:45:41 AM »
Oh yeah. I love old bikes with their points and condenser ignition systems and all the little quirks of having to stop ever so often to make a repair. I'd never get too far from home on one like I do with the bikes I've owned that was made after the late 80's.
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Re: Chain & Sprockets
« Reply #71 on: August 09, 2017, 10:12:33 PM »
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The stock chain with my bike is a nice DID o-ring. My bike has now done 20,000 km (12,500 miles I think) and I've only had to adjust the chain once so far. I check the chains condition and adjustment every week.
I should think I'll get at least another 10,000km out of it.
You might have had unfortunate luck with your chain.

Mines done 7000miles and just hit the red adjuster marks. Very poor OEM chain if you ask me. I lube it almost every day and have had to adjust it regularly. no stiff links but just poor quality.

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Re: Chain & Sprockets
« Reply #72 on: August 10, 2017, 12:47:12 AM »
I got 24000km out of mine, always lubed, very rarely cleaned, but it was absolutely knackered at 24k. come to think of it, probably should have replaced it 5k earlier.  :745:

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Re: Chain & Sprockets
« Reply #73 on: August 17, 2017, 04:58:04 PM »
Mine has now done 32,700 miles on the original chain. Scottoiler from day one and never needed adjusting (unless maybe by the dealer when servicing/changing tyres). Still in the first half of the green on the wear strip.

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Re: Chain & Sprockets
« Reply #74 on: August 17, 2017, 05:01:39 PM »
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Mine has now done 32,700 miles on the original chain. Scottoiler from day one and never needed adjusting (unless maybe by the dealer when servicing/changing tyres). Still in the first half of the green on the wear strip.

Really? That's insane! Congratulations.
I don't actually own a vehicle with more than 2 wheels...

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Re: Chain & Sprockets
« Reply #75 on: August 18, 2017, 02:46:17 AM »
Slip a 16 tooth front sprocket on. It will lower your engine revs 500rpm at 100k's and make 1st gear much less peaky and user friendly. Unless you just wanna pull mono's in the car park all day. Mine can still pop the front wheel with the 16 tooth on.
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Re: Chain & Sprockets
« Reply #76 on: August 18, 2017, 09:31:25 AM »
Like many others my OEM chain was in need of replacement after just 20k km's. Not stuffed but three really stiff links were enough.
I changed the chain right away but chose to wait on replacing the front sprocket since the OEM one simply wasn't warn.
My new sprocket arrived yesterday. I ordered a standard JT sprocket from ebay and was nicely suprised to receive the rubberized version.
30min to install, 30 min for wheel alignment.... Perfect

The bike certainly feels different. Just a little slower off the mark but oh so much smoother or less abrupt. I'll be spending much more time in 3rd when commuting to work since traffic is slow and will now look forward to trying it out on a day trip on the open road...

I guess that having a 16T front will help with a longer chain life as well since it's noticable that the increased diameter is easier on the links.
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