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post #1 of 6 Old 07-26-2008, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Drive chain

What kind of live span are others in this forum getting on their chain & sprockets? I have alittle over 23,000 and the chain is at it's limit. Thats going by the owner's manual. I have kept it set to the manual.
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-26-2008, 07:22 PM
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I'd say you got your money's worth.
Replace the chain and sprockets with new before the chain decides to fail and eats the housing in front of the small sprocket for lunch.

Now's the perfect time to decide if you want to change sprocket sizes, too.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-29-2008, 07:19 AM
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I think that's pretty decent mileage, especially if you've been in much dirt. I've got four bikes in the 10-15k range, keeping an eye on them.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-29-2008, 11:55 PM
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You got your moneys worth out of that chain and sprockets. Replace chain and sprockets as a set.
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-07-2008, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replys guys. I like to hear everyones ideals. A new chain and set of sprockets are on there way. I'll stick with the stock size gears.
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-07-2008, 10:17 AM
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You got your money's worth. Just shows what good maintenence and common sense can do.

Mine's apart now for carb cleaning. Picked up some debris somewhere and last time I fueled it stirred'em up and sucked'em down -- don't know how - both in-tank strainers are fine. But it's a good time to check valves, etc, so I've got the day set aside and the shade/awning up, so I'm on it.
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