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Offline Dailyrider

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Chainset info req.
« on: November 13, 2018, 04:56:03 PM »
My chain is as loose as a.... and flapping all over the place. I've tightened it up as much as possible on the wheel but its still too loose. The bikes only done 14k! I'd have thought the original chainset would last longer than that but I do spank it like a....

Is it usual to need to replace the chainset so soon or should I just take a link or two out to take up the slack?  :148:
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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 06:08:31 PM »
All I can say is ... If you have changed the rear sprocket to reduced the number of teeth for example to a 39T, then you could have removed 2 links of the chain. The standard rear sprocket is 41T.

If the sprockets are standard and chain is at the end of its adjustment on the eccentric cam then you will need to replace both sprockets and the chain.
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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 06:32:16 PM »
Get a new chain! 14k out of a chain on a SX is bloody good check this out  https://www.z1000sx.co.uk/index.php/topic,9834.0.html
Most heavy duty chains won't last as long as the OEM apart from the D.I.D ZVMX 525 as that is the OEM equivalent

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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 06:40:06 PM »
If you've adjusted it to the max and the chain is still loose, ie visually looks normal but you can still pull it away towards the rear of the bike off the sprocket, change it before it snaps on you!!!
You'll also notice the rollers probably look worn and most likely the teeth on your sprockets will be sharking!  :006:

How long they last will depend on how you ride and how well you look after them!
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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 09:29:01 PM »
If you spank it, 14K is a good amount of mileage and that's if you are very regular with maintenance.

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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 11:09:56 PM »
All my OEM chains have lasted 13,000 to 15,500 miles. So 14K is OK.
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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 09:03:55 AM »
The SX has the fastest wearing chain of any bike I have had.  I also think it makes a difference of you ride in the rain as the chain gets washed in water and grit.

I think most of my chains have lasted about 15000 miles, even with a chain oiler.  (I have had 40000 miles out of a chain on other bikes before now)
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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2018, 09:25:53 AM »
I am clearly doing something wrong  :745: Over 16k miles and the original chain is still in very good condition. No scottoiler, I am a fairly progressive rider, using the bike in all kinds of weather.
I am pretty pedantic about the chain tension, cleanliness (paraffin) and lubrication (Wurth Dry Lube).

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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2018, 09:48:30 AM »
I got just over 19K from the original, 14K from a Renthal SRS, almost 15K from a 2nd hand chain from ebay off a crashed SX with 700 miles on its clock and recently fitted/running a D.I.D ZVMX...

I clean every 2nd lubing (if needed) and lube my chain every 200-300 miles  :028:
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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2018, 10:32:17 AM »
With a scottoiler I got over 22k on my original c&s set on my 2014.

I haven’t fitted the scottoiler to my 2018 SX. We’ll see how long it lasts.
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