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Offline Dartagnan

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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2018, 10:37:32 AM »
24k out of mine and still looking good, just ordered a new front sprocket cos they wear so quickly. Must agree though the chain does seem to get well washed if riding in the rain. I reckon mines good for another 6 to 8k.
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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2018, 05:56:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dartagnan [+]
24k out of mine and still looking good, just ordered a new front sprocket cos they wear so quickly. Must agree though the chain does seem to get well washed if riding in the rain. I reckon mines good for another 6 to 8k.
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Is that an OE chain? I hope. Mine. Chain and sprockets last that long but then. Again I'm quite rough on the throttle lol
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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2018, 06:36:58 PM »
Thank you all for the info :828:.

My chain is past it due to my 'enthusiastic' riding style, so; do I need to replace the whole chainset? OEM looks like twice the cost of other front/rear sprocket and chain kits!

Who bought what from where??  :148:
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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2018, 06:57:19 PM »
Definitely do not replace chain without new sprockets, it will knacker your new chain in no time.
For the sake of an extra £30 or so, why even consider it?
Chain and sprocket kits are the cheapest way to buy.
Apparently the front sprocket bolt can be a bitch if you are doing the job yourself.

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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2018, 08:49:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by ZPETE [+]
Definitely do not replace chain without new sprockets, it will knacker your new chain in no time.
For the sake of an extra £30 or so, why even consider it?
Chain and sprocket kits are the cheapest way to buy.
Apparently the front sprocket bolt can be a bitch if you are doing the job yourself.
Yes; I'll be tackling it all myself so cheers for the heads up and any other advice would be much appreciated  :002:
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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2018, 08:29:57 AM »
Having said that mine all last about 15000 miles.  My current SX is on original chain and sprockets and has covered just over 20000 miles.  It has maybe another 3000 miles in it, although I already have the replacements, as I like to keep this stuff ready to go.  When you can cover 400 miles in a week I need to be ready to change stuff when I need to.
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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2018, 02:05:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by ZPETE [+]
Apparently the front sprocket bolt can be a bitch if you are doing the job yourself.

That's an understatement!  :008:
I was getting my bike serviced (15K) at Bournemouth Kawasaki today and asked them about the front sprocket nut as I'll be getting a new chain and sprocket set soon. They said that the OEM sprocket and spline are to very tight tolerances and if you get the slightest bit of corrosion in there that is what locks them up. That is why breaker bars do not work, you need the impact from an air gun.

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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2018, 02:22:28 AM »
 :oh_no: I was hoping to avoid getting the local garage to do it but perhaps that might be the best option. I ride her daily so can't afford to get caught out by a flippin' bolt!
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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2018, 12:34:15 PM »
I would be happy to lend anyone an electric impact driver and the appropriate socket, with a deposit to ensure you give it back. :).    I would lend a chain tool as well but last time I did that it came back destroyed.
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Re: Chainset info req.
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2018, 09:41:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by burty [+]
I would be happy to lend anyone an electric impact driver and the appropriate socket, with a deposit to ensure you give it back. :).    I would lend a chain tool as well but last time I did that it came back destroyed.

Burty, what power is your electric driver please? I'm thinking of getting one.
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