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Author Topic: Time to change the chain....  (Read 617 times)


  • Grease Monkey
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Time to change the chain....
« on: December 07, 2012, 08:10:30 am »
Fifty miles from home and the chain had enough. It failed and exited the bike so smoothly I never heard anything but the whirring sound of the sprockets. Walking back down the highway to retrieve it I noticed the master link was gone. The slot on the retainer was pointed in the right direction. I never had one break at the master link before.
Ed   - Long Live the Iron Barrel !!!!

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Re: Time to change the chain....
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 08:12:01 am »
Lucky it didn't smash the case.  ERC
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Re: Time to change the chain....
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 08:05:01 pm »
Hi Ed:
I had the same thing happen about 2 years ago. Same experience, it left without a sound, when I gave it throttle a second or two later engine increased but bike and me did'nt. I hiked back and retrieved mine too. It was lying in a straight line directly over the path I had just traveled. A dealer had replaced mine and the half link had the locking part facing inward so I couldn't check to see if it was tight. I replaced it myself with the half link lock facing out so I can check it visually before I ride each day. No more chain brakes.

Neil and Buzzy the Bullet