14075Re: Chain and Sprockets
- Feb 3, 2011Wow Thats alot milies on OEM sprockets. I have 23K on the OEM. The sprockets do look good. On the chain all the rollers are free, but I have two places where ther is like a kink in the chain. But I have always lube my chain about every 200 miles. I was thinking I shouldn't replace just the chain. I thought that may cause faster wear.
Thanks for everyones input, Eric
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Gary Gavin <gary.l.gavin@...> wrote:
> I've currently have a DID ZVM aka ZVMX chain on mine and get similar mileage
> as the others. In addition to the lubrication regime this model DID chain
> is designed for the 1400cc bikes. IMHO this helps extend the life of the
> chain. I put AFAM sprockets on at the first recommended chain/sprocket
> change. The condition of the OE sprockets was excellent so I decided to
> only replace chains in the future and check the condition of the sprockets.
> Somewhere around the 50k mark I replaced the countershaft sprocket just to
> check it's condition. It was fine. Now with 100k + miles the rear sprocket
> sill looks good. I checked the countershaft sprocket about 5k miles ago and
> it was still good. FYI I had a 2k Tiger that I used OE (Sunstar) sprockets
> and the same DID chain. I put over 60k on the sprockets and they were just
> fine when I sold it. I replaced the chain once in that time.
> An observation on chain adjustment - the three shops that replaced chains
> for me all adjusted the chain tension too much. If you have a shop do the
> work double check the adjustment when you get home. Tension is another
> component in extending chain life.
> 98 TBS
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