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    sent him a PM asking for help for a DID 525 gold rivet chain, that sound about right everone? Will this chain be around $100 range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    thanks
    can I refer to him as "this guy"

    If you bring him a dd coffee I bet you cold call him muffin

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    so I still have my bike strapped down on my truck. sounds like I should just take it down. was planning on dropping it off somewhere, but you guys have convinced me to either go to "this guy" or ask for help in the driveway

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    sent him a PM asking for help for a DID 525 gold rivet chain, that sound about right everone? Will this chain be around $100 range?
    I paid just over 2 bills for a complete set up 520 regina zrd-120 and aluminum renthal sprockets threw PK

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    well I'm just going to get a replacement chain & leave the sprockets alone

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    make sure your rear tire is in line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMG41 View Post
    make sure your rear tire is in line.
    thanks for the tip

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMG41 View Post
    make sure your rear tire is in line.

    What the hell are you talkin about? His CYLINDERS are inline the tires are ROUND

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    there's now way there might be an alignment issue with the chain ripping off?

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    If your gonna do it your self you might want some of this because many bolts and such are on there pretty tight

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    you'll fuck up your sprockets in no time and assumable wear out your chain a lot faster if rear wheel is off kilter. wait, what the hell do I know - my street bike has a belt (jealous) and I crash my track bike well before a chain goes to shit.....

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    If you mess with the tire you could break the bead. If so keep these in mind in case that happens

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    I keep a set of those in my...ahhh never mind.

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    If you plan on putting the chain on yourself, you will need a rivet tool.

    Motion Pro Tools - Chain Breaker Riveting Conversion Kit

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    nah I'm not planning on doing myself. my lack of experience working on the bike doesnt make me feel confident enough

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    lubes overrated - mark usually just spits on it




    oh im sorry,

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    well I've got the bike on my truck, and plan on dropping it off somewhere after work today. I've been calling and leaving PM's, but no response yet. If anyone knows somewhere near me that I can drop this thing off today, let me know. I want to try and ride it for another month before putting it away for the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasterthanu View Post
    Whhaaaaaa? so like every 2 months right?
    or right in the middle of some of our rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 978chris View Post
    or right in the middle of some of our rides.

    Who the hell goes on a ride that lasts more than one tank of gas???

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04ZRX View Post

    Although, I do trust a clip on master link & will put one on there on my next chain replacement. That is all I ever had on any other bike I owned....& never had a problem.

    ....and then you'll ride over to my place with a 6-pack and I'll replace it with a rivet link for you while we partake of a beer or two.

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    Chain and sprockets are JUNK. Replace both. Get whatever size came stock. Get steel sprockets front and rear. Get a decent o-ring chain. Clean and lube every 3 to 5 hundred miles repeat. Chain and sprockets should last about 15k on average more or less depending on riding style, maintenance, yata yata. Rivet style link will do you just fine. There are enough guys on here that have chain tools including myself. Good luck yo!!! Replace that chain at least!!

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    Degsy, thanks again! are you guys going out riding this weekend?

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    I threw my chain guard in the trash because I am anal about cleaning/lubing my chain.

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    I almost did too, till 2 places failed my inspection for not having the chain guard and tire hugger

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    I am suspiscious

    New sprocket and chain dies in 2000 :csi:

    Once in my youthful ignorance had rear wheel spacers reversed and then the sprockets were out of alignment about a 1/2 inch. Chain died quickly.

    Please with a flashlight and straight edge make sure rear sprocket points at front sprocket edge to edge.

    I almost always take day rides 250 to 400 miles then leave her but she always gets a chain lube after for next time. SO fa 13K hard no problems though a little stained from 300 miles in the rain comming from Vermont.

    YOu were lucky; many chain breaking episodes end in damage or a crash. Inspect the sprockets but don't go cheap... do it right

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