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    I think its time for a new chain.. is there any indicator of my TLR ?

    Its now got 19K K on her with plenty of wheelie time. my rear wheelie alignment bars only have 2.5 ticks left to adjust.. I'm going to get one pretty much anyway next week but what is a good indicator ?
    2000 Race only TLR - Accel. Tech built GSXR1K forks w/triple, calipers/pads - Braking Wave Rotors - Full M4 (carbon) - Ohlins damper - Ohlins rear - pirelli tires - Graves fairing stay - Race tail complete with sub-frame - PCII - BMC filter - full Air box mod - Body Double race bodywork - GSXR1K front fender - Galfer/Goodridge lines - Woodcraft rearsets - complete - Woodcraft 50mm clip-ons - Complete front and rear brake levers w/ pazzo short levers red - Tre-Mod + Mod

  • #2
    If you can pull the chain off of the rear sprocket in a direction parallel with the ground. If that makes any sense. An old chain will be very sloppy if you try this.

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    • #3
      Tight spots too, as you turn the rear wheel the chain will be slacker in some areas compared to others, not always the case but an indication of a stretched and rooted chain.
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      • #4
        Aren't you "supposed" to measure it for some # of links, and if it's too long it's dead?
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        • #5
          Steve is on the money. By spinning the rear wheel and looking at how the chain tightens and slackens is an excellent indication of a worn chain. When the chain tightens the links are not running true with the sprocket so the links are not falling into the sprocket so to speak. Most common with the join link as this is weakest point.
          EDIT - Forgot to add - This tightening and slackening of the chain will appear as a surge type feeling when riding at a constant speed
          mattbl
          Another sold out former TLR owner!!
          Last edited by mattbl; 09-11-2003, 11:57 AM.
          Retired the TLR for a Gixxer 1K. Sorry boys I sold you out

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TLSBill
            Aren't you "supposed" to measure it for some # of links, and if it's too long it's dead?
            Yep , but you need to be pretty precise and do it on several runs of the chain.
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