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post #1 of 10 Old 12-05-2013, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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Y chain adjusters are almost at the end of their travel. Bike which is new to me has only 14k km on it. Is the chain stuffed or too long?

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-05-2013, 01:38 AM
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Could have been ran too tight and stretched. How do the sprockets look?

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It may have been one link too long when ot was installed. A lot of the OEM chains that came on 919's were that way.

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Could have been ran too tight and stretched. How do the sprockets look?

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Seems way too fast for a chain to wear out. It may have been too tight or abused (never lubed), or just a link too long. The sprocket condition may tell the story.

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Sprockets are ok.

Can you assess chain wear easily. What should I look for?

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You can check the links on the rear sprocket to see how much play there is. This is a pretty good video:

Easy Motorcycle Chain Stretch Test - YouTube

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post #7 of 10 Old 12-07-2013, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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That video was very good. Thank you. My chain is fine so I need to get the chain shortened as there is no adjustment left.

Thanks all for you help and advice.

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post #9 of 10 Old 12-08-2013, 07:17 PM
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That video was very good. Thank you. My chain is fine so I need to get the chain shortened as there is no adjustment left.

Thanks all for you help and advice.

Don
Is the axle shaft actually all the way to the back of the slot?? And is there no adjustment at all left? My chain has always seemed on the long side and near the end of adjustment but, that was the way it was made, and it still does adjust with no issue. (It just doesn't need adjustment often at all.)
A long chain is also nice if you want to experiment with sprocket size changes (larger front or rear...)

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post #10 of 10 Old 12-09-2013, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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There is a little of the slot left but the bolts on the adjuster have only about a half turn to go to be fully wound in. Longer bolts would help a little but not much.

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