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post #1 of 12 Old 06-30-2009, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Wink Is this bad?

I'm finally getting around to changing the chain on the bike... well....

I didn't think they bent this way!


got a 520 conversion on the way with 15/45 gears. In the famous words of Brian... It'll wheelie all day long!!!

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-30-2009, 07:52 PM
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how many miles that had on it????

and go ahead and order the 16 and 17 tooth fronts... cause that 15 will get old quick quick..



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almost 7K, I swear it was stretched to its max within the first week I had the bike.

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post #4 of 12 Old 06-30-2009, 08:17 PM
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I bought a new chain and sprockets not long ago and stayed with the 530 and 16-43. I have been thinking about trying the 15 and not sure if I want to up the rear 1 or 2 teeth If do it. I have been happy with the stock gears so far (I do not mind buzzy)

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I've seen one chain and sprocket set replaced under warranty because there was no adjustment left within a very short time -

Replaced the front with a 17, all was good, happy customer.

Also, are the 520's lasting as long?

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7k seems really low? were you tightening it to much? how was maintenance schedule? 520 wont last as long, but if you got a good x chain it wont matter. 15/45 is a fun setup for a few months.

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holy crap i was upset i only got 13500 outa my chain

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I cleaned and lubed it regularly (every week) and in general ran it on the loose side of the adjustment. I finally got the the end of the adjusters and it still had way more sag than I'm comfortable with. I thought the 520 conversion would be a fun change of pace.

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I have 21K on mine and still in the . New DID X-ring in the box when its time.

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well you know... when your bike is making as much power as mine does, chains don't last long!

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well you know... when your bike is making as much power as mine does, chains don't last long!
*(thats the spirit)



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27,000 on mine and every thing looks good. Very little wear on sprokets.
Nasty old chain oilers really do work.

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