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Old 02-13-2013, 08:51 AM   #84
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Originally Posted by Bli55 View Post
mikecbrxx, trip!

Also, sorry to hear about the mishap of the sprocket-tank meeting...

Was it 47 teeth? What caused such severe bottoming (i see hyperpro at the back)? Is your X-tank of the newer design with the recessed base above the sprocket?

I could go on forever, please - more details, and pics!

I'll try and post some more pics when I have time.....real busy at work atm. You can see loads more pics here in my Picassa album.

But to answer your questions, yes it was a 47 tooth sprocket and I did have a recess above the sprocket. (chain guard removed). Having said that, I had an early recess model. Several people had a problem and it has been re-designed to give more room. Erik repaired my X-Tank to the new spec.

As for what caused it.....go ride the 'main' road between Aktobe and Atyrau in Kazakhstan....try and stay on the road rather than take the side track, and ride fast enough to do the 650kms in a day. It would be easier to ride across a bombing range.
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