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Old 02-17-2013, 07:22 PM   #1141
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Turns out it was my chain carving some nice grooves in my bike.


The grooves in my swing arm are 2X that deep. Don't sweat it!
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:28 PM   #1142
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here, there is a moto shop in Rio Gallegos:

http://www.smmotos.com.ar/
Av. San Martín 2290
Río Gallegos - Santa Cruz
0054 2966 426777 / 424957 / 434531
ventasriogallegos@smmotos.com.ar

it could help you!!!

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Old 02-17-2013, 07:30 PM   #1143
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and here : Honda motorcycles in Rio Gallegos:

http://motos.honda.com.ar/concesionarios/santa-cruz

FONSECA

Dirección: Avda San Martìn 2160
Localidad: Rìo Gallegos
Teléfono: 02966-430949
Fax: 02966-15623158
Email: seymarmotos@yahoo.com

Good Luck
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:47 PM   #1144
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here, there is a moto shop in Rio Gallegos:

http://www.smmotos.com.ar/
Av. San Martín 2290
Río Gallegos - Santa Cruz
0054 2966 426777 / 424957 / 434531
ventasriogallegos@smmotos.com.ar

it could help you!!!

regards!!
Yuraco
Thanks doc! I'm heading there tomorrow!

By the way, there is an Italian guy here on an MP3 like yours! He's riding it around the world! I'll try and post a picture tomorrow! He claims that he does 60 KPH in the ripio with it. Go Battle Scooters!
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:16 PM   #1145
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This will probably start a countershaft sprocket debate (not my intent!), but I believe accellerated chain slider wear and the resulting swingarm damage is usually a result of using 14 tooth or smaller sprockets.

I have had 14/47 gearing trash a slider in 2,500 miles, then switched to 15/50 and went 15,000 without significant wear.

Agree on the swingarm grooves - don't worry about them!

Ride safe,
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:15 PM   #1146
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This will probably start a countershaft sprocket debate (not my intent!), but I believe accellerated chain slider wear and the resulting swingarm damage is usually a result of using 14 tooth or smaller sprockets.
I have had 14/47 gearing trash a slider in 2,500 miles, then switched to 15/50 and went 15,000 without significant wear.
Agree on the swingarm grooves - don't worry about them!
Ride safe,
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Hi Miguel,

Let's continue this idea at the XRL rider's page. Interesting.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:23 PM   #1147
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I don't post on your thread much, but I've really enjoyed checking in every night.

I'm a little bummed that you're almost to Ushuaia, I've enjoyed the RR so much!

Ride safe!
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:02 AM   #1148
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Checking his Spot locator it looks like Bryce is holed up in some sort of quarry. With sustained winds from the south of 50 kph, rain and temps in the 40s I think i would do the same.


Suerte amigo,
Tio Juanito
If by quarry you mean hotel with hot water and heat, then yes, I was holed up good!
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:04 AM   #1149
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This will probably start a countershaft sprocket debate (not my intent!), but I believe accellerated chain slider wear and the resulting swingarm damage is usually a result of using 14 tooth or smaller sprockets.

I have had 14/47 gearing trash a slider in 2,500 miles, then switched to 15/50 and went 15,000 without significant wear.

Agree on the swingarm grooves - don't worry about them!

Ride safe,
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Hmmm....I'm using a 15/45. I think the main issue was that the countersprocket was on backwards....
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:13 AM   #1150
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I agree with Spud.Looking at your photos it looks like the inside plates are worn pretty bad also. I tried to find the pin size of the master links but they are not listed on DID web site. Our store doesn't have the VM in stock to measure either. I would try to find another chain even if it means something used as yours is worn pretty bad.
Do you think the whole chain is toast? To me it looks like it's just the links with the plate that are all messed up.

I'm going to go to the bike shop in a few hours when it opens, remove the damaged links, and try and put it back together with the master link that I have. If that doesn't work, then I'm going to just buy a new chain here. I would like to try and avoid that as they are extremely expensive here in town. If I can make it last another 400 miles or so, I can get to Punta Arenas where they have a sort of tax free zone and get one a lot cheaper. I'm also going to try and make that old chain slider work. I may have to find someone with a tap as neither I nor Manolito know how to say "self taping screw" in Spanish.

I'm about to head down and flop the countersprocket around.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:23 AM   #1151
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I don't post on your thread much, but I've really enjoyed checking in every night.

I'm a little bummed that you're almost to Ushuaia, I've enjoyed the RR so much!

Ride safe!
Thanks for the compliments! The ride isn't going to be over when I hit Ushuaia; I'll still probably be riding for a month or so. I still have to hit up Torres del Paine, the Carretera Austral, the gravel portion of Ruta 40, Fitz Roy, the Glaciers at Calafate and Perrito Moreno, Buenos Aires, and possibly Brazil and Uruguay. So, I'll keep writing...as long as the bike keeps running and I still have money...
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:51 AM   #1152
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It took me a few days but I'm caught up and all in!

Awesome ride report. Fantastic pictures! Looking forward to the rest of your adventure.

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Old 02-18-2013, 08:19 AM   #1153
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Bryce, just arrived from the bank . I went to the dealer but you wheren't there.
Are you still in town? I think Mauricio is coming with his battle scooter. I have some steak waiting for you
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:37 AM   #1154
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I'm going to go to the bike shop in a few hours when it opens, remove the damaged links, and try and put it back together with the master link that I have. If that doesn't work, then I'm going to just buy a new chain here. I would like to try and avoid that as they are extremely expensive here in town. If I can make it last another 400 miles or so, I can get to Punta Arenas where they have a sort of tax free zone and get one a lot cheaper. I'm also going to try and make that old chain slider work. I may have to find someone with a tap as neither I nor Manolito know how to say "self taping screw" in Spanish.
It's called "tirafondos" in Spain but beware that in Argentina it could be a completely different thing...
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:10 AM   #1155
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Yikes! Since you deem the rest of the chain to be in good shape, maybe you can get a clip-type master link at one of the shops there that the pin fits your chain rollers and the o-rings will fit inside. If the pin fits but not the o-rings, o-well, just be more attentive to adequate lubrication. Clip-types are easier if you're not dragging along a chain tool; I'd get a spare one, too. Clip direction goes such that install is in the direction of forward rotation, of course...
I hope you do make it to Uruguay - I loved it there. Montevideo... Punta del Este.... Bring your mate setup with you.
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