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Old 09-10-2006, 10:56 PM   #1
firerigger OP
Trauma waiting to happen
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Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Durango CO
Oddometer: 810
Check those sprockets!

Okay, I am usually pretty meticulous in my maintainence of my motorcycles. But apparently I overlooked one tiny little detail on my KTM. Today, while descending Ophir Pass, I downshifted from 3rd to 2nd and all heck broke loose. Actually, it was my rear tire that broke loose. The rear wheel locked up, and I had a few stressful seconds bringing my ride to a stop without dumping it over the edge. I inspected the bike and found that the counter sprocket had come off, then lodged between the frame and swingarm. So, I broke the chain, wrapped it up out of the way, then coasted down to the highway to wait for a ride home. SUCK! So check those bolts!
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Current rides:
'04 KTM 450 EXC
'07 Triumph Tiger 1050
'07 Triumph Daytona 675

Gone but not forgotten:
'00 KTM LC4-E Sixdays
'06 KLR 650
'06 DL-1000

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