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Old 08-11-2009, 05:34 PM   #16
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I put a 16 tooth sprocket on the 658 and noticed that the outside of the 17 was heavily rubbed by the chain, and now have a fair amount of mileage on the 16 and have noticed no wear like on the 17. Could it be that the cs sprockets aren't getting pushed on all the way and causing the chain to try to run up on top which would be causing the damage to it?perhaps everyone should have a look at this. i also noticed when i put the 16 on that the washer wasn't centered the first time so i loosened the bolt and the washed then seemed to fit over the end of the shaft,could this also be part of the problem?
Thats definitely a possibility. I will have a look at mine now that you have mentioned it.
My chain looks and feels fine. Closer inspection is needed I reckon. I got quoted $230 for a replacement RK chain for fuck sake??
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:49 PM   #17
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Its just junk, no other reason.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:56 PM   #18
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What are the specs for a replacement? I've always been fond of DID chains so I may just preemptively put one on my bike when I get it.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:04 PM   #19
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I did that. I went with a RK XSO, the chain is a 525 116 link if I remember corectly.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:24 PM   #20
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If one was about to head out to do a good chunk of the TAT, say out to the Moab area, would one be advised to change out the OEM chain beforehand?
One is scheduled to leave on the 23rd of Aug.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:05 PM   #21
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If one was about to head out to do a good chunk of the TAT, say out to the Moab area, would one be advised to change out the OEM chain beforehand?
One is scheduled to leave on the 23rd of Aug.
How many miles does One have on One's chain to date?
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:08 AM   #22
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John, I would. West of Moab you'll be in no mans land. Why gamble with your trip on a $140 chain that will go pre maturely eventually. Just put a DID or RK on it now and be done with it I say.
Also, I would take the alt's riding the 800. Stay out of the Eagle Draw unless you feel like working.
The ride from Richfield to Baker is magnificent. Again, I would advise not taking the Piute trail section that day though on the 800, use the alt. The rest of that day is a fantastic ride.
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:43 AM   #23
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This is too funny. All the final drive failures on Big Brother and now CHAIN DRIVE FAILURES on the 800 !
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:46 AM   #24
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Your right! that is funny! or sad if you really think about it. Although the shaft drive failures are more previlent Im sure!
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:12 AM   #25
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Your right! that is funny! or sad if you really think about it. Although the shaft drive failures are more previlent Im sure!

And just a little more difficult to deal with.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:20 AM   #26
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John, I would. West of Moab you'll be in no mans land. Why gamble with your trip on a $140 chain that will go pre maturely eventually. Just put a DID or RK on it now and be done with it I say.
Also, I would take the alt's riding the 800. Stay out of the Eagle Draw unless you feel like working.
The ride from Richfield to Baker is magnificent. Again, I would advise not taking the Piute trail section that day though on the 800, use the alt. The rest of that day is a fantastic ride.

Thanks for the advise Frank. I'm not sure how far Past Moab we will ride.
I have done the trail to just past Cinnamon Pass, where I had to hi-tail it back to Key West to beat Hurricane Ike. (of course it changed course and didn't hit here).
I will be riding Ark. to Moab area with a Buell Uly and a 2000 1150GS. We will take the Marshall Pass instead of Hancock/Tomichi for sure.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:00 AM   #27
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Marshall pass is stunning. Your gonna love it. Have Fun and I'll be looking for the RR !
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:26 AM   #28
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This is too funny. All the final drive failures on Big Brother and now CHAIN DRIVE FAILURES on the 800 !
Not that I buy into all the negative hype on the shaft (I loved mine and had no problems), but at least a chain drive failure can be fixed for about $120.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:57 PM   #29
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Did someone say Marshall Pass????

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Marshall pass is stunning. Your gonna love it. Have Fun and I'll be looking for the RR !
It was rather nice.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:45 PM   #30
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Pay attention, guys.





It should be fun with the Uly and the big GS following me.

That's right..... following me.
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