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Old 09-14-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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Parts?

Hi guys, I just cruised down from Eugene to Sacramento to trade my vfr for a wr250x. Cruised back up as far as Arcata (current location where I'm holed up in a motel) when I noticed that the chain is rubbing on the rear tire AND the clip is missing from the master link!! I could have lost my leg and the engine case... Anyway, looking for places very close to Arcata where I can get at least a clip and maybe a chain. Google maps is not helping...

So, I'm thinking the chain rubbing means its worn out. Could it be something else? Thanks for any help.

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Old 09-14-2014, 06:40 PM   #2
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Put the area (towns) around where you are at in the thread title for better response. "Parts" is pretty vague. Good luck.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:50 PM   #3
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Yeah, I thought of that right after I hit post Sorry...

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Old 09-15-2014, 09:09 AM   #4
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The chain may just need adjustment. Most likely, the tools you need are in the kit under the seat. If not, you should be able to find them at Walmart or something.

No need to get the wheel off the ground. Just loosen the axle nut, then use a small wrench to tighten the adjusters (moving the wheel rearward). It sounds like the wheel is out of alignment, so one side will need more than the other possibly. There may be marks near the axle to help you get them even. Don't go too tight. You want about 1.5 inches of slack when seated on the bike.

In a pinch, you can run a strip of duct tape around and around the master link to hold it together. The clip just holds it together, but is not load bearing. Check that duct tape every time you stop, and get a new master link as soon as you find a shop open. Cycle Gear may be open today.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:43 PM   #5
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>"The chain may just need adjustment."

Plain (non o-ring) was put on by prior owner.
Chain and rear sprocket were completely shot.

Replaced chain with a DID520 VX2 and sprocket with a Primary Drive.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:28 PM   #6
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I have replaced a wayward chain clip with one from a chainsaw chain.
Should be a chainsaw place around.
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