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post #1 of 11 Old 08-25-2013, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Chain Problem??

Replaced my original chain at 25,000 mi just for grins. It was still in good shape and I never lubed it.
My mechanic replaced it and I've noticed that it has a tight spot or two. I noticed it early on and it now has 7,000 miles on it. I've adjusted it so it has about 1 inch slack on the loose part and about less than 1/2 inch on the tight part.
Did I get stuck with a cheap chain?? Do I need to replace it?? I have been lubing fairly regularly as apposed to the original.

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You've adjusted it WAY too tight, for starters. Undo that before you do expensive damage.

A chain with only 7,000 miles should not have loose and tight spots.

Could be a cheap chain. Could be ruined if it was adjusted with less than an inch of slack from the beginning.

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There are plenty of people, including myself, that believe a new chain should run on new sprockets. You didn't mention new sprockets.
(Not trying to start another oil thread.)
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I kept it adjusted properly from the start. I'll go back out and loosen it. The front sprocket was changed, not the rear. I'm thinking it's a junk chain.
This shouldn't happen after 5k mi or less should it??

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I've adjusted it so it has about 1 inch slack on the loose part and about less than 1/2 inch on the tight part.

way too tight

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New chains have loose and tight spots. Always adjust it on the tightest spot according to the owners manual.
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So, would you replace it??

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