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post #1 of 2 Old 10-03-2010, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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the chain spec

This isn't a question about how to do it...

I finally got around to checking my chain this morning not having paid much attention to the actual spec measurement and tolerance, til now.

12.5" over 21 rivets is new and out of spec if longer than 12-9/16". That's what I've read in the forums. Assuming my tape is accurate, at about 18,000 miles, I'm half way to replacing my chain. Sprockets look fine. Wow, I never thought of it before, but that's a pretty tight tolerance! Seems like it anyway considering how long the chain is. (I'm a motobike newbie, so take that into consideration.)

No question, just making an observation...
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Assuming my tape is accurate, at about 18,000 miles, I'm half way to replacing my chain.
it's ok to assume your tape is accurate, but don't assume chain wear is linear with milage

I believe you will find that its exponential, expect only another few thousand miles



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