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post #1 of 8 Old 09-01-2014, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Stranded in joplin-chain problem

Shucked the chain on my 2013 DL 30 miles north of Joplin, MO Sunday.
AAA got me to the Drury Inn.
Of course everything is closed on Labor Day.
Need a recommendation for a shop to get a new chain tomorrow.
TIA. Ian, Iowa
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-02-2014, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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PowerSports in Joplin fixed me up with a new chain in 2 hours for $215-total bill.
Good service, good people! Ian
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$215 for just the chain? Sounds like they did fix you up, alright....is there more you're not telling us? Good Luck..
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post #5 of 8 Old 09-13-2014, 10:43 AM
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Had similar situation a few years back in Montana. Most places did not have the 525 chain, finally found a dealer in Helena with workshop. Once I told them I couldn't put the chain on myself , they had to go out and but a riviter, the tech had to learn on the fly how to rivit a chain.
$200 + later and 2 hours I was back on the road

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Had similar situation a few years back in Montana. Most places did not have the 525 chain, finally found a dealer in Helena with workshop. Once I told them I couldn't put the chain on myself , they had to go out and but a riviter, the tech had to learn on the fly how to rivit a chain.
$200 + later and 2 hours I was back on the road
Andreas, That was a dealership? Kind of scary they didn't know how to install a chain!

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Dealerships have become parts replacers. Not mechanics. They are probably quite good at installing the Suzuki replacement chain, which is endless I figure.

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