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post #1 of 20 Old 11-05-2017, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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NEW CHAIN..Sooo Smooth !

Put a new chain on last week.

PROS: Sooo Smooth !

CONS: couldn't get the 1.25" front sprocket nut off. I have to get hold of an IMPACT gun to do that so,

I put the NEW CHAIN
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onto the existing sprockets. At 18000 miles, they were still in pretty good shape. I'll get the new sprockets (which I have "in stock") on in a couple of months.

The "old" chain had some issues with stiff links and "something" going click click click on each rotation. NOT missing it now it's gone.

I can't believe how smooth and quiet the new chain is. Its not a major name brand (JT SProckets) but for the price (about $70 on Ebay and some good reviews from other users), I'm quite happy with it.

Now for a Season of great Desert riding in Arizona where its 82 oF today

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post #2 of 20 Old 11-05-2017, 10:39 PM
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Sounds like a Snow Bird having fun. A Harbor Freight battery or electric impact can do the job of breaking the nut loose. use a 2X4 on the swing arm or foot on the brake or both to assist the effort!
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post #3 of 20 Old 11-06-2017, 02:06 PM
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<<new chain... Sooo Smooth ! >>

Yeppers. I got the same reaction when I did my new chain.


As for the nut, definitely try the 2x4 through the rear wheel spokes. Make sure nothing will get crushed (brake lines etc) under the 2x4. I put the 2x4 in, stood on the pegs, stood on the rear brake with right foot and stepped on a long breaker bar already in place (socket on the nut) with the left foot. It slowly gave way and I could spin it off. Another option would be to add heat to the nut as this will break loose the thread lock that is on the nut. I did not need to do this, but add heat prior to standing on the breaker bar and it should make a difference. Best of luck!!
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my click-click-click experience was a failed sprocket carrier bearing. It's a good idea to check this when replacing the chain.

Also, if the carrier falls right out of the hub without effort, you'll need to either shim or replace the cush drive rubbers. Otherwise, it'll cause undue wear to your new chain and the rest of the driveline.
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Sounds like a Snow Bird having fun. A Harbor Freight battery or electric impact can do the job of breaking the nut loose. use a 2X4 on the swing arm or foot on the brake or both to assist the effort!
Just "harvested" a pile of HFT Coupons out of the weekend paper.. I'LL see what they have for impact guns tomorrow.
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Bike up on centerstand, stand up on pegs with foot down on rear brake, big breaker bar on the front sprocket nut......one good pull up on the breaker bar and the nut is loose.

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Big B, one goof while doing that and the nut that goes flying loose could be the wrench turner!
I envision the guy cutting the branch from the wrong side of the cut.
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Big B, one goof while doing that and the nut that goes flying loose could be the wrench turner!
I envision the guy cutting the branch from the wrong side of the cut.
Meh I am used to standing up on my pegs......almost second nature.

Oh.....and I am typically buzzing well from whiskey or beer while I am doing such a thing.
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Adjusting the chain is key to life of the chain - I have gone thru lots of chains commuting to work 80miles/day
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Is it standard or reverse thread?

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