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jon66

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jon66 says:

damn chains

rode most of the winter and kept chain well lubricated and bike looking good then in the last 3 weeks its been kept garaged 5 out of the 7 days and the damn chain has 2 seized links , anyone got any tips on getting the links freed up or is it a new chain ?

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hairybob

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hairybob says:

chain

is it an 'o' ring chain

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

chains

What bike,year,mileage and how far has the axle bolt been moved rearwards to tighen up the chain adjustment?

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jon66

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jon66 says:

Xring chain

Bikes just done 12K and chain has loads of space for adjustment yet

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

chain

O & X chains are greased sealed,some how you have some failed,you could slacken the chain fully spray with say WD40 and use two pliers with chain covered with a rag to free them, if you see any rusty colour oozing from inside the links then the chain is goosed.

What have you been using to lube the chain?

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jon66

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jon66 says:

lube

i usually use gear oil applied manually when required , but recently moved to a popular brand of white grease , guess i got lazy and have paid for it , new chain ordered and will be replacing it over the weekend  , cheers for the input guys

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

chain

Manually lubing a chain without a centre stand is a ball ache,greasing the rollers is a no no because it will not lubed inside them as oil will creep.Greasing the side plates is ok in winter.Scottoiler is the answer.

I would check both sprockets, more so the gearbox one for any wear because a worn tooth will knacker your new chain.:shock:   

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hairybob

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hairybob says:

with 12k

on your chain and sprockets. It would be false economy, just change the lot chain and sprockets. Some say its ok to turn sprockets and use the other side of the teeth, I wouldn't recommend this as it will shorten the chains life considerably.   

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jon66

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jon66 says:

full kit

sprockets n chain all ready just need time to get it all changed , then maybe some nicer weather to get out and enjoy my bike 

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

chain & sprockets

That`s sensible,new bike or new chain are coated in a white grease,i use new engine oil at first (scottoiler should be better) with a stiff brush and ep gear oil later.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

C&S

If you're doing the job yourself, remove the front sprocket nut BEFORE you remove the chain.
Stick a piece of 4x2 or a jack handle wrapped in rag through the back wheel to stop it turning.
If the ER6 is like other Kawasakis, then the front sprocket nut is torqued up to 3 million ft/lb

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