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Urgent Help with chain

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by paul_b, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. I know this is prob in the wrong forum, but am in a bit of a panic.

    Going away on bike tomorow, so I cleaned the bike yesterday, including the chain. Used a small amount of kero on chain as it has about 20k of crap on it. Nice and clean but now on the stand the chain is very noisy. Have I done it in???

    I've relubed it and am going to go around the block to see if it gets rid of the racket.

    Thanks in advance
    Paul


     
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  2. did you re-lube it??
     
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  3. What's the slack like. It might want tightening. :)

    Also, check for tight spots. 20k is a long way to go without cleaning. If it hasn't been lubed in that time either then it might be rooted. :)
     
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  4. Don't panic - kero is fine.

    As posted above, tighten (not too tight!) as per specs and ride.
     
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  5. After the kero, I used a really light lube I use on my my push bike called prolink, then let it sit for a day and re-lubed with the motul stuff.
    I can't feel any vibrations riding it but the noise is still there. It makes a creaky sort of noise every one to two links when on the stand.

    Chain tension is good.

    Thanks for the help
    Paul
     
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  6. You should probably check that it's okay to use this on rubber as a pushbike has none!

    Doesn't sound good, you may need a new chain, if not immediately then very soon if the rubber rings are wearing.
     
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  7. Did you check the chain tension several times while spinning the back wheel? Sounds like you may have a "tight spot" or two :?
     
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  8. could just be "gritty". like sh*t sticks to the lube, should go away. if it doesnt, see youre mech for a chain before you root your sprockets
     
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