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  1. Inventors - Dreamers - Entrepreneurs
    Hello guys and girls, I'm new on motorcycle forum, I'm a user on Kawasaki Versys forum (I have a Versys 650) I'm a mechanical engineer in aerospace, rider and inventor. As a chain driven bike rider, I always hated the chain cleaning maintenance. So much so that on my first chain I did almost...
  2. Motorcycle Repair
    So My bike is a 2016 Sinnis SP125 and I’ve been having problems with my chain having tight spots and loose spots. Even after buying and installing a whole new chain and both sprockets I’m still having the same problem and I don’t know what to do to solve it. I’m worried that while driving it may...
  3. Motorcycle Repair
    Couple days ago when I was riding my 2017 FJ09 home, my chain came off the rear sprocket (neglect on my side) and eventually broke the support rods of my front sprocket cover. There are three supports all of which are from the crankcase. The two at the top broke kind of nicely but the third one...
  4. Motorcycle Repair
    Not sure if this is the right area to post this but I was looking to buy a new chain. The chain I need is a 428 (126 links) I have never brought a chain before and the ones I am looking at are 428SB and 428H. Could anybody please shed some light on what the SB and H stands for and if both would...
  5. Motorcycle Repair
    Excessive knocking on my 2008 Suzuki C50. Sounds like valves or chains. While on the throttle in low RPM (gear slightly under load) the bike will dip in power (almost like backfiring). Medium to hard throttle, no issues at all. ...So new fuel, 2 valve adjustments, oil, plugs, you name it - no...
  6. Motorcycle Repair
    I just changed out my chain and both sprockets because I noticed that it was tight and loose in different spots so someone told me to change out the chain and sprockets but it still has the same issue. I also noticed that even though the back sprocket is tight onto the wheel, that it wobbles...
  7. Motorcycle Repair
    HI! I just picked up a 98 VFR 800 and have noticed a weird noise coming from the chain. I checked tension and found it a little loose so I adjusted it. Put it up on the center stand to find that when the master link goes around the front or rear cog it seems not to fit quite right. I think...
  8. Suzuki
    First off, sorry for to me what seems like a ton of questions but I have searched through my clymer manual and online and cant seem to find what im looking for. So, my issue this time is I believe I need to get a new chain for my 82 GS450L since the adjusters are all the way back and the chain...
  9. Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 1975 honda 360t, not that it matters, but i have a problem with the chain and I don't know what is causing it. I tightened up the chain to 3/4 inch movement and when i turn the tire, it loosens up to about 2 inches, then tightens back up as i continue to move the tire. Nothing is bent...
  10. General Motorcycle Discussion
    Chains get longer due to wear on the link pins and the links they contact. You kind of expect them all to wear about the same since they all are exposed to about the same stresses. Consider though that a single link may become damaged and wear faster than the rest of the chain. Say for...
  11. General Motorcycle Discussion
    My standard chain it nearing its limit and I'm ready to go for an o-ring replacement. I see them for sale from around $50 to over $150. I'm guessing the cheapest ones may be made using the lowest grade o-rings and links available. (Possibly o-rings made for non-moving applications, or heat...
  12. First Bike / New Rider
    Hey Guys, I just bought a 95 Suzuki GSX600F heard some clicking on take off and determined chain was loose. I had a mechanic tighten it (yes, I hear it's easy, but I wanted a pro to do it first time out) and made a huge difference. A week later, it's loose again. Did he not tighten it...
  13. General Motorcycle Discussion
    When accelerating hard, like up a hill, I started feeling a hammering in my right footpeg. The chain was near the maximum slack, and tightening it to the minimum got rid of the problem. The sprockets were both aligned properly, both before and after adjusting. I am wondering what action was...
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