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I feel like mine has needed to be adjusted in short time periods, cause you know, it tends to grow with usage, I think that as a result of riding style, I tend to sprint a lot, basically almost on every start, well I like the G forces but also my bike needs some tuneups, so it no sounds like sht on low revs. It, generally is always good lubricated with the proper lube. Is it big deal for chains when riding like that? Is the chain growing reduced on better quality chains?

I feel like lubricants dont help too much avoiding the chain growing fact.
 

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What size chain is it, and what bike is it on? The reason I ask is because I have experience with that problem. I own two XT350 dual sport bikes. The bikes came from the factory with a 428 chain and sprockets. It's a smaller chain that stretched easily, even with the low powered engines. Riders had to adjust tension often. A common upgrade is to swap on a 520 chain and both sprockets for it. I did this on one of the bikes and it completely eliminated my chain problems. I acquired the other bike more recently and just haven't got around to it yet.

Do some internet searching and see if people are doing this on your model bike. Another possibility is that you're using low quality chains? Cheaper chains, like most things, are built with cheaper metal, pins, seals, etc. And they tend to stretch more than the better chains.
 

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I was thinking the same, that previous owner installed a crapy chain, which is the reason it grows so fast, im about to service it since theres no more than a quarter of inch to do the last possible adjustment. Also im kinda brute full throttle once I got the green light hehe, wondering if a better quality one can really hold it. By the way, to mention that I tried one chain lubricant, I put a lot of it expecting to blast the dirt away at the same time once I pass a cleaning rag, it worked at certain grade, i mean, the excess came all black, and I cleaned it with the rag, i did not remove enough, so got a incredible mess around bottom side, and whats worst, the chain got this red corrosion at the third day, so lubricant is not really helping.
 

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Usually means the bearings are gone in it, or it did not have any to start with. My Blackbirds chain did that and once I put a good O-ring chain on it it went back to the normal feel of adjustment periods.
 
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