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Questions tagged [chain]

A series of connected, metal-links forming a continuous loop. The chain applies propulsion force to the (typically) rear wheel or axle from the engine or pedals. Such as in motorcycles or bicycles.

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Did my mechanic break my car?

I recently brought my car in for a 175k recommended maintenance (oil change) and when about to drive out of the dealer i heard a loud knocking sound from the engine. I asked them to keep the car and ...
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Motorcycle chain maintenance

Seen few videos on you tube where they are using either kerosene or diesel as chain cleaner.It is safe on O rings?Also they are lubricating chain with gear oil of 90 grade. Will it serve the purpose?
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Dark thing keeps flining off the motorcycle chain

I've lubed a chain on my motorcycle a few days ago, but there's a dark thing keeps flinging all over the swingarm. I'm wondering what it might be? If it's the chain lube flinging all over, then why it ...
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Should I replace the chain link if I overpressed the link's plate?

During riveting of the connecting link on a new motorcycle chain (DID525VX), I accidentally overpressed the link's plate by 1mm. I'm wondering if it's a big deal and I should replace it, or I can ...
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Motorcycle chain adjustment problem: slack changes by itself

I adjusted a drive chain on my motorcycle to a correct slack (20-30mm), tightened axle nut and locked adjuster bolts, checked the chain slack again - everything is correct, then I do a test ride, just ...
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2005 Chevy Classic (malibu) with loose timing chain/broken guide?

Heard a knocking noise I feared was rodknock. Took it to the mechanic and they spent an hour looking at it and said the timing chain is loose and the guide is broken and separated from the bracket. ...
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2007 MX-5 - Motor will not turn fully after timing change replacement

I recently replaced my timing chain, tensioners, guides, waterpump, etc. I felt like I followed the instructions properly. When I attempted to start the car once complete the engine would not turn ...
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How do I re-rivet a chain pin (with a chain breaker tool)?

I've got to replace the timing chain on a XS400 motorcycle. To do this I must break the chain, then connect it back up once it's in position. I've been practicing on the broken chain, which has ...
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Grinding sound comming from gear Box

I own a TVS Apache RTR. Recently I have started to hear grinding sounds from the gear box. When I showed it to a authorised service centre, says that it's due to the sprocket being damaged. But the ...
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whats the difference between the motul c2 and c1 chain lube oil?thanks in advance

whats the difference between the motul c2 and c1 chain lube oil.thanks in advance. I have been wondering to buy the chain lube oil,when i came across these two oils. I would like to know the ...
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how to clean rust on chain (motorbike)?

slight rust on the side of the links of my bike chain. I'm runing with dry lube which is teflon based I think. The rust isn't deep. Can I go at it with a brass bristle brush, or will that damage it ...
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Motorbike chain tight when in gear pushed forward but loose when rolled backward

I have a Yamaha XJ600 diversion with a sidecar fitted. Recently had to fit two new tyres and a new rear sprocket for MOT. Chain seemed fine afterwards for a while but all of a sudden started making ...
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How do the chain adjustment nuts on the swing-arms of a motorcycle work?

How does working the nuts on the swing-arms actually cause the chain to be tightened or loosened? I know chain adjustment has to do with the rear axle. So how do these chain adjuster nuts affect ...
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Is there a benefit to belt driven motorcycles?

What are the pros and cons of belt driven motorcycles compared to chain driven bikes?
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How does one use a chain press to remove a motorcycle chain?

I recently found out about this tool from this answer. I'm interested in understanding the steps involved in using this tool to remove/install motorcycle chains. Also, would it be possible to use ...
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Do I have to change the chaincase lubricant when adjusting the clutch during routine maintenance? 2015 HD Road King

I am completely new to motorcycle maintenance, but need to adjust my clutch. I have watched a demonstration video for a similar model (I think) - but couldn't find an exact match. Since I will be ...
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Duke 390 Tyre rotation problem

I have observed that my ktm duke 390's back wheel is difficult to rotate even while its in neutral. If i'm riding the bike, if i put it in neutral, the bike slows down pretty quick than it used to be. ...
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Motorbike rear wheel hub reassembly

I want to get a new tire fitted on my 2003 Suzuki DR650 and removed the rear wheel. Following the manual I took the chain guard off, removed the axle, made the wheel free of chain and brake caliper ...
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Chain Tightening Guidance

I adjusted my chain, correctly, but some times when I check it, it feels to tight. If I roll the bike forward a bit it goes back to being correct looseness, is the normal?
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Motorcycle chain degreasing

What are the pros and cons of the various chain degreasing techniques. I want to maintain my chain and sprockets to the best possible standard and have heard many schools of thought on chain cleaning ...
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Motorcycle Maintenance Tasks - Please Provide a List of Actions

It's a BigBoy DRT-250, but I doubt that will be known outside of SA. I had it serviced at 500km, then 3000km, and 6000km, according to warranty. Then it was highlighted to me that the warranty ...
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1994 Suzuki GSX600FR Katana - How do I know if motorcycle chain & sprocket need replacement?

I'm aware of how important they are, but have been coming up empty in my searches to determine if they're worn to the point of needing replacement. The service manual just says to inspect and replace ...
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Why don't motorbikes have chain covers?

I notice that except for small commuter bikes and older bikes (before the 80s), hardly any of the larger and/or sportier bikes have covers to protect their chains: . They seem quite practical, and ...
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Motorcycle: stiff chain links - able to repair?

So after tightening my chain the other day I noticed a creaking noise - its seems there is a tight spot in the links. I have sprayed this with chain oil and let soak. I know I will need to replace the ...
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What may happen if I do not replace my motorcycle's chain

I have a aging (y2k) motorcycle with not too many Ks on the clock. I have been told by a mechanic that I need to replace my sprockets and chain. This seems reasonable since the chain has been poorly ...
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is motorcycle chain lubrication absolutely necessary?

Lubricating your chain is certainly one of the easiest maintainance tasks for a motorcycle owner, however I frequently wonder how necessary it really is. Are there any negative effects which can come ...
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What is the correct way to clean and lubricate the chain of a Yamaha FZ 16?

I own a 2011 Yamaha FZ 16 bike; which has an open chain; occasionally dirt gets accumulated to the chain and despite my many attempts I am unable to properly clean the chain. Also could you also help ...
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How can I add tension to a motorcycle chain?

I have 2008 Yamaha Scorpio 225, and the chain is looking a bit loose. I've had a good look around, and I really can't find a way to tighten it. Does anyone have any idea where to look? Is there a ...
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Motorcycle Maintenance [closed]

What should you check/clean/replace on a Motorcycle? I already: Change the oil (10w40) and filter twice a year Periodically check the tires for pressure, cracks, bumps (I forget the technical term), ...