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could it be caused by a loose chain?

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Old 08-26-2009, 11:06 AM
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I used to be able to get my front up in second gear pretty easily and now trying my hardest i can't at all. I haven't checked my chain because i assumed when i got my tires on the shop would have properly adjusted it. could this be the cause?
 
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:15 AM
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now i dont wheelie cause i dont know how but i did just get my chain replaced and now my bike pulls alot harder and the front end even came up accidently slightly during hard acceleration, so based on that i would say yes its probably possible....
 
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:24 AM
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how long does a chain normally last?
 
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by nacnacrida View Post
how long does a chain normally last?
It depends on how well you take care of them... On my Interceptor I got over 15,000 miles on my chain before I had to replace.
 
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:01 PM
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is there any visible signs that a chain needs replacing?
 
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are you trying to power wheelie or are you dropping the clutch?
 
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:25 PM
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If u could get it up before and can't now, its prob not your chain, its prob your clutch is going out on u.
 
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:45 PM
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When getting new tires the garage does not re-adjust for the chain slack.. I would check to see if there is the recommended amount of slack in the chain.. There should be about 1 inch of play (don't remember exact measurements).

Also i doubt its a clutch problem.. Iv seen stunters abuse clutches over and over and they still run strong.. especially with the Honda's..
 
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:55 PM
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damn i sure hope it is not my clutch.... but i was clutching them up. and i think i prob have a bit more than an inch of play.
 
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:56 PM
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between 1-13/8 chain slack, then rotate the wheel if its on a stand and measure in 5-6 dif spots to make sure you don't have a tight/loose spot. Check your sprockets for wear too, might not be visible so take a good look. Just replaced my f4i chain/sprockets at 18k so.
 

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