Welcome, Guest
Username Password: Remember me

Chain and sprocket advice
(1 viewing) (1) Guest
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

TOPIC: Chain and sprocket advice

Chain and sprocket advice 9 years, 2 months ago #724

Im thinking about getting a new chain and sprocket before my summer trip. Minkyhead had his come off and cause bother when he was in Morocco and he ended up renting a scooter. What's it all about? Ive seen these on ebay. Am I looking in the right place?





Not sure why they have come up as an auction price. They are buy it now £75 and £105
Last Edit: 9 years, 2 months ago by ipswichbiker.

Re: Chain and sprocket advice 9 years, 2 months ago #728

Also this sounds really stupid but how do you actually fit a chain. Do they come un-joined up and you have to make links and rejoin etc or do they come as a loop? A farkling day was mentioned some time ago. I would really like to learn how to remove the wheels, break the bead, remove inner tube etc. Ive got all the kit for it

Re: Chain and sprocket advice 9 years, 2 months ago #729

  • Outsider
  • OFFLINE
  • Desert Raider
  • Posts: 619
I won't mention shaft but those prices seem reasonable, but I'm no expert...
The following user(s) said Thank You: ipswichbiker

Re: Chain and sprocket advice 9 years, 2 months ago #730

  • Outsider
  • OFFLINE
  • Desert Raider
  • Posts: 619
ipswichbiker wrote:
Also this sounds really stupid but how do you actually fit a chain. Do they come un-joined up and you have to make links and rejoin etc or do they come as a loop? A farkling day was mentioned some time ago. I would really like to learn how to remove the wheels, break the bead, remove inner tube etc. Ive got all the kit for it

Never did it myself on my first bike but I believe they're supplied "straight" and you need to join (and split) it with a chain tool. I'm sure an expert will be along in a minute.
The following user(s) said Thank You: ipswichbiker

Re: Chain and sprocket advice 9 years, 2 months ago #731

  • GB
  • OFFLINE
  • Dakar Legend
  • Posts: 1288
Rather be loud than lazy......
The following user(s) said Thank You: Trevor Pastrami, ipswichbiker

Re: Chain and sprocket advice 9 years, 2 months ago #732

What is a master link?

Re: Chain and sprocket advice 9 years, 2 months ago #733

  • GB
  • OFFLINE
  • Dakar Legend
  • Posts: 1288
Ok, here's the deal, you have standard links that make up the chain, then there is a split link, this is in three parts,the back link which pushes through with grooves in each rod, a flat plate link which goes on next then the spring link which clips in the grooves, you have to make sure it goes on the right way (direction of rotation) Then there is a soft link(also called a master link) which is in two parts, a back and front, you push the link through, then put the outer plate on then using a special tool spread the ends apart like a rivet. Use the split link in emergencies, then fit a soft link when you get home.
Rather be loud than lazy......
The following user(s) said Thank You: Trevor Pastrami, ipswichbiker, Outsider

Re: Chain and sprocket advice 9 years, 2 months ago #734

Been watching this too.

Re: Chain and sprocket advice 9 years, 2 months ago #735

IMHO, ANY jobs that you hopefully don't have to carry out trail side should be practised with the kit that you are intending to take.
A Good practice
B It could expose any shortfall, the last thing you'll want is to have it go pear shaped out in the boonies.
THE END OF THE ROAD IS THE START OF THE FUN

Re: Chain and sprocket advice 9 years, 2 months ago #736

Good advice there.

Re: Chain and sprocket advice 9 years, 2 months ago #737

Just had a thought our own OB1 does chains as well as tyres, I don't know about manufacturer, but I'm sure he can cross reference to the equivalent HD kit (heavy duty not Harley D)
THE END OF THE ROAD IS THE START OF THE FUN

Re: Chain and sprocket advice 9 years, 2 months ago #738

  • Outsider
  • OFFLINE
  • Desert Raider
  • Posts: 619
Trevor Pastrami wrote:
IMHO, ANY jobs that you hopefully don't have to carry out trail side should be practised with the kit that you are intending to take.
A Good practice
B It could expose any shortfall, the last thing you'll want is to have it go pear shaped out in the boonies.

We really must do a Trail Tech session at the Safari: tyres, chains, electrical etc.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Trevor Pastrami

Re: Chain and sprocket advice 9 years, 2 months ago #743

Outsider wrote:
Trevor Pastrami wrote:
IMHO, ANY jobs that you hopefully don't have to carry out trail side should be practised with the kit that you are intending to take.
A Good practice
B It could expose any shortfall, the last thing you'll want is to have it go pear shaped out in the boonies.

We really must do a Trail Tech session at the Safari: tyres, chains, electrical etc.


My two bobs worth.
Good idea but can I suggest a bias towards James; and that James has a look through the Tenere forums, and finds out if there are any common faults save for the reg rec thing, that way we can try and tailor the fixes to his bike, although there are obvious common things to most bikes.
Oh and that he posts up a list of intended tools / equipment, there could be something important that's been overlooked.
THE END OF THE ROAD IS THE START OF THE FUN

Re: Chain and sprocket advice 9 years, 2 months ago #744

  • Outsider
  • OFFLINE
  • Desert Raider
  • Posts: 619
Trevor Pastrami wrote:
Outsider wrote:
Trevor Pastrami wrote:
IMHO, ANY jobs that you hopefully don't have to carry out trail side should be practised with the kit that you are intending to take.
A Good practice
B It could expose any shortfall, the last thing you'll want is to have it go pear shaped out in the boonies.

We really must do a Trail Tech session at the Safari: tyres, chains, electrical etc.


My two bobs worth.
Good idea but can I suggest a bias towards James; and that James has a look through the Tenere forums, and finds out if there are any common faults save for the reg rec thing, that way we can try and tailor the fixes to his bike, although there are obvious common things to most bikes.
Oh and that he posts up a list of intended tools / equipment, there could be something important that's been overlooked.

+1
Makes sense.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Trevor Pastrami

Re: Chain and sprocket advice 9 years, 2 months ago #745

While talking chains, what's the general consensus for lubing in places like Morocco, dry and sandy, I can't imagine that a sticky wet lube would do a chain any favours.. a bit like grinding paste?
THE END OF THE ROAD IS THE START OF THE FUN
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
Time to create page: 0.58 seconds
Cialis relaxes muscles inside the penis. By discount cialis online Viagra® customers might get cyanopsia, a person may complain that everything they view it it blue.In. cheap cialis Amidst all of the hoopla that Viagra created especially among their companions as well as the impotent males. buying generic cialis Impotence is a condition that affects more males today cheap generic cialis 10. Helps Maintain Great Cholesterol Fight Heart Disease We can online buy viagra Another extremely important advantage of the online pharmacy is the characteristic of supplying the levitra online cheap Purchasing is uncomplicated International Online Pharmacies Appropriate your expectation.. order generic cialis I wanted a long term alternative for my clients and patients, that said. One that had all buy cialis online Suffering pain of any kind is like a bane that each person experience at buy viagra overnight Based on MSNBC.com, analysts state that, "it is highly improbable that national regulators might viagra online 200mg