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Tight spot on my chain.


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Right, I have a new to me 2004 Honda CBR 1000rr (which is awesome i might add!).


I noticed after the first ride that the chain needed adjusting, while carrying this out I have discovered a tight spot in the chain. I've adjusted it so the tight spot isn't so tight and the rest of the chain is slightly slacker than it should be.


After a brief ride out to test things I have noticed it's running a tad nosey, seems to be the front sprocket (which is in good condition).


Should I get a new chain and sprocket set fitted?


Matt.

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Soemtime my chain has been known to be noisy but usually stops after a while.


They also do say to adjust for the tightest spot (i always have done too)


with out a close up of the sprockets it would be hard to say if they need changing but I doubt they would.

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on a push bike if you get a tightspot i would loosen it up by either very slightly adjusting the pin with a chain tool, or putting a large flathead screwdriver in the chain and twisting it slightly. any reason not to do either of these to a motorbike chain?

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Tight spots can sometimes be lessened by flexing the chain the wrong way, ie not the way it normally goes (up and down) but sideways, at the tight bit.


If you continue to have problems, then yes, I would replace the chain and sprockets.

They do last very well when looked after... How long you had it mate?


EDIT: Bertie, on a 530 gauge chain, a screwdriver wouldn't touch it, if it managed to move anything, it would then be dangerous to ride and the rivets are not meant for any adjustment.

Shame really but hey ho

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Tight spots can sometimes be lessened by flexing the chain the wrong way, ie not the way it normally goes (up and down) but sideways, at the tight bit.


If you continue to have problems, then yes, I would replace the chain and sprockets.

They do last very well when looked after... How long you had it mate?


EDIT: Bertie, on a 530 gauge chain, a screwdriver wouldn't touch it, if it managed to move anything, it would then be dangerous to ride and the rivets are not meant for any adjustment.

Shame really but hey ho

 

i did wonder if it would work or not! its one thing having a chain go on a push bike but i wouldnt want my motorbike chain to snap so probably best to do it properly

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Yep if a chain goes on a bike, you tend to be lucky if doesn't punch a hole thru the gearbox housing or something.


One of the guys on here had a lucky one last year, he just coasted to a stop.... don't think he ever found his chain!!

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sounds to me like you have tightened the chain too tight and when the tightest spot comes round its making the noise!


Ive had this before on a bike


try loosening it off a bit


personally i dont like tight spots on a chain and i replace chain and sprocks ASAP!


But without seeing it its hard to say if it needs replacing

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