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    Damage from chain coming off....

    So I was riding out in he backcountry and after hitting a puddle that was a little deeper than it looked my chain came off and piled up. Luckily I was on going about 15kmh. It jammed below the rear sprocket and I had to remove the sprocket to get it back in place. ( happy to have the little tool kit! )
    Anyway, broke one half of a link off and had to ride over 100km home like that.
    Long day on the TDub! I wanted to post some pictures of the damage and get your opinions on how far I need to go on repairs.
    I am going to replace the sprockets and chain
    ( stock 14/50 and a 428 x122) but I am a little worried about damage to the bottom end.
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    And here’s the chain I rode home on...
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    I'd pull the cover and look for damage there. Other than that just clean things up and replace that seal in the hub.
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    I am very surprised, and impressed, that you were able to ride 60 miles with that broken sideplate!

    Those wounds are fairly commonly seen on used TW's. I would just knock off the sharp edges from the rear hub and swingarm, replace the chain, and keep a closer watch on your chain tension.
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    I was pretty surprised too! Not much of a choice but to ride it or hitchhike though!

    That good to hear the damage isn’t too bad. I figured just a clean up would be more or less what I needed
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    Glad to hear you aren't hurt.

    I'm going to re-check my chain tension before I go for a ride today. I have a new 130 link 428vx chain to install, but I need to decide on gearing before I cut.

    I've only been to the Island a few times before, but I would imagine you aren't doing a lot of sustained high speed travel, sort of like me.

    So yeah, I'd be curious to see what your gearing choices are. Hope the bike is healthy, too.
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    I am going to stick to stock gearing. I do a fairly equil amount of commuting and trail riding so it’s best to stick to the middle.
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    I feel your pain. I bought that bike like that. Luckily only cosmetic damage. The chain had a bent link too. Watch that chain tension.
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    A loose chain is a happy chain!
    Just not too loose...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badgerflorida View Post
    I feel your pain. I bought that bike like that. Luckily only cosmetic damage. The chain had a bent link too. Watch that chain tension.
    That’s Crazy! Exactly the same damage!
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