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Today was a nice sunny warm day here in NW Arkansas that calling to ride anything with two wheels!!! So "The new toy" was the choice of the day.Pull out of the garage and about a mile or so I decide to go back and lube the chain so I did. Got back on the road and notice a weird thing when shifting in gears, stop and look around and my chain was almost dragging the floor!!! WTH? this bike has only about 400 miles.

So you know!!! another one bite the dust!!! I endup riding my Ruckus instead!!!
 

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I don't understand. You lubed the chain and it got really loose? If that is what happened it sounds like a badly neglected chain to begin with.
 

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Seems to me the only way that it could loosen that much would be to jump off the sprocket, break, or have the rear axle slide drastically forward. Tell us more. Believe it or not I added a o-ring chain several thousand miles ago, and have not had to alter the adjustment after several thousand miles of moderate (not gonzo) riding. Many advise changing to a better chain sooner rather than later to avoid unnecessary wear to sprockets. Hey its only $50 or so. You just don't want it going through the case or locking a wheel. Good luck. Tom
 

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Today was a nice sunny warm day here in NW Arkansas that calling to ride anything with two wheels!!! So "The new toy" was the choice of the day.Pull out of the garage and about a mile or so I decide to go back and lube the chain so I did. Got back on the road and notice a weird thing when shifting in gears, stop and look around and my chain was almost dragging the floor!!! WTH? this bike has only about 400 miles.

So you know!!! another one bite the dust!!! I endup riding my Ruckus instead!!!
400 miles only? I bet a dollar YAMAHA forgot to click the master link all the way snug. did you check this? was it the master link? or did it just pop out of the sprockets intact. if this were the case then i think your chain was too lose or the axle nuts were lose and your tire moved forward. im just guessing. cheers
 

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Though the OEM chain is not great - I replaced mine at 3,000 miles ---- it could have gone further but since I was going on a long trip the following summer with the TW I decided to install a new chain (and sprockets).



Sorry to hear about your misfortunes.



Mike
 

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No,the chain wasnt on the floor or nosing but was pretty slacky, so today got it adjusted. I dont know if the lube help to get it lose but seem like it to me!!! And yes few miles from now Im going to buy me one of thoses wonderfull Oring chain.



Thanks guys!!! Im like so not a mecanic that aint funny!!!
 

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Since I only have 3 years of riding expeience under my belt I don't thrash the bike at all, and since I own my trails I don't want to rip them up even if I could thrash the bike, so I went 6000 miles on the stock chain before replacing it and the front sprocket. Even with my wimpy riding style I think I was adjusting the chain every 300 or so miles.
 

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A dry chain will kink up, then when lubed will relax as you describe. The stock chain is junk. If it has already done as you say it has probably already ruined the sprockets.
 

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A dry chain will kink up, then when lubed will relax as you describe. The stock chain is junk. If it has already done as you say it has probably already ruined the sprockets.


streched a little bit and rides fine now, it did relax when I lubed but the sprockets still good seem to me!!!



Thank: Miguel Angel
 

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streched a little bit and rides fine now, it did relax when I lubed but the sprockets still good seem to me!!!



Thank: Miguel Angel


Like the others said the stock chain is a pain and needs constant adjustment-some say the problem is the chain is too small for the bike. Switched to Dido O ring in early summer and it is night and day difference. It is well worth the money and makes the TW far more reliable and hassle free.
 
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