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change chain? how often

So I took my bike to the shop for the 12k service and he said I also need new chain and sprockets. is thins normal mileage to be changing the chain out?? thanks.
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yep, 12k is normal for the factory chain, may not have to change the sprockets but you should if youre doin the chain
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K thanks just dont want to get screwed by a shop.
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dont want to get screwed by a shop
If you take it to the shop at all, you can't avoid that.
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yea I learned that, but Ive also learned that having your "mechanic" friend work on it isnt always the best idea either..
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yea I learned that, but Ive also learned that having your "mechanic" friend work on it isnt always the best idea either..
buy a manual n learn to do it yourself. It will bring you n your bike closer
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good idea, ive just never trusted myself to do the work..
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good idea, ive just never trusted myself to do the work..
well, its either that or take a big jar of lube when you go to the dealer.
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yep, 12k is normal for the factory chain, may not have to change the sprockets but you should if youre doin the chain
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DING DING DING
YOU ARE WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!!

You must always replace all 3 parts at the same time. if not you will prematurely wear the new parts.

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So I took my bike to the shop for the 12k service and he said I also need new chain and sprockets. is thins normal mileage to be changing the chain out?? thanks.
No. Unless you used battery acid to lube the chain, it should last thousands of miles more. Is the chain rusty? Has it reached the end of adjustment? Was it adjusted too tight? Is it noisy? Will the wheel spin freely? Are there kinks in the chain? Did he say why they must be replaced?
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DING DING DING
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I meant he doesnt have to as in his tires arent going to fall off if he doesnt, however i completely agree, i would never do one without the other
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Yeah sure... but most of the time you'll find that when the chain is worn out most of the time so is the rear sprocket.




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Yeah sure... but most of the time you'll find that when the chain is worn out most of the time so is the rear sprocket.
i should get a pic of a vortex rear i took off of a friends bike(he left it through 2 chains) i cant figure out how it moved the tire, it was almost smooth on the outside.
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i should get a pic of a vortex rear i took off of a friends bike(he left it through 2 chains) i cant figure out how it moved the tire, it was almost smooth on the outside.
GM has some good Vortex sprocket pics...
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GM has some good Vortex sprocket pics...
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they said chain was past the wear mark, but i ended up going down 2 teeth in the rear for a lil more torque anyway.
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