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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-20-2007, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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O-ring vs non O-ring chain

Just wondering, cause I just bought a non O-ring chain for my bike, it didnt have an o ring chain before either, or if it did, the rubber rings crumbled and left about 10 years ago.

is it ok to use a non O-ring chain on a motorcycle, so long as I keep it cleaned and lubed frequently?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-20-2007, 10:05 PM
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It is fine... just requires more maintance.




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Just wanted to be sure, Thanks a bundle GM!
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It is fine... just requires more maintance.
Lube and inspect more often. Other than that, it'll be fine.
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well, how much more often do I need to lube/inspect the chain? not that I mind any, I mean its a great form of therapy to me to do maintainence on my ride.
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well, how much more often do I need to lube/inspect the chain? not that I mind any, I mean its a great form of therapy to me to do maintainence on my ride.
every week...

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It also wont last as long in my experience. Hey,BM is a bike more likely to highside with a softish suspension?

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I'm not sure about highsiding, but soft suspension in the rear makes a bike more inclined to keep both wheels on the ground during hard acceleration because your suspension has more give in it that would otherwise be your front tire coming off the ground.
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Every week would be nice...

After every wet ride it should be re-lubed.

It should be inspected weekly
Cleaned and relubed at least monthly depending on milage.




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Hey,BM is a bike more likely to highside with a softish suspension?
it doesn't matter the suspension setup. high siding is caused by undesireable slip and grip. since a softer suspension requires better throttle control, it may actually cause more highsides than a stiffer suspension. softer suspensions dive more and makes the bike more unstable with sloppy throttling.

i prefer it because of my dirt track background.

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it doesn't matter the suspension setup. high siding is caused by undesireable slip and grip. since a softer suspension requires better throttle control, it may actually cause more highsides than a stiffer suspension. softer suspensions dive more and makes the bike more unstable with sloppy throttling.

i prefer it because of my dirt track background.

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Thanks,that's kind of a yes. It took me awhile to get a suspension tool for my bike with the f-ing recessed shock that has theadjustment rings way in the swingarm. I'm gonna stiffen that bastach up tonight!

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