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Old 08-22-2011, 11:46 AM   #91
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Originally Posted by steves View Post
I'm not sure what damage you could do to a sprocket while learning, but I'm one of the ones who would say to replace it as a set.
none at all.....but if you leave the road, smack a tree, and total the only lost the $ money you put in the chain, not the whole set.

in other words, put as little as possible into your bike, as a new rider, until you are sure you can ride it without wrecking it.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:50 AM   #92
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:21 PM   #93
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it's all y'alls fault. don't remember all the discussions on the subject? at least 5 years "you WILL dump it if you are a new rider...just a question of when".

you guys wore me down...and I was drawn to the darkside.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:29 AM   #94
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Wow, lots of knowledge in this thread. I wasn't sure how to go about cleaning the chain, but I think I'm going to get that grunge brush and then just use the spray can my mechanic suggested. Any other recommendations to make this a thorough job, but still very quick and easy?
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:24 PM   #95
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AFAM sprockets and D.I.D chain you got a 25-30,000 mile chain if cared for .
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:03 PM   #96
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Default good stuff

as a new rider (and new to woking on motorcycles) i found this post to be very informative. thank you.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:25 PM   #97
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so on the same subject on chains. ive got a 93 750 kat. i just cleaned my chain with wd-40 to get a lot of grime off, then cprayed liquid wrench chain lube, but after reading im almost certain thats wrong, i also noticed i have about a 2 inch deflection of the chain the back tire is adjusted all the way back. is it time for a new chain? there doesnt appear to be any unusual wear.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:12 AM   #98
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Does anybody know how many links my chain would need to run a 15/50 set up. Itís an 05 Katana 600
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