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Offline Ripsi

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Chain Rubbing Strip
« on: January 09, 2019, 12:40:42 PM »
Helooo out there

Ive just changed my chain and sprockets and was wondering about the chain rubbing strip

mine looks OK, there is a raised section in the center where the chain rollers run, but it looks oK, is there a wear indicator or is it purely a visual thing ?

I dont really want to have to fork out 50 on a new type if i can get away with it (mines the old single top strip rather than the dual strip replacement

Ive seen MuddyStumps video (excellent and infomative as per) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxXttSZtzw8&t=0s

Thanks in advance
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Re: Chain Rubbing Strip
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 01:07:13 PM »
If there's no holes worn through and still has a defined central ridge I'd leave well enough alone.  Mine's on 81,000 km and is fine.
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Re: Chain Rubbing Strip
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 01:34:59 PM »
cheers KildareMan.

Thats what i wanted to hear

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Offline Stevie.P

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Re: Chain Rubbing Strip
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 02:07:57 PM »
The gen 1 rubbing strips appear to certainly be more wear resistant than the later version. Worth checking, though based on the later one, is the front lower edge. I recall someone posting pics of his so worn the chain had worn into the swingarm. Worth getting down low to check, possibly with a torch?
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Re: Chain Rubbing Strip
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 04:15:18 PM »
Changed mine at aprox 30K looked like is was the original, and was showing quite a bit of wear at the front, (the bit that clips over the front of the swing arm and has been shown to cause damage to the swing arm). The new type can be a bit funny when trying to check / setup chain play. no signes of significant wear at 36+K. I agree with Stevie P that the original seems much more resilient that the replacement.
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Re: Chain Rubbing Strip
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 09:34:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
If there's no holes worn through and still has a defined central ridge I'd leave well enough alone.  Mine's on 81,000 km and is fine.
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Re: Chain Rubbing Strip
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2019, 06:01:56 PM »
Could be another reason to fit a chain oiler and have it turned up.!!!

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Re: Chain Rubbing Strip
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2019, 06:15:58 PM »
I have just booked my 18 plate XRX in for its 6k mile service , and was told Triumph recommend a new rubbing strip at every service. It is at A Triumph dealership

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Re: Chain Rubbing Strip
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2019, 10:41:40 PM »
I know triumph advise every 6K but my new strip seemed perfectly ok after a (hard) 6K my (Non Triumph dealership) local mechanic seemed quite happy and I could see no substantial wear. Do check for wear on the front of the rubbing strip where it clips over the front of the swing arm, that's where the damage occurs. Mind you, you must be under warranty, in which case I would go with the advisory to stop any possible warrantee refusals. Good luck !

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Re: Chain Rubbing Strip
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2019, 10:53:40 PM »
Blade Swindon advised it is done at 12k miles after I queried why it hadn't been done at 6k (as it seems it should be according to the service schedule).  As mine still looks good at 8k I can't really disagree with them; but I will keep my eye on it and will take it back to them if I think it needs doing before the 12k service.
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