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Offline applecorp

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Kick stand and chain issue.
« on: February 12, 2021, 02:45:30 PM »
Ok, so bike has been sat (covered) in the freezing cold for the last 6 days. Started her up this morning no problem, changed into gear and the engine cut out, side stand was raised so it wasn't that. So squirted the whole SS area with WD40 assuming the safety switch was stuck, waited a few minutes and it then worked fine? Anything to worry about here or is it just the cold?

Anyway, after that was resolved, went out for about a 30 minute ride, got home and just thought I'd check my chain oiler was working when I noticed the chain tension was really tight, like dangerously tight.

I can't fathom how this has happened. I adjusted the chain about 6 weeks ago, tightened up the axle bolt to 110nm as per specs (checked again today and hasn't loosened) and chain tension has been fine the whole time until noticing it today, the wheel hasn't moved away from the adjuster bolts, so what on earth could have happened?

« Last Edit: February 12, 2021, 02:48:33 PM by applecorp »

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Re: Kick stand and chain issue.
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2021, 04:19:44 PM »
Do you have a centerstand?  Did you adjust the chain on it?

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Re: Kick stand and chain issue.
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2021, 04:23:37 PM »
Bike has CS as standard but I adjusted it on the side stand. Checked tension when sat on the bike etc. As said it's been fine for 5 weeks as I check the chain almost every day. Just suddenly over this last week where I haven't ridden the bike it's suddenly gone really tight.   :191:
« Last Edit: February 12, 2021, 04:28:16 PM by applecorp »

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Re: Kick stand and chain issue.
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2021, 05:51:44 PM »
Have you checked the front sprocket?
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Re: Kick stand and chain issue.
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2021, 06:03:22 PM »
I haven't as of yet, way too cold to look at anything at the moment.

What could be wrong with the front sprocket?

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Re: Kick stand and chain issue.
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2021, 06:11:58 PM »
Possibly the locknut has come loose, just something else to check for what seems a weird occurrence!
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Re: Kick stand and chain issue.
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2021, 06:17:41 PM »
It is a very weird occurrence, never experienced anything like it. If anything chains stretch, not tighten!

Obviously first thought was somehow the wheel bolt wasn't tight enough and it has slowly worked it's way back gradually tightening the chain, but it hasn't moved a millimetre. It's still on the second to last little circle adjustment marker both sides..
« Last Edit: February 12, 2021, 06:20:35 PM by applecorp »

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Re: Kick stand and chain issue.
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2021, 06:24:34 PM »
Was the chain under the same tension throughout a whole revolution of the wheel?
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Re: Kick stand and chain issue.
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2021, 06:27:21 PM »
You mean when I adjusted it 6 weeks ago?

There is a tight spot and one of the links seems to be stuck at a slight angle to the rest. But overall the chain was sufficiently slack.

I've not actually tested the tension the whole way round as of today, as said too cold. It's so tight though it's a wonder it was going round, a wonder it didn't snap or anything.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2021, 06:30:10 PM by applecorp »

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Re: Kick stand and chain issue.
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2021, 06:30:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by applecorp [+]
You mean when I adjusted it 6 weeks ago?

There is a tight spot and one of the links seems to be stuck at a slight angle to the rest. But overall the chain was sufficiently slack.

I've not actually tested the tension the whole way round as of today, as said too cold.

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