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Offline Bladerunner99

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Re: Drive Chain Replacement at 17000kms
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2021, 09:31:31 AM »
I came across a website with contact details for DID chains and asked the question, here is their reply

"No, we do not recommend cleaning sealed chains with kerosene or other harsh
chemicals.
Kerosene used to be the recommended cleaning agent that was displayed on the
chain box, but recent seal material upgrades have led us to removing that
recommendation. Prolonged kerosene exposure to the seals could have adverse
effects leading to a shortened life span. (Cleaning the exterior of the
chain with a rag without soaking the seals is what I do)
To be safe, we now recommend using cleaning agents that are labeled to be
O-Ring/X-Ring safe"

So there you have it.....straight from the horses mouth!
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Re: Drive Chain Replacement at 17000kms
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2021, 11:51:41 AM »
*Originally Posted by Bladerunner99 [+]
So there you have it.....straight from the horses mouth!

For reference purposes can you give us the name if the horse.

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Re: Drive Chain Replacement at 17000kms
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2021, 01:14:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
For reference purposes can you give us the name if the horse.

https://didchain.com/contact/

Daido Corporation of America
1031 Fred White Blvd. | Portland, TN 37148
Phone: 615-323-4020

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Offline hawkbox

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Re: Drive Chain Replacement at 17000kms
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2021, 02:53:41 AM »
My first chain on my 2012 lasted 50k km and the second one has 35k km on it and is still doing pretty good.

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Re: Drive Chain Replacement at 17000kms
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2021, 01:16:52 PM »

Ooh a chain thread.. I like how you say you're unimpressed with the chain life after 17k kms, the oem on my '20 tiger 900 has lasted 7.5k miles and I've probably taken it 500 miles further than most people would go... not just the chain its self but also how the rear sprocket has (hasn't) lasted, and apparently its bespoke to that bike. JT are the only after market people who list it but there is a 60-90 day wait... :034: Oh and triumph are out of chain and sprocket kits to supply to dealers.. :451: But hopefully as somebody pointed out we possibly have duff ones, and yes i do oil it but don't clean it but i would still expect a chain to last more that 7k even if I rode the bike through the sea to work

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Re: Drive Chain Replacement at 17000kms
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2021, 02:00:51 PM »
That's interesting stuff Ben_s thanks.  I am dealing with lack of Triumph supplied chain/sprockets/rubbing strip issues too.
Apparently the 50 tooth rear sprocket is almost unique to the T800 (?T900 also) so suppliers don't carry much stock.  For what it's worth 'Squaredeals' should be receiving my order from JT today (not sure whether to hold my breath or not).
My OE chain is now knackered at nearly 20K miles, the front sprocket is hooked but the rear looks absolutely fine.  I am changing it because I think it's good policy but who knows?
I can't comment on quality control on the new 900 but I have no complaints about the original kit on my '15 plate 800Xcx
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