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Chain Life
« on: January 17, 2011, 08:48:02 AM »
Just noticed that the Triumph web site specification states the chain is an "O" ring chain.
If so then it isn't going to last long.....

Does anyone know for certain?

If it is a cheap chain I think a nice RK Gold X Ring chain to match the gold sprocket will be a must.
BTW did you know that the XC chain is longer by 2 links than the 800 Road?
According to one road test I read it is. 

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Re: Chain Life
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 09:32:00 AM »
I'd picked up from the winter triumph article posted by Admin, that the wheelbase of the 800 was shorter, becuase they had adjusted the chain length. does make you wonder how sensitive things are if it proves significnat enough to reduce the chain by two links.....

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Re: Chain Life
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 11:01:34 AM »
Indeed..2 links = 1 link top and bottom.
On my Tiger 1050 each link is 15mm.
Difficult to believe that 15mm makes that much difference.
Interesting that the same swing arm has so much adjustment that it can take the difference - or are they using 2 different swing arms??????? :187:

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Re: Chain Life
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 11:14:13 AM »
Chain length may have just as much to do with longer suspension travel.

My Street chain has done over 23K miles in all conditions, most complained it was a cheap chain, but lube little and often does work
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Re: Chain Life
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 01:49:43 PM »
That makes more sense... :020:

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Re: Chain Life
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 02:26:27 PM »
I replace the chain and sprockets on my DL1000 each year at about 12- 14,000 miles, usually a month before my yearly week long trip across several states. It's more for peace of mind than need, and inexpensive enough to just consider part of the cost of ownership. With Triumph dealers spaced further apart than Suzuki dealers in the western US, I'll probably continue that practice.
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Re: Chain Life
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 05:28:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by jenkspj [+]
Just noticed that the Triumph web site specification states the chain is an "O" ring chain.
If so then it isn't going to last long.....

Does anyone know for certain?

If it is a cheap chain I think a nice RK Gold X Ring chain to match the gold sprocket will be a must.
BTW did you know that the XC chain is longer by 2 links than the 800 Road?
According to one road test I read it is.

Here we go again with Triumph's dueling web sites.  According to US Triumph site, it is an X-ring chain on the XC ... :027:  Should be easy enough for a UK rider to pop down to the local shop and see.  We don't have any bikes yet ...   :019:
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Re: Chain Life
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 05:31:58 PM »
Thanks..I'd kind of assumed so, but was taken a back to read "O" ring.

Would be nice if Triumph could get their web act together.  :173: :192:

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Re: Chain Life
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2011, 06:18:07 PM »
The brochure states that its a X ring chain

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Re: Chain Life
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2011, 07:41:13 PM »
PROFI DRY LUBE people, profi dry lube.  After initial chain stretch, clean chain completely of all lubricant.  Dry and apply PDL.
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