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what's the average mileage for a replacement drive chain ??? I've done 6000 miles, is that about right from a well maintained chain ??
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Re: Drive Chain

Thats way low mileage for a chain replacement. I had over 10,000 miles on mine and it was still in excellent condition.
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not sure, i do give it full power in first and second (well most gears) but this is a small island and a lot of the time when i'm going from a to b so to speak its red line in 1st and 2nd, lot of torque i guess ? prob squeeze another 1000 miles out of it max. cheers for the post.
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Re: Drive Chain

Is it the original chain and sprockets?
6000 miles is way too low in my experience.
Well maintained you should be able to get at least 10,000 miles and 20,000 isn't impossible.

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Re: Drive Chain

funny i wondered the same. ive 8000 miles and its show at the adjuster(red band) time to change. its the original chain and sprockets, tho the bike sat in a garage for 4 years before i got it at 4k and then put 4k of my own on it. i did think this a bit low. ive bought a chain, did of bike bits, a breaker off ebay, and im gonna tackle changing it myself. the sprockets look fine so im not changing them, and ive read others dont change them every time unless they look worn etc.
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cheers for the info guys, unfortunately i wont be doing many miles for a while as i was side swiped on thursday by a VW Transporter van which left me with 2 broken toes and a very messed up unhappy Blade. looking at 1500 quids worth of damage !!! hope i win the insurance case. Thanks for the posts tho. I shall keep running the chain as it really is in good condition and so is the sprocket. Have to see in another 1000miles what the garage reckon. thanks again
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funny i wondered the same. ive 8000 miles and its show at the adjuster(red band) time to change. its the original chain and sprockets, tho the bike sat in a garage for 4 years before i got it at 4k and then put 4k of my own on it. i did think this a bit low. ive bought a chain, did of bike bits, a breaker off ebay, and im gonna tackle changing it myself. the sprockets look fine so im not changing them, and ive read others dont change them every time unless they look worn etc.
if you bought the bike used then the mileage may not have been correct.. it coould have a swapped odometer or had the stuff pulled off for track days etc.. i got 20K from my stock chain & sprockets and i beat the hell of it..

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sorry to hear about the incident, hope everything works out with the insurance and healing up quick!!

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Re: Drive Chain

thanks vertical954rr, will give chain closer inspection when i've stopped hopping about the place, thanks again
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