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    Thought I'd clean/lube the chain this morning, give it a good going over, check for tight spots.

    Of course, I found a couple of stiffish links and one that was bloody frozen!

    $250 to replace chain and sprokets :/

    Oh well, that should fix the vibration I've been feeling for a while.
    Meow.

  • #2
    $250 - $300 is about normal for a good set of chain and sprockets these days, did you get stand amount of teeth or go up or down at all?
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    • #3
      I spent $410 the other day if it make you feel any better? (inc. $75 labour)
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      • #4
        Ohh ouch!

        Did you try cleaning the chain and putting heaps of lube on and leaving it a while before deciding it needed replacing?? Ive had a few rather stiff links on mine before now that fixed by considerable lube n attention. That seized one didnt sound to hopeful tho

        Re: tooth dropping going down one on the front definately makes it more fun round the burbs :twisted: , but you loose all the top end :evil:. But having said that who goes above the state speed limit anyway?? If you have to replace the front anytime - DROP ONE!! It does make quite a nice change to such a little bike.

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        • #5
          I've been told it's better to increase a couple on the back rather than dropping one on the front. Even though dropping 1 on the front is the cheaper option.

          The front had been dropped 1 on mine and the resulting tighter angle was doing a good job of rubbing away the end of the slider on the swing arm that bit quicker.

          With my new sprokets I went back to the original size for the front and up 2 on the rear. Just as good.

          Anyone else know much about this?
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          • #6
            Ohh ouch!

            Did you try cleaning the chain and putting heaps of lube on and leaving it a while before deciding it needed replacing?? Ive had a few rather stiff links on mine before now that fixed by considerable lube n attention. That seized one didnt sound to hopeful tho

            Re: tooth dropping going down one on the front definately makes it more fun round the burbs :twisted: , but you loose all the top end :evil:. But having said that who goes above the state speed limit anyway?? If you have to replace the front anytime - DROP ONE!! It does make quite a nice change to such a little bike.
            I've been getting some vibration for a fair while now, and I'm pretty sure it's caused by the chain. I'd rather get a new set and then look after it properly

            Don't think I'm gonna change the sprocket ratios at all, I do some country riding and I need a little in the higher end.
            Meow.

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            • #7
              Don't think I'm gonna change the sprocket ratios at all, I do some country riding and I need a little in the higher end.
              In that case definately dont touch it - it would drive you nuts. Freeway riding just isnt the same anymore

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              • #8
                Don't think I'm gonna change the sprocket ratios at all, I do some country riding and I need a little in the higher end.
                In that case definately dont touch it - it would drive you nuts. Freeway riding just isnt the same anymore
                just get ur 600 jo .. that'll fix it for ya
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                Some say he only showers on even days of the week

                Some say he put an R1 motor in a coffee machine

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                • #9
                  Don't think I'm gonna change the sprocket ratios at all, I do some country riding and I need a little in the higher end.
                  go one extra to a 15 tooth sprocket and you'll experience lower revs at same higher speed on freeway. downside is you'll need a little bit more revs at slower speeds as it'll be a bit sluggish taking off compared to before.

                  it's a toss up - better freeway/country riding against a tad sluggish city/burb riding. i guess it's all about what you do more of.

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                  • #10
                    Don't think I'm gonna change the sprocket ratios at all, I do some country riding and I need a little in the higher end.
                    In that case definately dont touch it - it would drive you nuts. Freeway riding just isnt the same anymore
                    just get ur 600 jo .. that'll fix it for ya
                    Im working on it Slowly ....... *sigh*

                    Anyone want to part with a 00/01 or 02/03 gixxer 600??

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                    • #11
                      There's no way i'd ever gear a ZZR250 down!!! or up!!!!

                      It has a very limited top end as it is!!! :shock:
                      also accelerates too slow to gear UP!!! :shock:

                      I'd leave it as it is... and get a bike bike later if u want more of both!

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                      • #12
                        And it's done.

                        What a difference! The whole engine tone seems to have changed, and the bike seems to push a little more, musta been a pretty fucked chain.

                        Pity today is so awful, I wanna head out!
                        Meow.

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                        • #13
                          I was going to suggest soaking in kerosene. Mine got a trashing last country ride and like chump I forgot to give it the once over the night before.

                          I spent 1hr with a brass brush and kero now its all sweet as again :0

                          But I guess its too late... next time.
                          Will you insure me?!

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                          • #14
                            Soaking in kero isn't that easy, I have an endless chain so could have to pull lots of pieces off the bike to get at it. The best I can do is give it a good going over with a toothbrush
                            Meow.

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