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rite me again! i dont have the tools to tighten up my chain(my fault i know) and ive recently noticed that the chain is almost touching the center stand. its not yet tho. what i wanna no is will it last me another 250 miles? has after that i will be taking it in for a new chain and sprockets to i just wannat no will it last with out causeing any damage to my bike all chain falling off. any advise??:confused:
 

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Buy some tools. Tighten it to the correct specification given in your handbook.

If a chain snaps it could easily write off the engine cases - and that won't be covered by warranty. Even worse, it could throw the chain mid corner, lock the rear wheel and you could end up smeared along the road under a lorry.

Of course, you may be fine - or you may die.
 

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I suppose there are two views.
The other being it might survive.
My version is, I wouldn't ride it like that.
What if you got massive chain snatch and it jump the cog? Doubtful, but wouldn't fancy a locked up rear wheel on a fast bend.
Or what if snatch or wear cause chain to snap?
Great if it goes backwards and disappears up the road.
What if it goes forward and takes out your crankcase?
A 24mm, 12mm and 14mm spanner collection are cheaper than a crankcase last time I looked.
 

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the chain is loose not to tight so i dont think there is any chance of it snaping im just asking if itt will last another 250 miles before the new chain and sprockets are fitted
 

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A loose chain can easily snap due to all the flapping around and hitting sprocket teeth at odd angles - particularly if it is worn.

If you don't think it will snap then what else would make it not last another 250 miles?

Sort it out before it kills you.
 

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if you can afford a new chain and sproket set , whats the price of a few tools compared to the heart ache of a police offficer informing your next of kin.

dont be a tight ass:(
 

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well i am getting it sorted nxt week ive seen worse chains then mine on bikes and people ave used then just thought id see what u lot thought. my sprockets are not worn either. and the chain is running on the spockets fine i think it has not effected the performance of my bike. i am talking about a cbf 125 by the way
 

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Why risk it?

once the chain starts stretching then you'd be surprised how quickly it gets worse. Last time mine started to go (I hadn't noticed how bad it was) I adjusted it up, but within a week I had to do it again, and again, and again.

If it's almost touching your centre stand then I wouldn't ride it like that.

Far to easy for it to jump off the sprockets on a bend, or any one of a thousand other scenarios almost all of which end up with the bike bouncing down the road and you lying bleeding in the gutter.

You might be Ok and nothing bad might happen, But you asked for oppinions and mine is that you should not ride it like that.

(Also if you get stopped by the law wouldn't they have something to say about you riding a bike in a dangerous condition?)

Just my 2c's

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well i am getting it sorted nxt week ive seen worse chains then mine on bikes and people ave used then just thought id see what u lot thought.
The vast majority of people on here will take the view that risking your life or a very large repair bill for the sake of a few basic spanners is just not worth it. You decide whether it's worth risking your life for the sake of a few quid for some basic tools.

my sprockets are not worn either. and the chain is running on the spockets fine
Then why are you getting a dealer to replace them if all it needs is some basic maintenance?
 

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its about a good centimeter from the center stand. and its running on the sprockets fine.

Oh well, a whole centimeter!! that'll be ok then, don't you know that's how much slack they are designed to have :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

If you don't want our advice then why ask for it...

If it snaps and you get hurt are you going to say

"I asked for advice from the guys on the forum and they told me it'd be ok, they know nothing!"

The advice is don't ride it.
Accept it and move on.
It's a couple of spanners and 5 mins work.
Stop looking for scapegoats and get your hands dirty.

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A chain usually has about one inch of slack, ( up and down movement ) the handbook says check and adjust every 600 miles.
That would suggest to me the chain can stretch very rapidly, more so when it is worn and approaching the end of its life. The packing between the links wears and the chain stretches which could lead to the link failing, as over tightening the chain can do, so both situations can lead to a chain snapping.
Never take that chance and get tools so you can adjust the chain when it needs it.
 

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Can anyone tell me the cost of hospital parking nowadays, I want to visit hammers19 when he gets there.
Do you prefer chocolates or flowers:rolleyes:
 

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well thx everyone foor ya advise took it to honda and its been ajusted. have been told its at its limit nowso hopefully it will last till tuesday.
 
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