Originally Posted by AdventureSeeker
Thanks guys. When I had the wheel off, I believe I followed the service manual installation instructions which did not, I think, say anything about spacers
The only reason for mentioning, is the sprocket side the spacer fits into a grease seal, which is recommended to pack some grease on the inside lip of the seal----brake side it is possible to have misalignment , however you would notice immediately when trying to put the chain on.
Originally Posted by [B
I'm well familiar w/ battery testing, voltage test is fine but load test is fail, battery is dead[/B], new one on the way. I believe these are unrelated issues. FWIW I bought this bike NOS in 2015, and it's a 13, so who knows how well they treated the battery. I know I killed it a few times being dumb.
Sounds like you solved it , how many miles???, MY test for stator output should take no more than 5 minutes, better to try it than to find a second battery failed, although your mention of Stupid
, may explain the failure, only reason I mention is it has happened before, better to be riding on it than working on it.
Originally Posted by [B
I believe in the original video I posted that I had the chain alignment done very poorly.[/B] I had previously learned to do it using the hash marks and/or a micrometer, folks here told me to use a chain alignment tool and not trust the hash marks. I think my eyeballs are on crooked, because I have a very hard time using the alignment tool.
There are some sticky links in the chain, ones that are less inclined to rotate than others, so we lubed those extra. Then I started it up on the lift and let it run for a while, giving it a little more lube. It's still sorta doing it but I'm not exactly clear on how much is normal. Here are two more videos.
This one is after alignment and lube but the chain is cold:
This one is after it ran for long enough to come fully to temperature:
[quote=Do we still think I need to change the chain?
If I do, which is a better option, a steel DID X-Ring, or a steel JT Sprockets HD X-Ring chain?[/quote]
If you haven't already damaged the sprockets, I would advise replacing the chain
, what you did with the bike on the lift is very dangerous, I don't think you would be too impressed seeing your bike take off and crash, others have done it as you did, my feeling is the same!
The first video it appears that the chain is too tight, the manual shows proper chain slack and how to, both your owners manual and the full manual available on this forum, if you haven't already downloaded it I would advise you to download it. I personally have the full service manual in paper.
Many opinions on lube, WD40, I use Dupont chain saver and Dupont multipurpose lube.