Adjusting chain - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
douglasgraham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bluemont Virginia
Posts: 508
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Adjusting chain

So I've got a little over 15000 miles on stock chain and sprockets and all of the sudden I'm having to adjust every other day? This has just started happening? Is the drive train just going off and I need to plan on replacing soon or am I missing something? Sprockets look good with no hooked or missing teeth and the chain also looks fine.
douglasgraham is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 01:31 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,327
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
If you weren't lubing the chain regularly, it MIGHT be done!

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 01:47 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Hillsburrito
Posts: 1,018
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Yes, a chain that requires frequent adjustemnets is telling you to go buy a replacement. Depending on how/where you ride, you could stretch it for a couple more thousand miles, but the day it's beyond the service limits is coming sooner rather than later.

Gustavo


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Gustavo is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 02:42 PM
Member
 
Element's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 2,241
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
That is true, but I have found that to keep the chain within the 1 inch flex sweet spot, it takes adjusting, for me every thousand miles or so. Lots of Teflon spray will help with wear, and wear equals "stretch", a misnomer.

My Album:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Element is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 03:56 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Columbia Missouri
Posts: 582
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Just a thought- when tightening the chain make sure the adjuster is fully seated before locking down the locknut, usally a quick kick of the tire will do this. I have seen people adjust the chain and the bolt is not seated so even with the locknut tight the chain is able to loosen on it's own. The same thing happened to a friend of mine, he had this happen.
If not sorry for comment and get a new chain.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Fishing and riding,doesn't get any better!!


2009 Lime green Versys
Baldwin reg. saddle w/lime grn. thread and gel insert
Hepco & Becker crash bars
Givi side carriers w/ E21's
Fenda Extenda
Motowerk foot peg lowering blocks & mirror extenders
cut tail fender
black lower panels
Mikesshields Gran Touring, clear
Alaskan Leather Pillion 1 buttpad (trip use only)
Sw-Motech 20mm riser

Versys gone..replace with Victory Hammer
Randy49 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
douglasgraham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bluemont Virginia
Posts: 508
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
So I found a kit from Driven Racing for 179.00. That’s steel sprockets and a chain. Looks like good stuff and they are used by ducati. Anybody know anything about them? Experience with their products? O yes the standard wear time for our stock drive train is 10 to 12 thousand miles so I'm over to 15000. Guess I did pretty good considering I carry about 200 pounds of gear everywhere with me for work.

Last edited by douglasgraham; 04-23-2010 at 04:09 PM.
douglasgraham is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 04:43 PM
Member
 
Element's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 2,241
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Is that one of the Hayden brothers or you crashing in your profile pic? Ouch!

My Album:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Element is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
douglasgraham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bluemont Virginia
Posts: 508
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
That is Alex de Angelis when he raced in the 250cc moto gp class. It was a warm-up lap (cold tires) at Philips Island in 2004. He got up and made the podium the power of youth. If that had been me I would still be in traction :-)
douglasgraham is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome