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Old 11-01-2012, 11:12 AM   #324
crofrog
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Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Annapolis Maryland
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Originally Posted by davethegoat View Post
crf450r.....Chain stretch. I've put three different chains on it and they all stretch within 2 hours of adjusting them. It wouldn't be that big of a deal except that the knobbies get chewed off the side of the tire. I now have an o-ring chain and it does it too. I know it takes less than a minute to adjust it but I forgot to bring the torque wrench last ride out and had to call off the rest of the day's ride because of it...
You're running your chain way to tight... Move the swingarm up until all the pivots are in a line. The chain should be slightly loose there.

Non-oring chains stretch allot faster than o-ring specially if not well lubed.

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Also, if you drop the dirt bike in the soft sugar sand, you will bend a radiator and it will start leaking. Ending your day early. I ended up buying the braces after the second time it happened(shame on me) Come on, though I shouldn't have to drop proof a dirt bike. Braces should come standard.
Welcome to every dirt bike ever. You can either invest in the protection, not crash, or play factory rider and keep a trailer full of spares. The manufactures battle on weight, they aren't going to add weight like that.
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