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Old 04-01-2013, 05:51 PM   #96
max384
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Originally Posted by Warin View Post
Half worn? The teeth on the contershaft sprocket are hooked... I'd think that chain will be well beyond 5% stretch.

Replacing sections of worn chain with new does nothing for safety nor ware on sprockets... replace the chain - all of it when worn.

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Kenny - when the chain starts to go ..it will go rapidly ... replace your chain (and probably sprockets) NOW. Don't wait.

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If you want to save money ... replace the chain when only part worn - the sprockets will still be good. When that chain is again part worn - put the old chain back on .. and continue cycling the chains... this way you get more miles from your sprockets. Unfortunaly this is too difficult with "end less" chains - master links are the way to go here .. replace the master links every now and then as a safety measure.
Do you mean clip-style masters? No way I'd run a clip-style master link on the street.
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