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Old 07-08-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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Need fellow ADV rider help chain about to break

Hi all.
Need some help here.
On my way from Toronto to Yellowstone with my son.
Riding a DL 1000 and have stopped west of Chicago , noticed a few of my O-Ring rubbers have come loose from the links.
Is this a major problem ?, and should it last till I get to Sioux falls ?- 500 miles give or take ?.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:10 PM   #2
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How many miles on the drive set? Sprockets hooked? I'm guessing pretty worn out?

Best case, start babying it to the next shop that stocks a chain & sprocket set. Too many potentially terrible consequences to regret if it fails.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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Keep it lubed in the mean time. The open links where you lost the O-rings are no longer internally lubed. You still have to lube the O-rings and rollers on an O-ring chain.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:24 PM   #4
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i would shoot some chain lube on it often like a non oring since thats what it is now. then get a new one fist chance you have along with sprockets if possible.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:02 PM   #5
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I bought a bike once that was missing probably half the o rings in the chain. I ran that chain for at least 3000 miles before replacing it. Just keep it well oiled, and keep a close eye on it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:49 AM   #6
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The O'rings keep the dirt out of the inner pins and the lube inside the links.

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Old 07-09-2013, 06:41 AM   #7
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Chains didn't even have O-rings for a long time. All it meant was much more frequent lubrication and faster wear. It will be OK for the rest of your trip but replace it when you get home.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:07 AM   #8
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Thanks mates

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