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Old 04-28-2012, 07:12 AM   #14011
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:23 AM   #14012
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:27 AM   #14013
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Do I remember you from klr forums years ago?

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:53 AM   #14014
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Chain broke when i was going about 170 km/h
I think i was lucky...

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Old 04-28-2012, 12:42 PM   #14015
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:06 PM   #14016
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:16 PM   #14017
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:56 PM   #14018
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Made it through.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:05 PM   #14019
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Got through too

Lucky I had the Gobi floatation devices out back!

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:38 PM   #14020
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Ouch. How many miles was on the chain?
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:53 AM   #14021
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Not my best picture ever...

Chain broke when i was going about 170 km/h
I think i was lucky...

Rivet link fatigue, classic failure mode. Sack the guy who fitted the chain. It's really important to ensure that the link is pressed parallel otherwise the side plates bend slightly (on a micron level) every time the chain goes around. This causes fatigue and the results you see. Nearly always happens on the rivet link due to this. Obviously it could have been a flaw in the material but since it's on the rivet link, this cause is far more likely.

Time to drag your chain tools out from under the seat......right?
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:27 AM   #14022
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Rivet link fatigue, classic failure mode. Sack the guy who fitted the chain. It's really important to ensure that the link is pressed parallel otherwise the side plates bend slightly (on a micron level) every time the chain goes around. This causes fatigue and the results you see. Nearly always happens on the rivet link due to this. Obviously it could have been a flaw in the material but since it's on the rivet link, this cause is far more likely.

Time to drag your chain tools out from under the seat......right?
.... the forum suddenly goes very quiet as we all disappear into the garage and get busy with our verniers ;)
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:37 AM   #14023
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Got through too

Lucky I had the Gobi floatation devices out back!

Nice shot, on a very nice day, where abouts was the pic taken?

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Old 04-29-2012, 02:45 AM   #14024
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Nice shot, on a very nice day, where abouts was the pic taken?

Cheers John

Hi John
Thats Dixons Long Point Rd, Easter weekend after leaving Hill End and thats the Macquarie River.
Took a little while to dry out after that! (us, not the bike)
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:51 AM   #14025
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Nice bike, and congrats on a great looking buy!
What is that antenna for? Shortwave radio or something?
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