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Old 01-01-2010, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: Chain tension problem

My rear sprocket had teeth that were inconsistent. Luckily, even the install instructions suggested checking them and grinding them down. If you have access to a bench grinder and a file, you can make short work of this. Besides, I'm not sure the steel in that sprocket is exactly 'mil spec' and chain riding up on the teeth could bend or break a tooth, or throw the chain, under the right torque situation. At first I was muttering rude comments about Chinese quality control, but then I thought, 'for $120, whadya expect?!' If I want Honda or BMW motorcycle quality, I need to buy Honda or BMW motorcycle.

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