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 Post subject: Chain life
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:07 pm 
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Hi,

Does anyone know what kind of mileage they get out of a standard chain on their 250 Hornet please?

Thanks in advance of any replies


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 Post subject: Re: Chain life
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:36 am 
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The OEM chain on mine lasted 15,000 miles+ and this can be improved or reduced depending on how tight or loose it is run and how well or infrequently it is lubed. The original on my bike was only replaced after 28,000 KM's

I have found that if you adjust it and leave it for as long as possible but lubing it regularly (especially after rain) it will not need much adjustment in that period and lasts well


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 Post subject: Re: Chain life
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:28 pm 
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Thanks for the info Floydy. My partner checks the chain and cleans and lubes it regularly. Seems from what you say that I may be due for a new chain soon ...


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 Post subject: Re: Chain life
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:32 pm 
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wht is da meaning of OEM chain? can u upload some pic of OEM chain


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 Post subject: Re: Chain life
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:37 pm 
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RudeBoy shashi wrote:
wht is da meaning of OEM chain? can u upload some pic of OEM chain


Oem - original equipment manufactured (stock)


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 Post subject: Re: Chain life
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:24 pm 
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well ive got a normal chain on mine for now... it has lasted 11,000 kms... it runs dry fast... so i have to oil it every other day... its not an o-ring... i opted for the cheaper option.... I wouldnt advise it though... ive adjusted the chain on time to reduce sprocket wear... hopefully i will be able to use another chain on the same sprockets!

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 Post subject: Re: Chain life
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:26 am 
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venomafiax wrote:
... it runs dry fast... so i have to oil it every other day... its not an o-ring...

I have installed a Scott Oiler automatic chain lubrication system. Got it for a special price when I was in Germany recently. They even got installation instructions for the Hornet 250 on their website.

Works nicely! Chain is quiet, well lubed and they claim it gives up to 7 times longer chain life and even some extra power due to reduced friction. :angel

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 Post subject: Re: Chain life
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:09 am 
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Borschtsch wrote:
venomafiax wrote:
... it runs dry fast... so i have to oil it every other day... its not an o-ring...

I have installed a Scott Oiler automatic chain lubrication system. Got it for a special price when I was in Germany recently. They even got installation instructions for the Hornet 250 on their website.

Works nicely! Chain is quiet, well lubed and they claim it gives up to 7 times longer chain life and even some extra power due to reduced friction. :angel


Nice... ive made my own scott oiler... clear tubing, an old syringe and works a treat.... once every 2 days a quick squirt of oil and its all lubed well....
Will post pics... as i reply im cleaning my front sprockets and crap... the amount of gunk! :Bang

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 Post subject: Re: Chain life
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:05 pm 
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veno... you still have a pic of that scottoiler?


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 Post subject: Re: Chain life
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:54 am 
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veno... you still have a pic of that scottoiler?


Yes i do... but its not called a Scottoiler... i should give it a new name... its been on for a long time and works fine... Got some old pics, sorry about the blurr..

The syringe under the seat stores the oil. This also makes it quite easy to re-fill.
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A close up from under the seat area-
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What it looks like from the side
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A close up near the sprocket
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And you wont notice it from the outside :angel
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 Post subject: Re: Chain life
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:40 am 
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for me I replace my roller chain every 6,000 kilometers or every year...

why?

coz it only cost me $10

but if I'm gonna replace my chain with d.i.d or EK gold chain then It will take much longer time to replace them...


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 Post subject: Re: Chain life
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:12 am 
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forcemajeure wrote:
for me I replace my roller chain every 6,000 kilometers or every year...

why?

coz it only cost me $10

but if I'm gonna replace my chain with d.i.d or EK gold chain then It will take much longer time to replace them...


errrrrm.... so what happens to the sprockets ? do you change them too?

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 Post subject: Re: Chain life
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:02 am 
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the sprockets they are still in good condition.. they still look like OEM... not too sharp not too dull...

if they are way too pointed and roller chain is like jumping no matter what adjustment I make then time to replace


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 Post subject: Re: Chain life
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:35 pm 
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I assume you reduce links on the new chain then?

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 Post subject: Re: Chain life
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:13 pm 
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originally from 110 links to 109 or 108...

I can use the 110 links but, I don't want to extend the wheel too far behind, I prefer the rear wheel to be at the middle

I think I'm still using OEM sprockets, most likely the previous owner replaced it...

they are not yet worn out... I hope... will try to post pictures of the sprockets...


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