The week that was....

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The week that was....

Post  mtbeerwah on Sun 01 Oct 2017, 11:50 am

Had to go to Gladstone early Wednesday morning, from Brisbane. Left at about 2:30 am,  got there at 9:00am.
I'm still in constant tune with my Gen 2, so checked my plugs when i got there. Number 2 was a little lean,  so tweeked to richen it a little. 
When putting in number one plug,  as have done. ...Lost track of count,  I somehow,  due to where i have a relay on my frame for the HID low beam,  hit the relay terminals, and blew up my ballast, it didn't blow the fuse !.....not happy. This was a german Hella ballast, that wasn't cheap. I bought a halogen HB4 bulb, and just used the standard wiring to run it.  God....how bad is halogen after HID. Scary trip home Thursday night,  as I just couldn't see. High beam still a cracker though. (Remember, gen2, two different lights )
3/4 of the way back to Brisbane, I started feeling the chain start to clunk on rotation, and then a buzzing sound from the chain. ( about 2:00am )
Pulled into the next garage and had a look.......the chain slack was now about 120mm of play, not 20-30mm, as should be.....what the????
Thankfully I always carry tools when doing distance, so adjusted,  and went on my way.  Had about another 150k's to go.  Checked again when I got back to Brisbane, and again, it had stretched to 50mm of play. 
I've never had a chain do this.  It's got 25 000k's on it, and it's stuffed. Yes they start to go off, but not this bad. 
I clean it regularly, and spray the shit out of it,  to keep it wet.  "Yes,  I should get an oiler".

One good thing happened,  although not fantastic in terms of economy, but is for this bike, I got 18km/L, when I usually get 14.9km/L.

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Post  paul on Sun 01 Oct 2017, 10:00 pm

Life would be boring without these little adventures though wouldn't it ..................25000km isn't many for a maintained chain .I have had one go quite quickly as well at the end of its life  , but not that quick. what brand was it ?

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Post  mtbeerwah on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 7:00 am

paul wrote:Life would be boring without these little adventures though wouldn't it ..................25000km isn't many for a maintained chain .I have had one go quite quickly as well at the end of its life  , but not that quick. what brand was it ?
Yeah,  25000 is not a lot Paul. 
It's an RK GXW, and I've never had an issue with one. 
Over the weekend,  i've done about another 300k,s, just doing errands here and there,  i've had to adjust it 3 more times,  as it just keeps on stretching.
New sprockets and chain on order.

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