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Offline inztigator

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Stock chain - riveted or not?!
on: November 07, 2016, 07:29:15 AM
When you purchased your CR 2015, did you have a link-less chain, or was it a riveted one??

Every motorcycle I've purchased in the past, provided the chain hadn't been replaced, was shipped with a link-less chain, however my 2015 CR was riveted.

I am interested to see other riders responses  :015:
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2015 VFR800F, 2013 CBR500R, 2010 CBR600RR, 2008 GSXR600

Offline EvilWomble

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Re: Stock chain - riveted or not?!
Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 07:44:56 PM
to be honest I haven't actually checked, have only had it a fortnight though. Ill try and remember to check it in the morning as you have me curious now as well.

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Re: Stock chain - riveted or not?!
Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 02:19:53 PM
My 2015 Crossrunner came with a riveted link, as opposed to the old fashioned removable link.

That is it in the original state after 7000 miles.

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Re: Stock chain - riveted or not?!
Reply #3 on: November 08, 2016, 02:31:27 PM
*Originally Posted by tiggy [+]
That is it in the original state after 7000 miles.
Crap.. I really need to clean my bike...  :164:
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Re: Stock chain - riveted or not?!
Reply #4 on: November 08, 2016, 03:46:23 PM
It was all ACF50's fault  :005:

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Re: Stock chain - riveted or not?!
Reply #5 on: November 08, 2016, 04:04:40 PM
Stunning!

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Re: Stock chain - riveted or not?!
Reply #6 on: November 09, 2016, 06:41:03 AM
I assume that is a clean chain without any riding what so ever? I can clean my chain to look like that, but within a few kilometres the rear sprocket teeth turn black from what I can only assume is the rollers :023: And I have some tight spots after only 12000kms.
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Re: Stock chain - riveted or not?!
Reply #7 on: November 09, 2016, 11:55:27 AM
It's true, that image is after a good clean but 7000 miles in from new I guarantee. I cover almost everything with ACF50 (brakes and tyres excluded!) and when necessary wash it off with Muc-Off, reapply the '50 and lube the chain with a dry chain spray.

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Re: Stock chain - riveted or not?!
Reply #8 on: November 09, 2016, 04:49:21 PM
I've seen Tiggy's bike first hand and it does still look like new. :028:

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Re: Stock chain - riveted or not?!
Reply #9 on: November 09, 2016, 05:09:28 PM
Thanks Bruggen, I try!