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i was ridding on the road luckily only about 30kph and the chain joiner broke or unclipped itself. I couldnt find all the pieces so had to call blossum to pick me up with the trailer. Problem being she couldnt hook up the trailer so it was a double trip In the car. The chain wasnt that loose , only with a slight rattle  at times. Has it happened to anyone else ridding on the roads. Or maybe the chain was to loose and somehow it unclipped itself. 



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Yep happened to me a short time back I was lucky I was only a short way from home on the way home from work two days before I had been out on a 120 mile round trip on the lanes. I carry two spare links and some spare chain plus a chain splitter. a split link can let go at anytime an you are lucky if one lasts the life time of the chain. so swap them out for a new one from time to time an keep the old one in your tool kit for back up.



-- Edited by pug on Sunday 25th of January 2015 10:08:01 AM

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Good suggestion about replacing the link now and then

I always keep a spare link, a few spare O-Rings and small link press and breaker in my kit

all packed in this little tin with a bit of rag for wiping and to stop it all rattling

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2004 TTR250 - Highway Dirtbike Hand Guards, 38mm Bar Risers, D606 Front & Rear, Opened up Airbox with Twin Air Filter, Re-jetted Carby, B+B Bash Plate & Frame Guards, DIY 3mm Alloy Tail Tidy, 14/47 Gearing.

 



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Just check the clip on the joining link is on the correct way as the come off if on backwards .

They also can come off when worn away buy worn chain guide or not correctly clipped in due to the plate not squeezed in when fitting the clip 

Never had any problems myself but learnt by fixing others mistakes



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Joiner link was on the right way.  I think i destroyed the chain with beach ridding and leaving a 13 tooth sprocket on to long that was hooked. But the adjustment was only half way on the adjuster snails and the pull chain test from rear sprocket seemed  ok. 



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Never happened on my TTR in two years of owner-ship but has happened three times on my CRM 250, in six months of owner-ship. The last time, I punched a hole in the crank case with the chain. I'm not sure why this has happened, because I use a Renthal R3 chain on both bikes and I'm certain I don't fluff up the fitting of the link. I've finally sorted the hole out, but it's now leaking from behind the sprocket, so that seal needs doing at some point, the chain has stretched as well from just under the half-way mark on the snail adjusters to the final click. I'm not sure whether to remove a couple of links from the CRM chain or whether to put a new one on again.

I miss riding my TTR. I need to sort out this gear selector issue.



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I'm guessing the chain has been on there for a while for it to be stretching that bad and to be busting split links, if so whip a new one on. Didn't you say you did an enduro on your CRM? If so that probably didn't help, alot of big suspension compresses will contribute to the chain wear/stretch.



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It was a new chain in January, but I was commuting on the bike as well as green laning and track riding. I'd suspect I got about 4,000 miles out of the chain, I snapped the old one on the way home from work and it got lost on the A46, that was a long push. I was doing an enduro practise day when I punched a hole in the engine, I was just starting to get into the swing of it as well. I think I'll get a new chain, fourth one now. cry



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