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Offline king1

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Chain
« on: July 21, 2021, 15:35:12 »
On My 2014 DL650 the chain started clanking
Checked and adjusted chain
Next ride clanking again
Checked and adjusted
Same again
So bought new chain and sprockets
All fitted and adjusted but still seams to be clanking

Any ideas
Thanks

Offline graingerblaze

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Re: Chain
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 16:17:09 »
Probably a daft question but when you changed the rear sprocket, were the rear absorber rubber lumps all there and in good condition (number 6)? If one was missing or damaged that could cause a lumpy feel... just a thought.
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Re: Chain
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2021, 17:13:53 »
Yes all there
It was the same clunking with new chain sprockets as old ones
Did do another adjustment this afternoon at work see how it is going home

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Re: Chain
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2021, 17:41:37 »
You seem to be doing a hell of a lot of adjusting. The chain must be as tight as a tight thing by now. How much are you moving the rear wheel each time?
Have you lost a spring off centre / side stands? Are you missing a chain slider?
Are you absolutely certain it is the chain making the noise, and if so, ehat is it "clanking" on?

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Re: Chain
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2021, 18:14:55 »
Also, when does it make this clank? Power on/off, steady throttle, over bumps?
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Re: Chain
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2021, 11:57:11 »
Do you have a centre stand!, if so check that first might have week springs letting the stand bounce up & down hitting the underside of the bike when moving! :shrug:

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Re: Chain
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2021, 11:59:35 »
On a related note, do you have a sidestand plate fitted?
The extra weight has been known to make my stand clank and it took a while to work out what it was.

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Re: Chain
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2021, 13:02:51 »
Centre and side stands OK
Tighten chain then run bike
Chain loose
Chain is banging up and down
Run engine with bike on stand Chain clanking around
I keep tightening Chain before every trip still loose

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Re: Chain
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2021, 13:12:59 »
Have you checked the rear sprocket carrier bearing ..?
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Re: Chain
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2021, 14:06:13 »
You beat me to it kwackboy......... I've had that problem and yes the drive clunks.......   :fix:
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