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  • #1135

    Frank5168
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    @frankrzoska
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    Hi:  I have a 2007 GT250R brought 2nd / 3rd Hand.  Really good condition.  There is one thing that is perplexing me, the chain.  The chain has tight and slack spots in it.  I go to check the chain tension the chain appears to be slack 50mm play I rotate the rear tyre and a section of the chain appears to be tight little 15mm or no movement. Any well thought out and sensible suggestions as to cause and remedy would be gratefully appreciated.

    PS. While I’m here does anyone know the paint code for the engine the (browny-goldy-metallic) colour.

    Cheers

    Frank5168

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    ♠️ MARCEL
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    The chain has been shot, so it’s time to replace it.

    Also, go to your REAR sprocket.  Imagine the sprocket as a time-watch,  so at the 3PM mark.

    Pull the chain with your hand away from the bike.  If you see a GAP between the chain and sprocket.  – That’s also telling you the chain is done.

    Do you know how old it is and what brand it is ? – Usually the whole set is changed.

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      Frank5168
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      Quite right.  Had to “suck the kumara” (NZ slang for biting the bullet” and buy a new chain. The tight and slack sections of the chain are indeed classic symptoms of a knackered chain.

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