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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:24 pm 
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Took the primary case off and the primary chain has snapped.
It seems to have eaten the inside of the primary casing too. Have a look at the pictures. I'm thinking I'm going to have to get it written off by the insurers as I don't know how much it will cost to fix and if it has affected any other part of the engine.

Any advise would be grateful

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:39 pm 
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Feck me, it'll take a lot to snap that chain! :o Had you upgraded the primary tensioner?

What are the chances that it was that snapping which caused your off? The tensioner breaking, getting caught and locking the drive-train and chucking you into the shrubbery.

Not sure that it would have done much to the engine, but maybe the gearbox wouldn't be so happy. That would probably be enough to write it off, if that's what you want.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:41 pm 
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It's a 2002 model so already had the upgraded chain tensioner.
Suspect it might be the reason i woke up in a ditch


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:44 pm 
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when was chain tenshion last adjusted

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:47 pm 
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harley glasgow did it as i was chicken to touch it


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:50 pm 
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mr_stabby wrote:
It's a 2002 model so already had the upgraded chain tensioner.

Yup, I can see that now I've looked at this pic.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:01 pm 
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It's fairly common for the chain to eat the cases a bit but I've never seen one that bad. Never known a triplex primary chain to break either :o

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:07 pm 
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bit soon to ask but if you do total loss it dont let the bike go and i will pay you the salvage value and a bit more no matter what cat. :oooops:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:08 pm 
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Hmmm, that could be cause rather than effect :?:

But it would seem that the chain has been eating the case for a while, that wear hasn't happened in an off, no way, IMO.

This bit of text was rubbish :!:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:16 pm 
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Was wondering about that but there doesn't seem to be any other marks on the chain, just appears to be one point of failure.

Not that it's very easy to tell from those pix, maybe another closer image of the inside of the primary case and the chain would help.

Still, with the race exhaust and some other rather tasty looking stuff, I'm sure there'll be a queue behind tubbs. 8-)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:21 pm 
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what does the bolt look like could the chain have been to tight as they get tighter when hot is there any other damage where chain could have snagged

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:30 pm 
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You're dead right Norm. I didn't realise there was more than the picture of the worn case :oooops: Cripes, I'm dim tonight there's 4 pictures up there :oooops:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:36 pm 
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how many of us are going to check primary chain tenshion asap :uhoh:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:05 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:39 pm 
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SORRY FOLKS THE INSURANCE BASTARDS ARE GETTING PHONED TOMORROW

another one bites the dust


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