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Old 7th July 2018, 03:43 PM
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Bike lying up a while... rusty chain... was cleaning with Kero and some O-rings started to fall outa the chain..i didn't know chains had O-rings... they are probably there for a reason... chain looks fairly new.. was on it when I got it.. so do I need a new chain.. or is it still good..
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Old 7th July 2018, 03:52 PM
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It's fucked.
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Old 7th July 2018, 04:24 PM
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Get rid of it, O rings seal in the grease to the inner rollers, just get a new one for your own safety's sake
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Old 7th July 2018, 05:54 PM
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Thanks lads... that's what I thought ok... new one it is..
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Old 7th July 2018, 07:24 PM
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Default Re: O-rings 8n chain

Serious question... why dangerous? Sure, no o rings means the chain will last less due to the challenge of keeping it well lubed... but that should be it shouldn't it?
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Old 7th July 2018, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Caffeine
Serious question... why dangerous? Sure, no o rings means the chain will last less due to the challenge of keeping it well lubed... but that should be it shouldn't it?
That's about the size of it.
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Old 7th July 2018, 11:47 PM
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it it snapped you could be in big trouble, lad down along had a 140cc pit bike but no chain guard, the chain snapped and sliced right through the single cylinder block, I could not believe it , if that was his foot it would have been taken clean off
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