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    Threw my chain. What now?

    Played hooky and had a nice long fall ride, two-up. Almost home, when the rear wheel froze up. So, maybe it was too loose? Anyway, I had to lift/skid it out of the intersection.
    How do I get it to roll, so I can get it home?
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    #2
    Holy shit. Looks like the chain is wedged between the wheel and swingarm and removed some of your wheel lip too. Start taking the chain guard and counter cover off and see what can be pried out. Might be able to pry and try rolling backwards.

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      #3
      Take the chain apart, the master link is right there. Then you might be able to work the chain free by rotating wheel and or pulling on the chain. Otherwise, you will have take the wheel off.

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        #4
        It popped out when I rolled it back up on to the center stand. Got the chain back on and rode it home. So, I guess the chain can be too loose after all. How much wheel lip is too much to shave off? I'm finally down to my racing weight.
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          #5
          It may be a matter of not only being loose but a worn chain. I would check the side to side play but might just be time to get a new chain.
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          89 BlackHawk 2.0 - On the lift and being assembled
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            #6
            You need a new chain, and you need to do more frequent maintenance. operator error.
            Last edited by squirrelman; 10-11-2022, 09:23 PM.
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              #7
              Originally Posted by BKSmarty View Post
              It popped out when I rolled it back up on to the center stand. Got the chain back on and rode it home. So, I guess the chain can be too loose after all. How much wheel lip is too much to shave off? I'm finally down to my racing weight.
              I'd bet somthing else is/was wrong over it being too loose.
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                #8
                That sprocket looks pretty worn,.
                Brian - Richland, WA
                1991 Hawk GT
                1997 VFR

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by bk94si View Post
                  That sprocket looks pretty worn,.
                  Nah... this is worn.

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                    #10
                    My clutch is slipping!
                    Brian - Richland, WA
                    1991 Hawk GT
                    1997 VFR

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