Join Date: May 2001
Location: Colorado Springs, CO USA 80908
If ya can get the chain off. Hold it off the ground and swing it from side to side. Any more than 2 or 3 inches of "swing" the chain is shot. 10,000 miles (if that) is usually my max. If you replace the chain you should also replace both sprockets. I usually don't though. About 2 or 3 chains per sprocket. The stretch is caused by every links shaft and hole wearing. That is where the side play comes from. as the chain wears it "stretches" and the links get sloppy on the sprockets causing even more wear, specially to the sprockets. If you change your chain more often the sprockets will last longer.
A few ccs short of a full litre.
Last edited by mac020; 03-30-2006 at 05:25 AM.