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  • Maintenance for chain in Pulsar200NS

    Hello Frnds,

    Recently i went to a garage in Karve nagar, Pune for my frnds bike servicing.
    The Mechanic over there told that in open chain type systems, the chain life does not exceed more than
    10k Kms.

    In my case i regularly keep the chain lubricated but i still have doubts about it.

    Pls suggest what more i can do to maximize the life of the chain.

  • #2
    Query approved.
    (Been There Done That) x 3.25

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    • #3
      I'm just an amateur biker, but i can help you with some points.
      1. Keep your o ring chain well lubricated. Especially during monsoons. Regular interval lubing is recommended.
      2. Use only good lubes, Yamalube, Tru spray are good ones considering cost and usage.
      3. Some use ep 90 or WD 40 whenever you don't have an o - ring chain lube, Never use "used engine oil".
      4. Adjust the slackness, never run with a loose chain bad for the chain/ transmission and its noisy/ annoying.
      5. For cleaning a dirty chain you can use kerosene or diesel. I still am not sure about that coz I've read kerosene and diesel affect those o rings in your chain.
      6. Dan's Motorcycle "The Rear Chain" - for more info also wait for other biker's suggestions.
      sigpicRide Safe..

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      • #4
        +1 to Ash_win's post above!

        You can use diesel to clean your chain. Here's where WD40/Zorrik comes in handy. Helps remove hidden dirt from unreachable places. Make it a habit of lubing your chain once in 15 days or 500 kms. This interval reduces drastically during monsoons. I lube once a week during monsoons.
        I generally use ROLON chain spray (140/- for 150 ml) or CHAMPION chain spray (475/- for 500 ml).
        After the spray I put a coat of grease on the chain as well.

        You may/may not follow the grease-related funda, but ensure your chain never runs dry. BTW, with proper maintenance you can see your chain live past 16-18k kms as well. Its all about maintenance.
        Got a $5 head? Get a $5 helmet.
        Because everyone who passes, isn't a martyr!

        Bullet Service Guide CBR 250R Parts Manual Fz16 service manual - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1-...VFQmJzakk/view
        Hero Moto Corp Bikes' Parts RE STD 350 Wiring Diagram (CI) Service Manual - Classic 350/500
        ZMR parts - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-U...it?usp=sharing
        P200NS Spares' prices - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...taGd5R2c#gid=0

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        • #5
          @Ash_win
          Thanx Buddy...will follow all the suggestions....

          @Divya..

          I have one more query...
          How will i get to know that the chain as come to its end of life cycle?
          Is it by the slackness in the chain or the noise??

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          • #6
            Originally posted by vikasmukul View Post
            I have one more query...
            How will i get to know that the chain as come to its end of life cycle?
            Is it by the slackness in the chain or the noise??
            Hi buddy.. Whenever the chain slacks it has to be tightened using the chain tensioner (part encircled in RED).. So you or the service center will be using this part to tighten the chain.. Now once this reaches its highest/max marking i.e. #28 (enclosed in purple) and thereafter the chains slacks, with use, then there is no way to tighten further and that would be the end..

            Please correct me if I am wrong



            PS: Pic clicked by xBhp member kaydee_bangalore
            Last edited by thegeneboy; 12-17-2012, 06:26 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by thegeneboy View Post
              Hi buddy.. Whenever the chain slacks it has to be tightened using the chain tensioner (part encircled in RED).. So you or the service center will using this part and tighten the chain.. Now once this reaches its highest marking i.e. #28 (enclosed in purple) and thereafter the chains slacks with use then there is no way to tighten further and that is would be the end..

              Please correct me if I am wrong

              Absolutely correct sir jee.


              PS: Pic clicked by xBhp member kaydee_bangalore
              El perfecto!

              BTW, I see a hole (for a nut most probably) near the encircled part. Does NS come with a full chain cover?
              Got a $5 head? Get a $5 helmet.
              Because everyone who passes, isn't a martyr!

              Bullet Service Guide CBR 250R Parts Manual Fz16 service manual - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1-...VFQmJzakk/view
              Hero Moto Corp Bikes' Parts RE STD 350 Wiring Diagram (CI) Service Manual - Classic 350/500
              ZMR parts - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-U...it?usp=sharing
              P200NS Spares' prices - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...taGd5R2c#gid=0

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Divya Sharan View Post
                El perfecto!

                BTW, I see a hole (for a nut most probably) near the encircled part. Does NS come with a full chain cover?
                The mount mount just left outside the red circle, right? Thats for the saree guard, which has been removed from this bike ... NS doesn't come with full chain cover

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by thegeneboy View Post
                  The mount mount just left outside the red circle, right? Thats for the saree guard, which has been removed from this bike ... NS doesn't come with full chain cover
                  O yup, the saree guard. Didn't strike me. Thanks buddy...
                  Got a $5 head? Get a $5 helmet.
                  Because everyone who passes, isn't a martyr!

                  Bullet Service Guide CBR 250R Parts Manual Fz16 service manual - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1-...VFQmJzakk/view
                  Hero Moto Corp Bikes' Parts RE STD 350 Wiring Diagram (CI) Service Manual - Classic 350/500
                  ZMR parts - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-U...it?usp=sharing
                  P200NS Spares' prices - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...taGd5R2c#gid=0

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                  • #10
                    hey i checked the snail cam in my bike and it is at half now.
                    Thanks buddy for your help..

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vikasmukul View Post
                      hey i checked the snail cam in my bike and it is at half now.
                      Thanks buddy for your help..
                      Ah there you go.. Its called a snail cam.. for some reason I just couldn't remember this name.. Thanks for pointing it out..

                      Already at half.. woah.. How many kms has your bike done till date?

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                      • #12
                        I have done 5900 kms till date.
                        I guess the slackness is coming too soon

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