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    Default My next chain-sprocket set.

    Guys.,

    I own a 10 month old CBR150R and had done 10k kms.

    I used to lube my chain every 500kms with TVS chain lube (can't source any other brands)
    and clean it with kerosene and lube it every 1500-2000kms.

    Last week, my chain slack got increased and I went to the ASC to get it corrected.
    And, once done., they said its almost time to replace the set.
    I was shocked. with just 10k kms, it needs replacement!!

    The chain on my bike is a normal type master link chain.
    (or is it a O-ring., How to find that??)
    Out of the 10k kms on my odo almost 90% was on highways at speeds ~100kmph.
    I usually shift at 7-9k RPM, even with town limits, (I like the feel to rev hard)
    and you can very well say I'll be on the higher range of RPMs most of the time.

    All that said.,

    Is it okay for a
    open, normal (non o-ring or something like that) chain to wear out this quickly??

    Also, my rear sprocket has worn off, it seems.
    The chain is not a tight fit into the sprocket. It gives a 1or2 mm movement horizontally over the sprocket.
    Is this a sign of poor maintenance and that I should take more care in future??

    And also., as it is now time to opt for the next set of chain and sprocket.,
    Shall I go with the existing type or will it do any good opting for O-type (a type i learned to exist, from google) ??
    Also, heard that this O-ring chain is pretty costlier than a normal one., is it worth it?

    And if opting for a O-ring chain., can I just get a chain from a source and use it on the Honda's sprocket.? (Won't the chain differ in dimensions)

    I look forward to all you guys for the answers!
    Pardon me, if any questions are noob.. for, am just a technical rookie.
    The limiter kicks in @11,500 rpm just within a second after the first shift..And, that's where the fun begins !! ;)

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    If you are replacing chain or sprocket , go for ROLON OR DIAMOND , they are best makers of chain set . Also use sae90 grade oil for lubing , i guess you already know that .

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    Quote Originally Posted by RohIIT View Post
    If you are replacing chain or sprocket , go for ROLON OR DIAMOND , they are best makers of chain set . Also use sae90 grade oil for lubing , i guess you already know that .
    Must we use 90 grade oil if we have chain spray?Oil is much cheaper,I would be happy to use it on my RTR 180.FYI,I am using oil on my splendor.
    ROLON OR DIAMOND makes chain+sprocket for every bikes?What are the advantages,cost compared to stock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neevarp16 View Post
    I look forward to all you guys for the answers!
    Pardon me, if any questions are noob.. for, am just a technical rookie.
    Rolon or Diamond, as suggested by rohiit are the best bet.
    As for chains, a good resource @ The Complete Guide to Chain

    O-ring ones are better but are more prone to wear-&-tear too & need scheduled cleaning / lube etc. Just FYI, all Pulsar's & Avenger's are on O-rings.
    Last edited by whymail; 04-07-2013 at 11:42 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whymail View Post
    O-ring ones are better but are more prone to wear-&-tear too & need scheduled cleaning / lube etc. Just FYI, all Pulsar's & Avenger's are on O-rings.
    If more wear and tear means that O-Ring chain on my bike lasts ~25k km per set (instead of 10k in this case), I would definitely vote for O-Ring
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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
    If more wear and tear means that O-Ring chain on my bike lasts ~25k km per set (instead of 10k in this case), I would definitely vote for O-Ring
    Well even mine lasted around 20k with not much loooking after. Rode it with no or less lubrication over extend periond and still stood 20k. Afterall we use rolon chains and they are indeed of great quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RohIIT View Post
    If you are replacing chain or sprocket , go for ROLON OR DIAMOND , they are best makers of chain set . Also use sae90 grade oil for lubing , i guess you already know that .
    Thanks for that pointer rohiit.

    Quote Originally Posted by whymail View Post
    Rolon or Diamond, as suggested by rohiit are the best bet.
    As for chains, a good resource @ The Complete Guide to Chain

    O-ring ones are better but are more prone to wear-&-tear too & need scheduled cleaning / lube etc. Just FYI, all Pulsar's & Avenger's are on O-rings.
    Thanks for that link.
    Any idea of bikes that use normal chain., so that we could get a more clear idea of its wear time.??

    Quote Originally Posted by albyjose View Post
    Must we use 90 grade oil if we have chain spray?Oil is much cheaper,I would be happy to use it on my RTR 180.FYI,I am using oil on my splendor.
    ROLON OR DIAMOND makes chain+sprocket for every bikes?What are the advantages,cost compared to stock?
    I have planned to try oil with the next set., whatever it may be.
    But., what if the cost of a O-ring is thrice or more than a normal chain (heard, it is)
    and it lasts only double the distance., that's kinda pointless., right??
    The limiter kicks in @11,500 rpm just within a second after the first shift..And, that's where the fun begins !! ;)

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    Must we use 90 grade oil if we have chain spray?Oil is much cheaper,I would be happy to use it on my RTR 180.FYI,I am using oil on my splendor.ROLON OR DIAMOND makes chain+sprocket for every bikes?Whatare the advantages,cost compared to stock?
    Chain lube spray are good and handy for a quick clean , they have a degreaser and a oil in same can , 90 grade oil is recommended by many companies for lubing chain and foam type air filters , 90grade oil is quite viscous and sticks to chain very effectively , mine splendor's chain was never cleaned but still lasted for 30k , so rolon and diamond are real good , stock chains are supplied by rolon or diamond or its of their own make e.g hero has its own chain which is not of good quality as compared to above two brands , i use kerosene to clean the chain and lube it with castrol gl-4 90 grade oil , the chain performs real good and vibrations are dampened .

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    10k is too less a mileage for worn off sprockets. It can be attributed to high revs but even that being the case, I'd expect it to last at least 15k.

    My OE chain sprockets lasted 18k, out of which I never cared lubing for the first 10k odd kms. I learnt riding on my bike, hence a lot of newbie errors were committed on this very bike.
    Later, sourced ROLON set and have been lubing it every 300-400 kms.

    I'm not sure if DIAMOND makes CBR's set, but ROLON does.

    BTW, my bike has a normal chain, not O-ring.

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