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Old 10-13-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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2012 with 930 miles and chain needs to be replaced?

I purchased a 2012 CBR1000RR and after bring it home and looking at the bike looks like the chain needed to be adjusted then I went to do that and now looks as I need to replace the chain.

Anyone know how or why the new bike will need a new chain so fast? Bike only has 930 miles on it

Also own a 08 1000rr and has a pitbull 520 conversion could i transfer the sprockets and chain from there onto the 2012?

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:47 PM   #2
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Why do you think it needs a new chain? Unless you have been riding with it way out of adjustment or riding in the gravel pit then I highly doubt that the chain needs replacing unless it was defective from the start to which Honda should replace at no charge.
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Was the chain ajusted properly on both sides of the wheel? I think the swing arm is a little longer on the 12 so the transfer might not fit.
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Why do you think it needs a new chain? Unless you have been riding with it way out of adjustment or riding in the gravel pit then I highly doubt that the chain needs replacing unless it was defective from the start to which Honda should replace at no charge.
I just purchased the bike, lol not sure what the previous owner was doing but I was attempting to adjust it and its going to be too far back and still have the more then amount of slack needed
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Was the chain ajusted properly on both sides of the wheel? I think the swing arm is a little longer on the 12 so the transfer might not fit.
Haven't gone to fully adjust it yet just got it on the stands and was checking it out before doing anything and compared it to my 08 and the chain is replacement diagram on the swingarm (don't usually follow it) but its going to be in the replace section after taking out most of the slack, might just take it to the dealer and see if they can replace it for free
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Check the front sprocket as the previous owner may have fitted a smaller 15 tooth sprocket. This would require the rear wheel to be adjusted further rearward than stock and possibly even into the indicated "replacement" zone to obtain the correct tension.
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:12 PM   #7
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Check the front sprocket as the previous owner may have fitted a smaller 15 tooth sprocket. This would require the rear wheel to be adjusted further rearward than stock and possibly even into the indicated "replacement" zone to obtain the correct tension.
alright thank you i'll check that out
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I have a stupid newbie question, wouldn't the rear tire smoke/spin really easy with a smaller sprocket ?

My 2012 runs just fine with the origional sprocket...but then I am a newbie.....

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Check the front sprocket as the previous owner may have fitted a smaller 15 tooth sprocket. This would require the rear wheel to be adjusted further rearward than stock and possibly even into the indicated "replacement" zone to obtain the correct tension.
The -1 sprocket requires VERY little adjustment. Probably a couple MM at the most. The circumference is reduced by just over 6%, which means the radius is reduced by just over 6%. No way it can account for a chain that new going into the "replace" zone.
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Did the previous owner put a smaller rear sprocket or ? Count the links in the chain also.If everything is standard I would be going back to Honda.
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