It's loosened up a bit already - I'm assuming (hoping) this is normal for a new chain.... Is it....?
I dunno - there's so much more arsing around to do with those new gizmos. Is it just me?
It's not O-ring chain. It's 530 standard chain, 101 links.
In the days of the great empire of the Soviet Union there was a law that on many products the date of production had to be listed. Customers went by that by preferring products made on tuesday to thursday: monday was out because workers had shaky hands especially in the morning, friday was out because at the week´s end some racks for part storage were empty and the workers had to use substandard parts thrown away before to complete whatever they had to assemble. That was the commie way of consumer protection As in these good old days the Indian way of producing things today sometimes unfortunately achieves similar results. I really admire the courage of the management to export this kind of machinery to old Europe and the rest of the world , and we can notice that there are no two Bullets that are identical - every bike is a little different On the other hand it´s possible to be just lucky, and we know that this is much more likely with the new EFI-Bullets than it was with the old iron horse.
Singh - I bought the chain with 101 links, ready to fit. It was a simple job - I attached it to the old chain without the circlip and just pulled it through. Job done and ready to ride in about forty minutes.The Chain Man knew exactly what I needed and after our phone conversation I had the chain next day and sent the cheque by return. If you can find someone like him over there you'll have struck gold. I am resolved to improve my chain care. That said, I'm sure I had a dodgy chain to start with.
If you buy a chain that is to long I suggest not using a chain breaker. Grind the pins off until lower then with the side plate then knock off the side plate and push the link through. It dose less damage to the chain when it is new and tight.
Singh - I bought the chain with 101 links, ready to fit. It was a simple job - I attached it to the old chain without the circlip and just pulled it through. Job done and ready to ride in about forty minutes.The Chain Man knew exactly what I needed..