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I own a 02 sprint with just about 43,000 miles on it. For a little history I just had the chain and sprockets replaced about 800 miles ago. When I took the bike in for service I noted that it was making a tick tick tack noise when slowing only “had been making sound since purchase 40,000 miles". I was able to isolate this away from the motor by cutting the engine and placing in neutral with clutch while moving. Anyway once I got my bike back from the shop it still made the noise and when I asked they reassured me that chain noise was common on single sided swing arm bikes. Well be it with god’s humor I was out on an errand last night around 1AM and the chain broke. After a nice 1.5-2 mile push home I waited to call the shop. They told me they would let me know what they would make a decision on Monday when the mechanic that did the work is in. Any thoughts on the noise or what I should do?
 

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Jaracer64,
well bare in mind I've just had a drink.

I'd wrap the friggin chain around the guys head! :evil:

That could have caused you and you machine serious damage or worse.

One word springs to mind........... INCOMPETENT!

I would be just a little bit mad.

Get them to fix it........... apologise profusely remind them you may not have survived if you were at high speed mid bend or had the chain go through the crankcase.

And ask them to give you some sort of freebee to keep you smiling.

Jaracer64, that is very poor spannering in my humble opinion.

my advise there ya go.

Davem :cool:
 

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Wot DaveM said, and I haven't had a drink.........yet.
Have them pay transport charges too. And any damage. If you can, take pictures before thay put a hand on it again.

Don
 

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Had a similar noise last year on my CD250 Honda which I use for day to day transport to work and back. The bike was 18 years old and probably still on the original chain (20,000 miles when purchased 6 years ago, now 37,000 ). Although regularly cleaned & lubed, the chain adjusters ran out of adjustment a few weeks ago, being the cheapskate that I am, I removed a couple of links, next week I heard the same noise on the way home from work, a mile later, the chain came off the sprocket, turns out one of the side plates had broken, fortunately, I was able to get the chain back on the sprockets and ride the remaining 7 miles home at a very sedate pace.

Chances are the "mechanic" who replaced your chain and sprocket didn't rivet the soft link properly, or correctly install the circlip if that's what they used
 

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Hi Jaracer64 and welcome,

I'm with Dave, I haven't been drinking (it is only 10.30am here and still another hour or so until beer o'clock).

I'd be pretty p1ssed off TBH and would vent to them about it. Potentially a very bad situation and you were lucky not to come a cropper.
 

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I have a constant ticking noise on my ST, the dealer told me 'Don`t worry, it`s just the clock...'

:eek:
 

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I have recently had the ticking noise on my bike too. I found that it was caused by the chain.

If I tighten it up slightly so it is just on the limit (ie 35mm) at the tightest spot, it goes away. However I know that the chain should preferrably be a bit loose, rather than a bit tight, so I am going to loosen it off again slightly. At least I know what the noise is.

Having read these posts I am going to examine the chain a lot more closely to see if there are any dodgy links.

Don't you just love these forums :)
 
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