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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-01-2020, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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I was cleaning my bike yesterday and while cleaning the chain I discovered three o'rings were missing. Two were completely gone and the third was hanging on by a thread. The bike's only done 14,000 kms and the chain is well lubed and looked after etc. I've never come across this on my previous bikes. Anyone else had chain issues?
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I never had this on all my bikes. I think you should change it for safe.
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For sure, the chain is toast.

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@Bad Alice Sorry to hear this... can you post a few pics of it?

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Hmmm. well you have to change the chain at least. This is not a common problem and if it was me I would investigate the front sprocket and seen if maybe there is some play in it or the teeth are off centre? Just guessing but im thinking other than a defective chain maybe the front sprocket isn't lined with the links. are the o rings missing on the same side or both ?
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Thanks for the feedback! Yes Rhino, all three are missing from the same side. Interestingly, I phoned the bike shop today to order a new chain and they asked me to bring the bike in to view the chain and then they'll have a chat to Ducati. Let's see what happens.
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I was cleaning my bike yesterday and while cleaning the chain I discovered three o'rings were missing. Two were completely gone and the third was hanging on by a thread. The bike's only done 14,000 kms and the chain is well lubed and looked after etc. I've never come across this on my previous bikes. Anyone else had chain issues?
Yeah my oem chain decided to explode a bunch of the rollers. That was around 10,000miles
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Getting an RK Gold X Ring 530 chain fitted next week. Anyone tried one of these? Looks pretty cool in gold and the 530 is a heavier weight than standard. Other than that, I don't know sh#t about chains!
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Getting an RK Gold X Ring 530 chain fitted next week. Anyone tried one of these? Looks pretty cool in gold and the 530 is a heavier weight than standard. Other than that, I don't know sh#t about chains!
530? you're upgrading to bigger sprockets too? I thought the fit was 520.

I've only purchased EK chains.
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Getting an RK Gold X Ring 530 chain fitted next week. Anyone tried one of these? Looks pretty cool in gold and the 530 is a heavier weight than standard. Other than that, I don't know sh#t about chains!
530 isnít a heavier weight, itís a different size. Well, it is heavier because itís bigger but itís not the right chain for your bike. May want to do some more reading
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