2 - Check that the chain is neither worn out nor damaged. If the
rollers or the links are damaged, replace the chain by follow-
ing the instructions given in the Periodical Maintenance Table.
3 - Check that neither the sprocket nor the crown are damaged.
4 - Wash and clean the chain as described hereunder.
Washing the chain without OR
Wash using either oil or diesel oil. When using gasoline or tri-
cloroetilene, clean and lubricate the chain to prevent oxidation.
Washing the chain with OR
Wash using oil, diesel oil, or paraffin oil. Never use gasoline, tri-
cloroetilene, or solvents, as the OR may suffer damages.
Use instead special sprays for chains with OR.
Lubricating the chain without OR
First dry, then plunge the chain in a bisulphide molybdenum lu-
bricant, or in high viscosity engine oil. Warm up the oil before
Lubricating the chain with OR
Lubricate all metallic and rubber (OR) elements using a brush,
and use engine oil with SAE 80-90 viscosity for the internal and
5 - If the chain has been cut, reassemble using a joint.
6 - Assemble the joint spring (a) by turning the closed side to the
chain direction of rotation as shown in figure below.
NOTE*: Even if all the joints are reusable when in good condi-
tions, for safety purposes we advise using new joints when re-
assembling the chain.
7 - Accurately adjust the chain as described on page 47.
WARNING: The chain oil has NEVER to get
in contact with the tires or the rear brake
Chain tension rollers, chain driving roller,
chain guide, chain runner
Check the wear of the above mentioned elements and replace
them when necessary.
WARNING*: Check the chain guide aligne-
ment, and remember that a bent element
can cause a rapid wear of the chain. In this
case, a chain fleeting from the sprocket
1- Chain tension roller
2- Chain driving roller
3- Chain guide
4- Chain slider
a- Joint spring