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Drive Chain; Chain Lubrication - Triumph America Handbook

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Drive Chain

For safety and to prevent excessive wear, the
drive chain must be checked, adjusted, and
lubricated in accordance with scheduled
maintenance
requirements.
adjustment and lubrication must be carried
out more frequently for extreme conditions
such as dusty, wet, salty or heavily gritted
roads.
If the chain is badly worn or incorrectly
adjusted (either too loose or too tight) the
chain could jump off the sprockets or break.
Warning
A loose or worn chain, or a chain that
breaks or jumps off the sprockets could
catch on the engine sprocket or lock the
rear wheel.
A chain that catches on the engine
sprocket will injure the rider and lead to
loss of motorcycle control and an accident.
Similarly, locking the rear wheel will lead to
loss of motorcycle control and an accident.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Chain Lubrication

Lubrication is necessary every 200 miles
(300 kms) and also after riding in wet
weather, on wet roads, or any time that the
chain appears dry.
Checking,
Use
recommended in the Specification section.
Do not use a power 'jet' wash to clean the
chain as this may cause damage to the
chain components.
the
special
chain
Apply lubricant to the sides of the
rollers. This will allow the oil to
penetrate to the chain rollers and
bushes. Also apply oil to the chain
'X' rings. Wipe off any excess oil.
If the chain is especially dirty, clean
first using paraffin and then apply
lubricant as mentioned above.
Caution
lubricant
as
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