Crazy experience yesterday

John Soliday johnsoliday at
Wed Oct 24 15:43:01 PDT 2007

You're lucky the chain didn't smash into the engine case and crack it or put
a hole through it.

John (been there done that)

-----Original Message-----
From: dominatr37 [mailto:dominatr37 at] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 6:18 AM
To: Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion
Subject: Crazy experience yesterday

So I have some students yesterday morning with the riding school. I head
there and after a 30 mile ride, as I'm about to pull into the parking lot, I
lose forward motion. I mean the bike is free wheeling. No power getting to
the wheel. It runs fine and revs, but nothing is happening. So I push it
across this heavily traveled road, and into the lot, then look, and my chain
is missing. WTF??? I walk back down the road and pick up the chain a hundred
feet back. The riveted link is just gone. Just like that. The chain had 12K
miles on it, it's not like it was installed yesterday. Luckily I was a block
from the dealership who does work with our school. I put it on the trailer
for the training bikes and ride one of those over to the dealership while
George drives the truck with the trailer and my bike on it. This burned me
up, because the chain had damage to a roller, and could not be simply put
back on with a new link. I had to buy a new chain. I let them install it at
this point because I had had enough. $206 later I was out of there. Talk
about annoying...

Ralph L. Angelo Jr.
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