GPZList Digest, Vol 69, Issue 3

Drew Blanchard drewblanchard at
Sun Aug 5 14:16:39 PDT 2012

Well, that's the frustrating thing.  The chain has less than 11,000 miles,
but it *is* the original chain (as far as I know - I bought the bike with
fewer than 3k miles on it).  Rotating the wheel by hand and checking for
tightness at several places does reveal more inconsistencies than I
remember on other chains, though.

The spacers on the rear wheel are in the right spot(s), but there's no
denying this bike has become very sensitive to chain tension.

Rear sprocket looks really good, as does the chain itself, but I also know
these aren't the most reliable measures here.  I've not pulled the cover
and looked at the front sprocket yet, but that's got to be next on my list.

I'd still love to know the relationship between taking a heavy passenger
and the sudden onset of the problem.  Of course, if this caused a tooth to
shear off, well, there ya go.  Will get to this some time this week and
report back.

Thanks to all for your input!

Drew in VT
'96 GpZ 1100

On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM, dominatr37 <dominatr37 at> wrote:

> Yeah I would say its the chain as well. How many miles  are on it?
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