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    Chain problems-2014 F800 GSA

    Anyone having chain problems on their GSA? My chain sagged about 5 inches, causing bike not to engage. Lubed chain about every 500 miles. Only lasted 16,000 miles. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by LPD434 View Post
    Anyone having chain problems on their GSA? My chain sagged about 5 inches, causing bike not to engage. Lubed chain about every 500 miles. Only lasted 16,000 miles. Thanks
    Welcome to the forum!
    From what I hear, chain life is a 20,000 mile average- you are not too far off. I also hear that it depends on the type of travel- street or dirt and the basic elements it's ridden in such as extreme heat or consistent wet.
    I don't think you are far off optimum chain life mileage, get a good quality o-ring replacement and probably the sprockets and you will be good to go.
    Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by LPD434 View Post
    Anyone having chain problems on their GSA? My chain sagged about 5 inches, causing bike not to engage. Lubed chain about every 500 miles. Only lasted 16,000 miles. Thanks
    Are you saying you were riding with 5 inches of sag in a chain?

    Never do that, learn to adjust it or have it done. That much slack can cause a crash, or come off, break the engine case etc.

    Rod

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    16K not bad, and as said, if you ran it that loose, you better learn some basic maintenance.
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    Too tight or too loose will accelerate the wear of a chain. Regular attention to cleaning, lubing and adjusting are part of chain maintenance routines. The F800GS does require a bit more slack than some bikes due to the long suspension travel, look in your owners manual for the correct adjustment and measuring procedure.
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