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gents i have a 08 rap 700. got fcr shocks (love them to death) but the setup i use for my riding style causes the swingarm to move almost thru the total travel causing my chain to derail. note: i use a blingstar sprocket protector and no skid plate on the swingarm (got hung up too much) leaving me with no guides. anything i can do.
 

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gents i have a 08 rap 700. got fcr shocks (love them to death) but the setup i use for my riding style causes the swingarm to move almost thru the total travel causing my chain to derail. note: i use a blingstar sprocket protector and no skid plate on the swingarm (got hung up too much) leaving me with no guides. anything i can do.
Don't quite understand what ur saying about the travel...and ur shocks wouldn't have anything to do with it either. As long as u have the chain tightened right it shouldn't be coming off...are ur sprockets really worn down? When was the last time u replaced all ur sprockets and chain? And if its a new chain you have to check it after the first handful of rides cause the new chains stretch...
 

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+1 a new chain will stretch fast. I usually tighten it ride around the block 3x's retighten repeat. The suspension going thru entire travel may through it but that means it needs to be tighter I'd think. The chain is loser when there's it's extend out and fully compressed and tightest when the swinger is parallel to frame and ground after any more compression it gets looser. I think that's how I understood it when explained to me. Jake I hope I didn't confuse you more.
 

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+1 a new chain will stretch fast. I usually tighten it ride around the block 3x's retighten repeat. The suspension going thru entire travel may through it but that means it needs to be tighter I'd think. The chain is loser when there's it's extend out and fully compressed and tightest when the swinger is parallel to frame and ground after any more compression it gets looser. I think that's how I understood it when explained to me. Jake I hope I didn't confuse you more.
No dann, he's sayin his shocks are causing the chain to derail cause they allow the swing arm to go all the way through the travel? ??? As do all shocks...
 

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Yeah either he didn't tighten chain enough or it's new and stretching quick right now. He coulda had stiffer springs on old shocks that didn't allow it to completely bottom out. I'd check the slack and tighten it and keep an eye on it. We gotta wait on him to reply with more. I think he left something out idk.
 

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New chain is gonna stretch fast gonna need constant tightened for a minute
 

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I vote for rear bearings... when mine were bad, the chain would keep popping off when turning left.
 

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what if he simply has the sprocket on the wrong side? i did that once when i put my carrier in lol...
 

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what if he simply has the sprocket on the wrong side? i did that once when i put my carrier in lol...
X2, a friend of mine broke 3 chains last year before he realized he had the sprocket on the wrong side after an axle bearing change.
 

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X2, a friend of mine broke 3 chains last year before he realized he had the sprocket on the wrong side after an axle bearing change.
SO how do you run a sprocket on the wrong side when the drive sprocket is on the opposite end? that'd be one hell of a long chain and the crossway look would be a tipoff...

or do you mean on the wrong side of the sprocket hub? haha
 

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SO how do you run a sprocket on the wrong side when the drive sprocket is on the opposite end? that'd be one hell of a long chain and the crossway look would be a tipoff...

or do you mean on the wrong side of the sprocket hub? haha
He put the sprocket on the wrong side of the hub... It was pretty obvious the chain was skewed when we realized it was, but he didn't happen to notice until a few weeks (and chains) later.
 

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right, when i put my carrier in thats what i did and it took me a few beers and a chair staring at it trying to figure out how the f my chain was crooked...lol i thought i put my carrier in wrong or something. easy fix though and i saved my chain :D
 
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