Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Grand Forks, ND, USA
Blew my chain off while riding yesterday
I am generally very meticulous with the maintenance of my motorcycles, and in particular my chain. I had inspected and lubricated the chain about 300 miles prior, but yesterday on my ride home from work the chain broke off and few into the ditch (taking my carbon fender and rear brake line with it).
Admittedly, I was riding a little aggressively, but I have never had a chain break on me before. I ordered new high quality chain, sprockets, and cush, along with new hardware. Anything else I should check while I am working on it? Is there something that could cause an otherwise ok looking chain (from the outside) to snap?
I bought the bike last fall and I don't know how long it had the aftermarket chain on, but the whole bike only has 3000 miles. They kept the stock sprockets it appears, and just added a gold chain (unless they came with the gold chain?)
Bike is a 2000 996.
Ducati 996; Grand Forks, ND