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Reliability Of Chain Drive As A Daily.

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#1 Mini-dude


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:03 PM

I am going through several design ideas right now for my next build and I was just wondering how reliable chain drive are as a daily driver, i know someone that has a r1 mini and hasn't had much problem with it (non related to the chain drive) but it could be because his gentle with it.

Edited by Mini-dude, 17 April 2018 - 01:20 PM.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:38 AM

Darren from Pro Motive use to run his R1 Mini as a daily doing a fair few miles each day too and from work if thats any help

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:56 AM

if you can sheild it to keep the road crap out that should make a fair difference.

Edited by mini13, 18 April 2018 - 01:14 PM.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:45 PM

If you can shield it an use an oiler as well but that brings it's own problems in cleaning up the lube thrown from the chain. It needs a good guard which will trap it and hold in in the bottom of the guard. It means you need to clean out the guard regularly. 

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 01:43 PM

I would try and get a chain that doesn’t need lubrication and fit a cover to stop road grit and the like getting into it.
On industrial processes I recommend Tsubaki chains to prevent forced deterioration and fit small brushes to keep any dust off.
They make them for many applications including high powered sports bikes.
A quick google brought this https://www.sportsbi...ent_prod/53961?


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