1. Autos
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Step By Step: How To Inspect, Lubricate, and Adjust a Motorcycle Chain

By

3 of 8

Inspect Your Motorcycle's Sprockets
Step By Step: How To Inspect, Lubricate, and Adjust a Motorcycle Chain

Inspect the sprocket for wear closely; the shape of the teeth will tell a lot about how the bike was ridden and maintained.

© Basem Wasef

Front and rear sprocket teeth are good indicators of maladjusted chains; inspect the teeth to make sure they are meshing well with the chain. If the sides of the teeth are worn, chance are they haven't been seating well with the chain (which probably shows corresponding wear.) Wave-shaped teeth wear is another irregularity that might suggest that you need new sprockets.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.