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post #1 of 4 Old 01-13-2020, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Chain came off and is jammed in back wheel.

Pretty bad situation. I was accelerating out of a parking area and as I was about to go into 2nd gear when my bike came to an almost immediate halt and engine cut off. I looked around to see what the problem was and saw my chain was poped off and jammed with the back wheel. I couldnt move the bike at all but was able to lift it up and swivel it off the road and away from traffic. I know now, a little too late, that my chain was probably too loose. But my question now is what the next step would be.
I had to leave it on the side of the road tonight because the local shop was closed and no one i knew had a trailer. Would this be something I could fix on my own? (I have very limited mechanical experience) or If a shop worked on it how much might it cost to repair?

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post #2 of 4 Old Yesterday, 01:45 AM
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With a few tools and a service manual, almost anyone with a bit of mechanical knowledge and determination can fix your bike. I recommend the Honda and Haynes manuals, but not Clymers. The chain and both sprockets need to be replaced. Most shops are going to charge well in excess of $100 to fix it, and possibly $200 or more.

Where are you located? You might be close enough to another forum member who'd be willing to assist.

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post #3 of 4 Old Yesterday, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sounds good. Are there specific chain brands or lengths I should look into? Had a friends help me out and the process seems simple enough. Just need to get the parts now

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post #4 of 4 Old Yesterday, 10:24 PM
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The standard chain for the 250 is a 520 size O-ring chain with 108 links, and the sprockets are a 14 tooth front and 33 tooth rear. D.I.D, RK, EK, and Sun are all good quality Japanese made chains. J.T. Sprockets and Sun make good sprockets. The best prices can usually be found on ebay or Amazon. If your friend has a chain break tool, you can frequently find chains with more than 108 links for less money. Just remove the extra lengths. I suggest using a clip on type master link, which should come with the chain. Be sure to lube the pins, install the O (or X) rings, and install the master link clip in the proper direction.

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