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Motorcycle Chain Wear

Many motorcycle owners overlook the importance of their bike’s chain. Having a good chain is crucial for both motorcycles and bicycles alike, but motorcycle chains are usually far sturdier and less prone to failure. As a result, a chain that is on the verge of failing can go overlooked for a long time before it becomes a serious problem.

Changing a motorcycle chain is not the simplest maintenance task. Changing it the right way requires more than just popping the old chain off and attaching a new one. To make sure your machine runs smoothly and safely, it is important to change the sprockets where the chain attaches as well. It’s also extremely important to adjust the chain length according to the bike’s manual, and to realign the wheel correctly when putting it back.

For that reason, people who are not experienced motorcycle mechanics might find it best to leave the job to the professionals. A good mechanic has years of experience repairing and maintaining motorcycles and can make sure your chain is attached correctly. A good mechanic also knows where to get high-quality parts for your motorcycle.

Unfortunately there is no way to guarantee absolutely that your motorcycle chain will be a safe one, or that your mechanic’s repairs are reliable. Shoddy repairs and poorly-manufactured parts can put your safety at risk.

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If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, losses, and suffering. To discuss your case with an experienced Cedar Rapids motorcycle accident lawyer, contact Leehey Olson Law, P.C. today by calling (319) 294-4424.

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