Just cleaned mine and wiped it with Redline Hyper Seal.
Some of my recent maintenance chores have left me feeling the same way. But since I have plenty of spare time, as long as I'm not damaging more parts than it would cost me in labor going out... I guess I'm still coming out to the good. Mind sharing what type chain lub you use? That guard looks nasty, but the lub's not dripping all over the place, so my guess is it's staying on the chain also.I wished I had paid someone else to do the job now!
Instructions for DID's chain riveting tool give this spec for the diameter of the rivet flare: 5.5 to 5.8mm.......................520VX2I am always worried about the chain being riveted enough, yet just as worried about making it too tight. So hopefully this will hold. It was about as tight as I could turn the tool anyway.
(The link is a VX2, but the chain is a VX3, I have no idea what the improvement is.)
Some chain kits come with a setting tool. If not measure in between the side plates with a caliper and set the new link to that.I have a generic chain tool, and buying the rivet link separately it did not have any instructions with it, so thanks for that.
I will measure it at the weekend, as I can always add a bit more if necessary.
Put a positive spin on it and believe you are just ticking off the list of jobs. A few more good riding days ahead.Found a new way to "break" it.
Sadly the tyre is dead and will need replacing, so scheduled that for tomorrow afternoon. Only 8,306 miles old, which is still an infant for a Road 5. Hopefully the front one should last as long as a new rear so they can expire together.
So I decided to remove the useless lighting, which meant removing a side panel to feed the cable out. But when i went to put it back together the centre of the rivet pin went straight through and disappeared. Luckily I knew where I had a spare, so went and got that. Pressed the centre pin and it bounced out an no idea where it went! I have more spares somewhere, so not the worst problem. But when I went to screw the panel to the frame it was as though there was nothing behind the bolt. Because there was nothing behind the bolt.
A rubberized nut sits in the frame and the rubber was just torn that it no longer held the nut in place. So for now I took the rivet pin from the other side panel to have something extra to help hold it in place. Then I found the missing rivet pin, so could use that on the other side. Still no sign of the spare one, though. Hopefully lost in the bike, to be rediscovered when i next remove the battery, though I am sure it landed on the ground.
But even with the tyre fixed, I do not want to risk riding the bike until I have a replaced nut for the side panel. £5.99 for an O.E.M. replacement, or £6.99 on eBay for a pack of eight thrid-party ones, with bolts. With the risk the other panel will end up the same when I remove it to install the new wiring, I went for the latter.
It is feeling like I will not be able to ride again this year, because no matter how trivial there always seems to be something else.
Bloody Honda!A rubberized nut sits in the frame and the rubber was just torn that it no longer held the nut in place.