A few weeks ago the original chain failed on my Tambo at a touch over 8000km.
With luck and skills
I manage to stop safety.
With the help of Scott we manage to get the Tambo up and running again and ride it home without the need of a tow.
On further inspection the chain failed at 3 spots. See pictures.
We can't figured out how this happen, as the chain had the proper 6mm space and lube regularly.
On examining the manual, it states that the Tambo needs to change the chain at 6000km interval and 1000S and Ago at 12,000km internals.
Luckly the rear tyre didn't lock up as I was just exiting a corner when the chain decided to crap itself.
Notice the new chain a DID 525 ZVM-X which is noticeably thicker than the original DID 525. Thanks Ash for the prompt delivery.
Could be just a bit bad luck in teh manufacturing process - ie metal fatigue.
I'm sticking with the DID 525 ZVM-X even though its heavier than the original chain at least this should not happen again.
With the helping hand of MV Rick, a new chain, front and rear sprockets are on and the Tambo is ready for some summer riding.
Any thoughts why it failed!!
We think it could have been a rock that got lodge between the chain and sprocket.
BTW - The chain kinked after it failed as it chewed up my sprockets.