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Default Primary Chain Lifespan

I've just had my clutch, engine sprocket and primary chain off, and it set me to wondering how long the primary chain can be expected to last. All chains have tight spots, but how can you tell when it's truly knackered? When you run out of adjustment on the tensioner?

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