This WNG is my winter one. It's not been started since march ?
It went third time, I checked all the other two chains, refilled the primary, checked the charging and the oil return and let it idle before the of about 8/10 miles before the stop.
Riding wise. I was slowing down for some traffic lights and a right turn. An odd sort of noise and then loss of engine. Clutch in and coast. A siezure was my first thought and I rolled the bike back and forth and gear, once it was off dual carriageway, to ascertain that it wasn't.
The only odd thing was that a couple, in a car, passed me literally just before and I think were indicating that something wasn't right or had fallen off or something (they may have been waving.. not sure
). This was why my first thought was a wet sump, failed return, clouds of smoke and the the feed had run dry. not so.
Nothing else in the case apart from a stray roller and a bit of the chain. The chain itself is mangled on one link, but that could well have occured post failure. it was endless. Nothing missing off either sprocket.
The replacement went on with just over 1/4" up/down, so it's possible this broken one had worn a bit and was a bit slack but there weren't any grindy marks off the inside of the case.
Everything seems to spin as it should inside ... A mystery I guess, although it's entirely possible the chain was older than I am.