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I just purchased a running '85 TRX125 that is in pretty good shape. I bought it from a father and son who rebuilt the entire thing with some new parts. I got it home and rode it around the property and road for a few days. Yesterday, I downshifted while slowing down and the wheels locked up on me. I stopped it, got it in neutral, started back up and rode it back to my shop with no problems with gears shifting. As I was rolling in the shop, I heard a "click, click, click..." as the wheels rotated. I rode it around the yard real slow and it continued to make the click noise through all gears and even in reverse. I do not hear the click noise if I push it in neutral.

I am a complete noob not only to this forum but to the ATV world. This was my first purchase to get something small, cheap, fun and to be used as a tool around the property for various things. I'm afraid I may have messed something up and was wondering if I am either being paranoid or if there is something I can look at to see any visible damage. I downloaded the manual from this awesome website and am currently thumbing through it, looking for ideas. I am debating on calling the father and son back to see if they can assist as well as they offered their services if needed. Any input would be appreciated and thanks!
 

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welcome to the forums. could be the sub-transmission ?, could be the chain guard hitting the chain ?.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I hope it's something simple like the chain hitting the guard. I will have to check it when I get home from work today.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I hope it's something simple like the chain hitting the guard. I will have to check it when I get home from work today.
yw :). yeah, I would almost bet the chain is hitting the chain guard.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I hope it's something simple like the chain hitting the guard. I will have to check it when I get home from work today.
yw :). yeah, I would almost bet the chain is hitting the chain guard.
I pushed it in neutral around my shop yesterday and didn't hear a thing so I rode it around my land and only felt a click when I let off the gas. If anything, it was coming from the front axle. Basically, I think I'm being paranoid about an older machine that has seen some rough rides in its day without any suspension. When the clicks were first heard the other day, I just gave it a high RPM ride. Not the case after riding it for about 30 minutes yesterday.

I looked at the chain guard and it has seen better days but I don't think it's rubbing on the chain. I'll end up lubing it at some point and inspecting the sprockets so I will take a closer look at the guard then.

Thanks again and happy riding!
 

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Thanks for the reply. I hope it's something simple like the chain hitting the guard. I will have to check it when I get home from work today.
yw :). yeah, I would almost bet the chain is hitting the chain guard.
I pushed it in neutral around my shop yesterday and didn't hear a thing so I rode it around my land and only felt a click when I let off the gas. If anything, it was coming from the front axle. Basically, I think I'm being paranoid about an older machine that has seen some rough rides in its day without any suspension. When the clicks were first heard the other day, I just gave it a high RPM ride. Not the case after riding it for about 30 minutes yesterday.

I looked at the chain guard and it has seen better days but I don't think it's rubbing on the chain. I'll end up lubing it at some point and inspecting the sprockets so I will take a closer look at the guard then.

Thanks again and happy riding!

Very strange. Wonder why it goes away after riding it for a bit. I was about to say that I had a quad that the shock bushings were worn out causing the shock to make a rattling and clicking noise. Let us know if you end up finding out what is making the noise.
 
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