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Old 02-07-2010, 04:13 PM
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hey guys this will be my first season and was wondering what kind of chain i should replace the stock one with and what is a good price and do i need to replace my sprockets along with this too...

the reason fro me asking is i feel as if my chain is too stetched out and i dont know if it has ever been replaced befor and i am trying to prep my bike for the summer and hoping for no bike trouble so thanks guy for your help and input and feel free to give any advice i am listening...
 
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:50 PM
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Feelings are for girls. Either your chain is past its usable limit or it's not. The manual for your bike will explain how to check the stretch on your chain.

When it is time to replace the chain you will need to replace the sprockets as well. The opposite is also true -- if the sprockets become worn then you would replace the chain as well.

D.I.D. an RK are both great chains. You can find a lot of kits on ebay that contain chain and sprockets cheaper than buying the parts separately.
 
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:37 PM
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hey just wondering what companys that any one would recommend to keep it more on the stock oem side but with maybe lighter or a stronger aplication thanks ppl!!!
 
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contact ebay seller "moto-heaven" Tell them what you want to do, how you ride ect. they will hook you up with what works best for you. I always suggest to stick with the 525 size kits (OEM size), as for the gearing changes (-1/+2 is common), the possibilities are endless and they will suggest whats best for you. They set me up with a 16/50 kit and EK X ring chain for about 150.
 
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I just ordered a 16/46 525 gold RK chain kit from ronayers.com for $150 shipped.
 
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:49 PM
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If you are going to change everything (sprockets/chain) at once I'd recommend to look at some kits. Check out brands Vortex for sprockets and DiD, RK and Regina for chain.

Depending on what purpose your bike is serving, go with 16/48 ration for front/back sprockets if you are commuting a lot, or go with 15/48 if your bike is just a toy.
 
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I checked out moto-heaven. I noticed the front sprocket is steel. What's the pros and cons of having a aluminum rear sprocket?
 
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:10 PM
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Steel is going to be more durable, but aluminum will be lighter weight. If you're still trying to decide what setup to go with, you can mess around with your possibilities with the Gearing Commander
http://www.gearingcommander.com/
 
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Da11en47 View Post
I checked out moto-heaven. I noticed the front sprocket is steel. What's the pros and cons of having a aluminum rear sprocket?
Aluminum sprockets will wear out MUCH more quickly. If you're just riding the street, save yourself some money and stick with all steel.
 
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