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  • Offline khernik   th

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    New chain - number of links
    on: September 02, 2022, 06:18:15 pm
    September 02, 2022, 06:18:15 pm
    Hey, I was reading that you need a chain with 128 links instead of 120 on s1000xr. Is it necessary? I can't seem to find any 128 link chains in Thailand where I'm at now, they only have 120.

    I was thinking about getting a RK chain, 525 GXW, it's around 150 pounds with front and rear sprockets, but it's 120 links again. Will it be a problem?

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    Re: New chain - number of links
    Reply #1 on: September 02, 2022, 06:27:26 pm
    September 02, 2022, 06:27:26 pm
    If you remove 8 links - think of it as 4 per leg (top and bottom)

    I can’t see there being 4 links-worth of adjustment on the axle to compensate?

    Measure the distance between centers and x 4.

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    Re: New chain - number of links
    Reply #2 on: September 02, 2022, 10:13:19 pm
    September 02, 2022, 10:13:19 pm
    *Originally Posted by khernik [+]
    Hey, I was reading that you need a chain with 128 links instead of 120 on s1000xr. Is it necessary? I can't seem to find any 128 link chains in Thailand where I'm at now, they only have 120.

    I was thinking about getting a RK chain, 525 GXW, it's around 150 pounds with front and rear sprockets, but it's 120 links again. Will it be a problem?

    If you have stock sprockets, 17/45....a 120 link chain will not fit...at best there is only two or three links worth of adjustment available.

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