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Old 10-28-2005, 10:31 AM
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Default What size chain do I need

i just bought a 14 tooth front sprocket for my 400ex (stock is 15). I am keeping the rear sprocket the same, at 38. What size chain do i need?, because i do need a new chain.

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Old 10-28-2005, 10:46 AM
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Default What size chain do I need

cant you just cut a link off your old one to make it shorter??

if your chain is worn out, just count the number of links in the old one, go buy a chain and cut the new one to the same length, or maybe a link shorter and see how that works.
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Old 10-28-2005, 10:59 AM
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Default What size chain do I need

well, heres the thing, im not at home now, im at school. does anyone know the size off hand?
btw, thanks quicksilver, i'dve done that if i was home, but im not, which sucks- less riding.
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Old 10-28-2005, 01:04 PM
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Default What size chain do I need

The info I have says it's a size 520 O-ring chain.
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Old 10-28-2005, 01:49 PM
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Default What size chain do I need

but how many links?
do i even need to shorten the chain?
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Old 10-28-2005, 02:42 PM
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Default What size chain do I need

Use the same number of links as you have now. One tooth change isn't enough to worry about. Also, your new chain will be "un-stretched" so it will be a little shorter link for link anyway. Be sure to factor in the master link to your count. People count the links and forget to include the master link in the count and then the chain is too long.


You do realize a smaller front sprocket will reduce top speed right? The effect will be the same as increasing your rear sprocket size by 2.72 teeth.
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Old 10-28-2005, 10:55 PM
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Default What size chain do I need

94 links, same as stock. Don't try to go shorter, because I predict that you will find that a 14 in front is to much. I tried a 14 for a sort time (along with taller Holeshot XCT tires), and even with taller tires it was way to much. My front end would wheelie so easily, it was absolutely dangerous.

I would suggest that you try a rear sprocket that is one tooth larger, as a good compromise (that will require a longer chain).
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Old 10-31-2005, 12:25 PM
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Default What size chain do I need

thankyou recon, ill try it out, if i dont like it, ill put the 15 back on, no biggie
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