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Extend chain links?

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by deafwish, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. I have just bought a 45 tooth rear sprocket (up from 42 tooth) and want to know whether i need to extend the chain by a link or two for it to fit.
    The chain is a 2000km old DID X ring chain (gold coloured one- 525 pitch) and it's on my 1998 Honda Hornet 600.

    Some have said i'll need a new chain, while my mate (reputable.... :LOL: ) reckons it's perfectly safe to extend it and have two rivets in the chain...... :?
    Any comments appreciated.

    Daz. :wink:
  2. Just stick another joining clip in it.

    If ones safe two shouldn't be a problem.
  3. Any other comment appreciated...... :D
  4. Back off the chain adjusters to minimum; shouldn't be any need to disturb the chain then.
  5. The adjusters are at minimum, as the chain is 2000km old!! :?
  6. Anyone else changed the gearing and not had to replace their chain?
  7. There is no problem whatsoever with adding a few more links into your chain. Just get the same chain as you have now & use riveted joining links.
  8. Fitted the rear 45t sprocket this arvo.
    Ended up adding another gold link and connector link to it all.

    Just got back from a fang up to Mt Dandenong (Sky High) and OMG!
    The bike is great through the twisties with the gearing changed!
    I had a GSXR600 (2000 ish model) that couldn't pull away from me at a set of light in F.T. Gully! Awesome!
    Revs pretty high now at 100 in 6th...... Oh, well. :D

    Can't stop smilin'! :LOL:
  9. You mad impetuous fool daz!
  10. Pffft!
    You cut that rear mud flap yet? :LOL: