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2017 500 EXC changing rear sprocket....stock chain?

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Stock gearing on my 500 is 14/45.  Going to put a 50t on the rear...think the stock chain will fit or should I grab another at the same time as the sprocket??  Thanks

 

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I put a 48t on mine and it seemed like a 50 may fit. Curious what everyone else else says. A 48t is really sensitive in 1st on rocky terrain, barely usable. I am not planning to put a 50t on mine, we will see as I get more used to the bike.  

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I have a 17 500 EXC I put a 50 on the rear and had to get a chain.

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14-50 new chain or 13-45 stock chain . ratio hare close . 13-45 is faster but close 

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Why not just install another master link to extend the chain? Wear out the chain and then buy a longer one. 

 

Edited by Skip Wareham

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On ‎5‎/‎30‎/‎2017 at 6:24 PM, Skip Wareham said:

Why not just install another master link to extend the chain? Wear out the chain and then buy a longer one. 

 

the chain is only as strong as its weakest link why double the odds

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On 5/30/2017 at 6:24 PM, Skip Wareham said:

Why not just install another master link to extend the chain? Wear out the chain and then buy a longer one. 

 

An extra master link does not give you another link of chain. It is the two outer plates, you still need the inner link.

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On 5/26/2017 at 11:44 PM, Airboss/oc said:

best offroad combo is 52/14

^^^So true!^^^

with 119 link chain you can 13/52, 14/52, and I believe I can 15/52 if I ever wanted to.

14/52 can cruise very conservative at 60mph with plenty of reserve. 

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