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call me lazy but Im ordering a chain and sprocket combo and i didnt feel like counting the links in my chain. So, how many are there? The sprockets are 13/51 right? Also, any recomendations on a brand? thanks.

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call me lazy but Im ordering a chain and sprocket combo and i didnt feel like counting the links in my chain. So, how many are there? The sprockets are 13/51 right? Also, any recomendations on a brand? thanks.

Hang on - I'll just go and count mine for you.

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most chains come new at 120 links. I think the stock chain is 116. it will be long enough.

http://www.onoffroad.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=IRONMAN-MOTORCYCLE-REAR-SPROCKETS&Category_Code=CHAINCOMBOS

Lucky I looked before I took off. Thanks for saving me the drive to check Shady. It's a 1.5 hour return trip home and back to the office. :thumbsup:

Seriously though Joshua, in case you didn't know, the CRFX runs a narrower chain than your traditional off roader (XR's for example). Putting on your trusty old Heavy Duty DID Gold might tear holes in your engine case. Be sure to buy the right one for your X.

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That is dedication! one guy won't go to his garage to count but Roo's willing drive 45 minutes each way to count for him.

Gas must be cheaper in Australia!

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Ok! Ok! Im counting!

Lucky too. We count upside down and right to left and inside out down here. And we start back at 1 again when we run out of fingers and toes, so the most links I could have told you I had on my bike would be 12. :ride::thumbsup:

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I counted 114. thanks for the info, Roo. I didnt know that. I guess I should stay safe and go with a stock replacement? Any aftermarket chains (with some guts) for the X?

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yeah 114 sound right. The x ring chain in the link i sent is great. Rememeber that dropping the rear sprocket one tooth will aloow you to run a shorter chain and give you better wheel base. Most people with x's drop the rear down to 50 or 49. I went to the 50 and it gives better top speed and a more useable 1 gear

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I counted 114. thanks for the info, Roo. I didnt know that. I guess I should stay safe and go with a stock replacement? Any aftermarket chains (with some guts) for the X?

Stock is safe but stretches like soft plastic. Aftermarket wise, DID have an X-Ring for the X's, they recommend this one down here too (I haven't worn my stocker out yet so can't recommend from experience, but judging from the way the stock chain is stretching I won't be far behind you in buying something better like the DID X-Ring - which is the way I will probably go).

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Stock is safe but stretches like soft plastic. Aftermarket wise, DID have an X-Ring for the X's, they recommend this one down here too

it is a little known fact that chains stretch faster south of the equator

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That DID narrow chain is the same as stock. Don't worry about going with a standard size chain. I have over a year with a standard X ring chain with no spacer. It is tight but no problems. The main reason for the narrow chain was weight not space.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/red2499/Picture028.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/red2499/DSC00707.jpg

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That DID narrow chain is the same as stock. Don't worry about going with a standard size chain. I have over a year with a standard X ring chain with no spacer. It is tight but no problems. The main reason for the narrow chain was weight not space.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/red2499/Picture028.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/red2499/DSC00707.jpg

Boy that sure is a nice looking set up

http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06332/IMG_0252.JPG

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My stocker was stretching so bad I had to adjust it twice on the trail per ride near the end. Definately upgrade!! I went with the sidewinder/krauss setup. Kinda spendy, and the ti-molly was a bit on the heavy side, but It's worth it knowing I won't be tearing the side lugs off my back tire any time soon. Came with the spacer, only had to trim one link off. I would send a pic but my digi camera sucks.

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That DID narrow chain is the same as stock. Don't worry about going with a standard size chain. I have over a year with a standard X ring chain with no spacer. It is tight but no problems. The main reason for the narrow chain was weight not space.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/red2499/Picture028.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/red2499/DSC00707.jpg

That's great to know. Thanks Whiteman. I'd much rather run a quality heavy duty DID gold or simlilar. Is that a "standard" X-ring or "heavy duty"? Looks like the good heavy duty DID gold one from the pics. :thumbsup:

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Funny thing is in the 450R forum, they are talking about running X-ring chains because they last twice as long as the o-ring chains.

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