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This is a good question for KTM talk if you want a quick and knowledgeable answer. I think my bike has the same basic geometry (09 250 sx) and I can tell you this--there is enough space to allow you to run it one link short of the specification. If you are running a trials tire however, it will contact and rapidly wear the little mudflap thing at the bottom of the fender. In addition, the link difference alters the wheelbase and thus the handling. Its not a huge difference, but having run it both ways for woods riding, I prefer the longer chain (wheel back).

BTW, I never trust specs on retail websites. A few years back Rockymountain had my RM wrong and I got a chain that was too short. They happily replaced it, but just to avoid future hassles, I now buy the full chain (120 link) and cut it to the desired length.

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Should be 116 links. I am running 118 links on current bike with a 19 inch TT.

Longer wheelbase is more stable and lets the susp work better.

Sprocket size will restrict chain length to a degree.

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What ever happen to counting the one thats on the bike????

As noted above, this particular bike can work with more than one chain length, and it does make a difference in tire clearance, suspension setup, etc.

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