New sprockets, new chain?



6 replies to this topic
  • Thumperist

Posted October 27, 2015 - 10:34 PM

#1

Hello all, I am thinking about running 16/44 for sprocket size on some supermoto wheels and I am wondering if you need to get another chain... I will be converting a 03 WR450f into a supermoto and just wondering if I can just use the chain the comes on it or if I need a new one. Thanks in advance!

Also, does anyone know where to get a 16 tooth front sprocket? How will I be able to tell if it fits? For example, will this one fit??

 

http://www.amazon.co...front sprocket#



  • seer

Posted October 28, 2015 - 03:13 AM

#2

A 15 is a tight fit on most bikes. I believe there's a SM section here

  • seer

Posted October 28, 2015 - 03:15 AM

#3

A 15 is a tight fit on most bikes. I believe there's a SM section here. If 16/44 does fit I'd expect a very gappy tranny on a wr.

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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted October 28, 2015 - 05:07 AM

#4

http://www.thumperta...m/27-supermoto/



  • Thumperist

Posted October 28, 2015 - 05:24 AM

#5

Hello all, I am looking to convert a WR450f into a supermoto. I will be running 16/44 sprockets on there and I'm wondering if this swap requires a new chain, please let me know!! Thanks in advance!



  • stevethe

Posted October 28, 2015 - 06:03 AM

#6

I believe a 16 will barley fit however your gearing will be a bit too tall. I run 15-43 if you want taller gearing you might try 15-41 or 42. I'm not 100% sure if the transmission ratio's are the same as I have a 08.



  • stevethe

Posted October 28, 2015 - 06:37 AM

#7

Normally you always put a new chain on new sprockets.




 
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