New Rear Sprocket, Add Chain Links


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  • 2016 WR-450 F

Posted April 27, 2016 - 06:37 AM

#1

I just purchased a 52 tooth sprocket for my 2016 WR-450f, I want some lower gearing because I have been riding a lot of technical lately.  My question is will I need to add links?  Can I add links to the chain, or do I need to purchase a new chain.  Thanks



  • stevethe

Posted April 27, 2016 - 07:00 AM

#2

No just put the sprocket on adjust the chain and ride.

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  • toten

Posted April 27, 2016 - 07:49 AM

#3

I'm having trouble finding stock gearing for the 2016, is it the same as 2015 at 14/47? I'm not sure I'd expect that to fit with stock chain, but maybe it does. 

 

If you need a longer chain, I'd suggest buying a longer one and keeping your current chain for when you want taller gearing. I don't like having any more master links than I need to. If extending it was the only way, I'd go rivet rather than clip (and have one rivet link, one clip link). 



  • 2016 WR-450 F

Posted April 27, 2016 - 08:16 AM

#4

I'm having trouble finding stock gearing for the 2016, is it the same as 2015 at 14/47? I'm not sure I'd expect that to fit with stock chain, but maybe it does. 

 

If you need a longer chain, I'd suggest buying a longer one and keeping your current chain for when you want taller gearing. I don't like having any more master links than I need to. If extending it was the only way, I'd go rivet rather than clip (and have one rivet link, one clip link). 

 

The 2016 is 13/50






 
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