Tire to close to linkage????


8 replies to this topic
  • dunecj2a

Posted March 07, 2005 - 07:48 PM

#1

I have a taller front and rear sprocket on my 450. The rear tire is really close to the linkage :) Can the tire rub it if the suspension is compressed :p I took it for a quick ride and didn't notice any rub marks. It does rub the black plastic mud guard. :D
I just want to make sure that I dont come off a big hit and go over the bars :D Its like a 1/4-1/2" from the likage :)

  • yzf450jack

Posted March 07, 2005 - 07:52 PM

#2

Add a couple links to you chain and move the wheel back :)

  • 02YZ426

Posted March 07, 2005 - 07:59 PM

#3

I agree... I wouldnt want my tire that close to the guard. Just add a couple links to the chain or you will end up wearing out that guard. Its important to have that there or you could damage your shock.

  • dunecj2a

Posted March 07, 2005 - 08:36 PM

#4

Where can I get some extra links? Is that a normal thing that a bike shop would have?

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  • Lightningale

Posted March 07, 2005 - 08:39 PM

#5

Where can I get some extra links? Is that a normal thing that a bike shop would have?

Duz uh bear schitz inna wuds? :)

  • 02YZ426

Posted March 07, 2005 - 08:43 PM

#6

I would think a bike shop would have some "cut-offs" kickin around from other bikes they have put new chains on. Just bring them your chain so they can match it up and ask them for another master-link. You can add the new piece of chain with the extra link. You will only need a very short piece to move your tire back.

  • Thumper38

Posted March 08, 2005 - 05:11 AM

#7

I would buy another chain and cut it to the correct length!

  • cowboyona426

Posted March 08, 2005 - 11:01 AM

#8

I would buy another chain and cut it to the correct length!


Bingo! If you replaced the sprockets, you should replace the chain with them.

  • ThumperKid250F

Posted March 08, 2005 - 11:14 AM

#9

Bingo! If you replaced the sprockets, you should replace the chain with them.


yup all the time.





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