chain question

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  • blue_rider

Posted August 02, 2007 - 08:10 AM


I know it's been asked, but I can't seem to find the size of chain I will need for my 2000 YZ426F. I know it's 520, but if I want to up the sprocket in the rear a bit (say to a 50t) what length do I need?

  • ben_suhard

Posted August 02, 2007 - 08:24 AM


How many links does your old chain have? I don't know about the other brand chains, but the DID chains come in 112 and 120 links. With the 120, you take off what you don't need. The 120 link costs a little more.

  • blue_rider

Posted August 02, 2007 - 08:47 AM


I can't go off my old chain because I converted the bike to supermoto a few years ago. I'm trying to build up a dirt set-up now to be able to switch back and forth. IIRC stock length is 114 links, but I can't remember stock gearing (high 40's and I believe a 14 CS, but I just can't remember).

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  • flintlock28

Posted August 02, 2007 - 10:08 AM


Yes, a number of chains come with 120 links.

For my 04' yz450f with stock gearing, I think it uses 114 links (14 teeth up front 48 for the rear)....I think 120 links would be plenty for what you want to do.

  • King_Air

Posted August 02, 2007 - 10:15 AM


Stock gearing on 2000 426 is 14T/49T. I use a 114 link Reginia with stock gearing.

  • 00YZ426FMRCD

Posted August 02, 2007 - 10:24 AM


Stock gearing on 2000 426 is 14T/49T. I use a 114 link Reginia with stock gearing.

King Air is correct. Just a note to add. I run a 50T rear. a 116 link will work fine with the 50T and you shouldn't ever have to add or remove links.


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