1999 WR400 new chain
Posted October 08, 2007 - 11:35 AM
Posted October 09, 2007 - 06:15 AM
Did you count the links or measure the length.I wouldn't cut the new sliders. It's easier to add another link. Take it out later if need be.
People use multiple joining links for different axle locations(wheel base) ie; the further the axle is to the rear the less tendency for the bike wanting to lift the front wheel off the ground.The closer the axle to the front I think it steers better. On that point I may be wrong. But you get the idea.
Posted October 09, 2007 - 07:28 AM
Posted October 09, 2007 - 06:10 PM
Wasn't stock sprockets 14/50?
I recently replaced the drive chain with a new O-ring chain. I also replaced the chain guide and Chain slider. I have the chain adjusters ran all the way in and the chain is still too tight. I am running stock gearing 15/50. The new chain is the exact lenght of the one I am replacing, which was also an O-ring chain. I am not sure what to do to fix the problem, I thought about dropping the rear sprocket down to a 49T or cutting the chain guide pad down some. Any suggestions?
If you made the chain to length, just add another link and joiner.
Posted October 10, 2007 - 05:12 AM
Posted October 10, 2007 - 08:12 AM
Also - you'll just stretch that new chain way too fast if not replacing sprockets with it as well, the old sprockets will be worn (that's why your old chain was stretched, chains don't stretch beyond break in unless sprockets are worn forcing the chain to stretch to seat in the worn sprocket).
I always do all 3 pieces at once (front/rear sprockets and chain) because for what a good O ring chain costs, it'll last three times as long if new sprockets are also installed. - yes, it's a few more $ up front, but a few more $ saved in the long run - do the math...
Posted October 10, 2007 - 01:00 PM