Really dumb Chain question

5 replies to this topic
  • sleekfreak

Posted January 20, 2001 - 11:13 AM


As some reader's may know I bought a 426 not too long ago so I am still learning the spec's of the ride. I have been away from home for over a month now ( poor me no bike too ride) and have no idea what type of chain, spec's, the yz426 has and with no bike too look at I do not know exactly what to order. I am getting the std. gears 49/14 ( renthal) but wanted to go ahead and order the DID xring chain but since I dont have the bike or manuel what the hell are the spec's ( links, 520 etc). See when I get home I got to get the bike ready; a gift too myself for working so hard. :)

  • Thumper448

Posted January 20, 2001 - 11:50 AM



Order 120 links of a 520 chain, then fit it on your sprockets on the bike. Mark the chain and remove the unnecessary links using a 4" hand grinder and a punch.

Good Luck,


  • sleekfreak

Posted January 20, 2001 - 02:00 PM


Dumb question part 2; does anyone sell some type of combo package for the renthal/ DID combo.?
Looked at but I hate too spend 200.00+ on just the chain and and sprockets.

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  • Scott_F

Posted January 20, 2001 - 06:18 PM


FTM sells a nice kit with sprockets and RK chain.

  • KasperMX

Posted January 20, 2001 - 10:18 PM


call tuf racing in illinois. they have good prices for renthal sprockets and regina oring chains

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted January 21, 2001 - 05:29 PM


Try any of the dirt mags.
There are tons of combo adds in them for anywhere from $100-$200 price range.
I would suggest to get a little higher end chain/rear sprocket well worth your $$$.
It will last a lot longer.
And as far as the "cutting" of the chain ...
I have tried the stationary grinder and it worked but very cumbersome and kinda' hard to do.
The last time I borrowed my friend "Dremel" tool and it worked slick as a whistle......
2 minutes top......
I have had very good luck with the DID chains and Sprocket Specialist sprockets.
And steel fronts are much cheaper than alum.
so i get a couple to regear instead of spending another $50 on a rear i spend $11 on a steel front!!

ride BLUE

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