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Chain Problems, link removal?

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Howdy,

So my chain is due for a change but the new one is in the mail for a couple of days. My current chain has a bunch of slack, even with the axle blocks moved way back. I have room to remove one link to make it tighter, turning it from a 114 to a 113. Will that hurt anything (sprockets mainly) if I do that for one or two rides (going to the track tomorrow). I am tired of having the chain flop around and hitting the frame once in a while, plus I don't want to kill my sprockets which are still in good shape.

So, one link out is ok?

Arno

Is it recommended to get new sprockets with a new chain? cause I know they say to get a new chain when you get new sprockets...

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go ahead 113 links makes no difference.

it is a good idea to change your sprockets with the chain. if the sprockets show some wear then do it.

i'm running 113 links on my 450

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Howdy,

So my chain is due for a change but the new one is in the mail for a couple of days. My current chain has a bunch of slack, even with the axle blocks moved way back. I have room to remove one link to make it tighter, turning it from a 114 to a 113. Will that hurt anything (sprockets mainly) if I do that for one or two rides (going to the track tomorrow). I am tired of having the chain flop around and hitting the frame once in a while, plus I don't want to kill my sprockets which are still in good shape.

So, one link out is ok?

Arno

Is it recommended to get new sprockets with a new chain? cause I know they say to get a new chain when you get new sprockets...

If your chain is stretched bad enough to take a link out, then you probably need sprockets too. I always replace them as a set.

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