Does a 51 tooth fit with stock chain?

Hello to All,

I did a search, found all kinds of info on what people like and dislike, but I could not find a yes or no answer with regards to...will a 51 tooth rear fit, ( 13 on the front) with the stock number of links, ( 113 + the master link ) ? ,

The would assume gets us all in trouble, but I assume the 50 tooth with 13 will fit? ( re 113 + M/L) Again, looking for confirmation.

Thanks to All !!!

Rick

Not sure how many links my chain has but its stock. I'm running a 52 tooth aluminum and the stock countershaft sprocket. The masterlink clip is wearing thin from rubbing on the chain guard but other than that no problems.

Thanks davcon !!

On my '10, I swapped out the stock 48t with a 50t and the chain fits fine. Looking at the adjuster, it *looks* like there is enough adjustement room left to go up to a 51t but can only personally vouch for the 50t.

Oh, keeping the front tire on the ground is now even more difficult but I use 3rd gear way more.

Mark

I got the GYTR 51t and had to get a new chain as the stocker didn't fit. I got a RK EXW Gold chain to go along with it and haven't even needed to adjust it yet after 3 rides - just goes to show how weak the stock chain really was...

Thank Gents !!

I pick up the 51 tomorrow, hope to put it on over the weekend. I'll post from there so we all are informed.

Thanks again

Rick

The 51 tooth sprocket fit my 113 link chain plus the master link. I have a 50 tooth rear coming in,but that will not get installed until next year.

Thanks again to all.

Rick

Thats interresting. On my 08 with the stock chain length, 114 links, a 51 wont fit. A 50 fits. What year bike do you have?

On my 08 I went with a 50 and it barely fit I have the axle run as far forward as possible. I'm not positive if its the stock chain but I believe it is.

is putting another link and another master on a chain a bad idea, in order to avoid buying a longer chain? I would think you guys would have issues when running a paddle tire, having it hit the swingarm with the axle all the way forward. I run a 13/51 on my yz250, and had issues with the paddle. Did that double master link as a quick fix on a cr450x i was riding at the dunes a couple years ago, was wondering if its something I should avoid in the future.

I would like to know about the double master link as well? It seems like it should be fine.

2 master links, not recommended, but doable.

Not saying a 114 wont fit but why not just get 116 and be done with it. I wouldn't double up on master link either these machines but down some HP and added weakness isn't a good idea but in a pinch I guess it can be done.

Stealman,

YZ in question is a 2007. I used grayracers (patent pending) piece of wood which gives you the proper slack in the chain. There is maybe 1/4" more room for the axle to move forward.

I got mine with a 13font and 53back, but its so close fit that it is kinda tough to get back wheele of somtimes lol now i got a 14 in front with 53 back but i think im gonna get a 50 back soon.

Stealman,

YZ in question is a 2007. I used grayracers (patent pending) piece of wood which gives you the proper slack in the chain. There is maybe 1/4" more room for the axle to move forward.

Now that I think about it my bike has Ziptie wheel adjusters on it and that might be the reason the 114 link chain will not work with the 13/51 gearing.

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