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Gearing / chain question

I bought a DID520ERV3 chaing along w/ front sprocket (stock) and rear sprocket (46). The chain is 120 links and from what I can tell it needs to be cut down to at least 110. My question is that at around 110 links there is still a lot of slack in the chain. Should I cut it down to 109? I have the adjusters all the way in so I could just adjust them if there is too much slack but I would rather see what you guys have to say.
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Re: Gearing / chain question

I made mine 109 links when i put on my 530 chain with 15f and 42r
when i did 110 there wasnt much room for me to make any adjustments if i had to in future. so right now my adjuster nots are almost all the way in. there is only about 2mm of space between the 2 nuts. I'm guessing this would shorten the wheelbase of the bike though. But i havent any problems except the front getting very light very easily
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Re: Gearing / chain question

Stock chain is 108 links long (16/42) - with your larger rear sprocket you should be fine with a 109...if you still have your old chain you could probably get a feel for the difference between 110 and 109 by wrapping that around the sprockets and seeing how it looks.
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Re: Gearing / chain question

well in that case i made mine 107 links.. stock length didnt give me that much room to play with for adjustments
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520 is too small

520 chain is good for racing only. The chain is going to strech out faster need more frequent adjustments and have a shorter life. If you do wheelies I would stick to the stock 530 chain for sure. Gearing changes are cool but I'd still use 530 unless you like to buy chains and sprockets alot. Also very important!!! Make sure you use a rivit style master link, most 520 chains are for quads and dirt bikes so they come with a clip style master link which can and probably will fall off. For around $5 you can order a rivit link for many of the 520 chains. from your local dealer.
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Re: Gearing / chain question

Do you actually believe that crap? All high end 520 chains come with the rivet style master. The high end 520 chains will NOT stretch out too fast or break. Get a good one and you'll have no problems.
The 520 chains designed, engineered and built for sport bikes are nothing like chains for dirt bikes.
All I can really say is wow. San Marcos isn't up north, is it?
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Re: Gearing / chain question

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Do you actually believe that crap? All high end 520 chains come with the rivet style master. The high end 520 chains will NOT stretch out too fast or break. Get a good one and you'll have no problems.
The 520 chains designed, engineered and built for sport bikes are nothing like chains for dirt bikes.
All I can really say is wow. San Marcos isn't up north, is it?
Yes it is, but not as far north as say . . . Humboldt
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Re: Gearing / chain question

It is a 520 chain and it's going on a track only bike w/ a rivet style master link. I only asked these questions because I have never changed/cut a chain myself before and wanted some advice so that I dont screw anything up.
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Re: Gearing / chain question

I'm just trying to help, I've seen the parts guys at alot of local shops offer up dirt bike chains and 520 conversion sprockets to customers because they have the dirt bike chain in stock and not the $150 street bike version, plus alot of guys that ride don't realize why the other chain costs so much more that they just see the $$$ and buy a crapy dirt bike chain from the dumb parts guy.
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Re: Gearing / chain question

He noted a quality 520 chain in his post. He'll be just fine with it.
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