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i need a new chain on my 99, which and where ?

My chain is bad, sprockets are still half life away.
yes i know i'm suppose to replace it all together. but i thought
if i can get some cheap chain , and ride till the sprockets are bad.
then i will get a new good set.

so the question , what exactly the size that i'm looking for. my bike looks
like it's all standard no conversion or anything.
i think it's 530 ? and what the length ?

any online shops that you guys had good luck with ?

thanks Dan
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Re: i need a new chain on my 99, which and where ?

I got a spot where u can get a non o ring chain for under $50 bucks but shipping may cost yah!
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Re: i need a new chain on my 99, which and where ?

And yes it should be a 530.
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Re: i need a new chain on my 99, which and where ?

do you have a link ? do i need to tell them what length i need ? or it's going by the bike model and year ?
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Re: i need a new chain on my 99, which and where ?

just got a 520 for my 929 i say go light. did erv3 with afam steel front and aluminum workslite rear. drops weight and the chain will last.
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I got a spot where u can get a non o ring chain for under $50 bucks but shipping may cost yah!
Non-o-ring is good for power as it has less friction than an o-ring chain but they don't last very long at all unless you are absolutely anal about cleaning and lubing it after every ride. Drag racers often run non-o-ring chains but they only ride 1500 meters at a time on a well-swept surface. 200km per year would probably be a busy year :-)

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Re: i need a new chain on my 99, which and where ?

i use a non o ring chain, and yes i have to be anal about cleaning it!
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Re: i need a new chain on my 99, which and where ?

i counted the sprockets and i got 16 front and 43 rear.
from what i understand this is one more tooth on the rear from the stock.

i guess i cannot use the OEM chain now. so what numbers i should look for on a chain with this gearing. and how can i know if this is 530 , 525 or 520 ?

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i use a non o ring chain, and yes i have to be anal about cleaning it!
I've used them myself and I quite like them but I'd never recommend them for road use. They wear far to quickly and as the chain wears so do the sprockets. To get reasonable life out of the sprockets you need to replace the chain so often it is easily cheaper to put a good o-ring chain on in the first place.

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i counted the sprockets and i got 16 front and 43 rear.
from what i understand this is one more tooth on the rear from the stock.

i guess i cannot use the OEM chain now. so what numbers i should look for on a chain with this gearing. and how can i know if this is 530 , 525 or 520 ?

thanks Dan
16/43 is stock gearing.
It will have the chain size stamped on the side plates.
Or you can measure the width - chain pitch is measured in 1/8" increments.
The first digit is the pitch in eighths so a 5XX series chain is 5/8" pitch.
The second and third digits are the width in eighths so X30 is 3/8". X25 is 2.5 eighths or 5/16".

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Re: i need a new chain on my 99, which and where ?

Good point but I get new chains including the link for MY PRICE 30 bucks! An o ring chain cost 100 at least. I can buy 3 non o ring chains for the price of 1 o ring chain , although the labor involved in cleaning and changing chains can be annoying at times.......and I get sproket kits for 60 both sprockets forgot the name of brand though..going to get some more soon so i'll keep yah posted!
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Good point but I get new chains including the link for MY PRICE 30 bucks! An o ring chain cost 100 at least. I can buy 3 non o ring chains for the price of 1 o ring chain , although the labor involved in cleaning and changing chains can be annoying at times.......and I get sproket kits for 60 both sprockets forgot the name of brand though..going to get some more soon so i'll keep yah posted!
What grade is the chain and how long are the chain and sprockets lasting? Even chain for a third and sprockets for half the price of good stuff doesn't sound like it'd work out cheaper. The OEM chain and sprockets on most bikes are good for 20,000 miles easy and 30,000 miles isn't uncommon and they're just cheap steel sprockets and mid-range chain.

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16/43 is stock gearing.
are you sure about this ? the online store gave me 16/42 as stock ......?
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are you sure about this ? the online store gave me 16/42 as stock ......?
I only have the '98 manual and that lists 16/43.
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Re: i need a new chain on my 99, which and where ?

The manual also lists the OEM chain as 525.

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