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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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New chain for my 250

I want to buy a new chain, sprockets & all. What would be my best option on brand to buy from? Or where is a good place to get one? Also, I wanted to get the chain in gold
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 07:07 AM
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I got everything from Amazon, and switched to a 15T front sprocket. I used JT sprockets (JTR486.45 and JTF516.15), an RK 520-106 O-ring chain and riveted link, and a generic chain tool, which is sturdy and has done two 520 chains easily, although I did not break the chains, just cut a link with a Dremel cutting wheel and pulled them off.

You can also get Renthal gold chains from them (better quality, and they come with a rivetable link, which RK doesn't supply)

The tool I bought was:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Thanks for that. Was there any difference in performance w/ those?


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All I noticed was that first gear will now get me through an intersection, and that I can cruise more comfortably at 50 in 5th gear. I haven't been on the highway with it yet.

However, my bike is a streetfighter, and is about 30 lbs lighter than stock, so that may be why acceleration doesn't seem to lag with the 15T sprocket.
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I've also got a 15t front sprocket it'll drop your rpms about 500 also have a 43t rear sprocket just haven't installed it yet because I don't have a center stand, it's really just good for commuting

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I also have the 15tooth and I definitely recommend it. Just makes the ride a lot more comfortable. If you do a lot of city riding, it won't really make a huge difference, but if you do a lot of high way riding like me, then adding a tooth on the front is really nice.

You hardly notice the lag in acceleration.



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