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post #1 of 9 Old 05-01-2010, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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just bought a rockin' 03 919 with 16k miles; when should one look to replace the chain and sprockets? BTW, I absofreakinlutely love this bike..

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-01-2010, 06:37 PM
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the teeth on the sprockets should be rounded, if they are getting pointed or any are broken it's time to replace. I just replace everything at once.
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post #4 of 9 Old 05-02-2010, 02:06 AM
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If it's the original chain, I think I'd just do it. Piece of mind, plus new, they're often somoother and quieter than an old worn one. I like the gold DIDs. They look good. I shortened the chain by one link. The stock sprockest are harder than hen's teeth. I reused them. Maybe turn the front one over.

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post #5 of 9 Old 05-04-2010, 12:24 PM
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dogjaw, there is no set mileage/time for when the sprockets/chain needs to be replaced. its all about how its maintained and used/abused. i had 22,400 on the stock chain before i replaced it (stretched real bad all of a sudden, and teeth looked worn). adjust your chain, keep it lubed/cleaned, and keep an eye on your teeth. as long as everything looks good, keep on riding.

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dogjaw, there is no set mileage/time for when the sprockets/chain needs to be replaced. its all about how its maintained and used/abused. i had 22,400 on the stock chain before i replaced it (stretched real bad all of a sudden, and teeth looked worn). adjust your chain, keep it lubed/cleaned, and keep an eye on your teeth. as long as everything looks good, keep on riding.
Funny, just about how long mine has lasted. Also real bad all of a sudden. Did you re-use the stock sprockets as Sniper did?

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post #7 of 9 Old 05-04-2010, 09:28 PM
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nah farab. bumped up my sprockets to 17/44 so i ditched the stock sprockets.

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post #8 of 9 Old 05-04-2010, 10:24 PM
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I recommend Sprocketcenter.com Get the DID x-ring chain and whatever tooth config you want.

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.
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post #9 of 9 Old 05-05-2010, 05:30 AM
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Good price for a chain & sprocket set here:

https://wristtwisters.com/naked-bikes...ighlight=chain

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