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post #1 of 10 Old 02-07-2009, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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hello all about to put a new chain on my 9er will the EK 530 ek mvxz fit my bike . i like the gold finish and at 109 dukkets it seems to be the best value.any suggestions .

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how many links are you looking at and whats your gearing?

Try using search to find other peoples choices.

I am running the D.I.D. 530ZVM2 with a 15/45 setup with 114links. Chain was around 150 but well worth it.

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im running stock gearing and its 120 links

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120 is to many links unless you plan to cut it down yourself and install yourself

i believe somewhere it says that you can get away with 112links. Try checking out the 919 helpful topics.

Stock chain length is 114 links however you might be able to use 112 links if you are running the stock 16/43 gearing. The wheel base is shortened which will quicken up the steering. There have been reports some 919 owners could not run 112 links. This being the case start out with 114 links. It is easier to remove 2 links rather than add 2 links.
Chain length can be pre-calculated by:
Taking the difference in the number of teeth being changed and dividing by 2.
(Round up or down to the nearest even link; a remainder of 0.5 would round down to 0 and a remainder of 1.5 would round up to 2)

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is the 530 the width of chain and i can cut the chain to the same length of the factory chain.i dont need a chain I just like the gold chain i orderd a chain riviter/cutter tool and this will be my first time install. I searched chain mods and got a lot of good info and i think ill go with the did 530 vm gold its a litle more money but it seems the perferred chain of wt.

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Yes 530 is the width of the chain. How many miles are on your bike, because you can always wait a few thousand miles unless you just want the looks of gold. If you have that kind of money you could look into 520 width, but that would require sprocket swaps as well. 520 allows for less rotating mass and increases acceleration slightly. But a stronger chain is needed to help compensate.

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about 1800 miles and yes i just like the looks of the gold chain and need the practice installing the chain. Ill also be installing simi grays pair removal system so saturday will be a busy day.

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ohh yaa i went with the d.i.d. 530 zvm2 the little brown truck shoud be here by thursday.

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ohh yaa i went with the d.i.d. 530 zvm2 the little brown truck shoud be here by thursday.
I'm with you, bro. My DID 530zvm2 and sprockets just arrived from Dan Kyle. I am staying with the 16/43. My bike is my daily commuter but I routinely take the long way home via some of the local highways so the stock setup allows the best of both worlds.

I can't wait for the weekend, and I can hear the rubbing/clicking of the worn chain so I will be chipping away in the evenings.

Mike W. from Dan Kyle has been fantastic. He did warn me, however, that the first time through doing a chain you can screw it up. I asked if I could cut the 120 link chain down to 118 first and see how that goes, then take it down to 112. He said I would need additional master links.

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yaaa great idea make a couple of cuts for practice before i screw up a 150 dollar chain. also i heard to grind a little off the rivet head brfore pressing it through to make it push through a lot esier.

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