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post #1 of 24 Old 03-13-2012, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Does this mean I can run 112 links?

Will I be able to get it to correct slack
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Based on the slack from the Honda service manual? No, that is written for a 114 link chain. At least mine is. It seems there is info that Honda,under warranty, installed 112 link chains or removed 2 links on a 114 chain for 02 models. If I were you, I would call and talk to my local dealer. Explain the situation and ask them if they have any recall or warranty info on 02 models and 112 link chains.

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Hold on, let me use my psychic powers to see what your seeing. Could you please grab the tape measure....

In other words, I dont know, does it have enough slack? :P

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Didn't you already put ML and it's all done now? (other thread). No patience. I was going to look for 530 links tonigh for you. I guess it's no longer needed?

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Didn't you already put ML and it's all done now? (other thread). No patience. I was going to look for 530 links tonigh for you. I guess it's no longer needed?
haha yeah, no patience indeed. You get so used to the fast responses you just want it immediately!

I appreciate the offer for the links, but I got it straight. I'm now running 112 link DID x-ring.

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Based on the slack from the Honda service manual? No, that is written for a 114 link chain. At least mine is. It seems there is info that Honda,under warranty, installed 112 link chains or removed 2 links on a 114 chain for 02 models. If I were you, I would call and talk to my local dealer. Explain the situation and ask them if they have any recall or warranty info on 02 models and 112 link chains.
Other than the swing arm markings, the Honda procedure was correct for setting chain tension. However, I could not fit a 114 to my 2002 because if I did so, the adjusters would have been almost all the way out and there would have been no significant adjustment available for wear. I *had* to run 112 to get any adjustment back, and mine was made fairly early in the 2002 run.

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Other than the swing arm markings, the Honda procedure was correct for setting chain tension. However, I could not fit a 114 to my 2002 because if I did so, the adjusters would have been almost all the way out and there would have been no significant adjustment available for wear. I *had* to run 112 to get any adjustment back, and mine was made fairly early in the 2002 run.
You are correct about adjustment procedures being the same. He was asking about the amount of slack and my service manual gives slack based on a 114 link chain. I had no doubt he could run the 112. I'm just glad he didn't trash can that high $$$ DID chain I would like to know what was different about the 02 swing arm that caused "lack of" adjustment for a 114 link cain and what they changed on newer models...

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Man, just took it out for a ride, and you can really feel the difference with the 112 link chain. Maybe it's just in my head but it felt a lot more flickable.

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Man, just took it out for a ride, and you can really feel the difference with the 112 link chain. Maybe it's just in my head but it felt a lot more flickable.
Shorter wheelbase.

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Man, just took it out for a ride, and you can really feel the difference with the 112 link chain. Maybe it's just in my head but it felt a lot more flickable.
Your wheel base is shorter now, too, you'll feel a bit lighter in the front end, too.

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Are the 07 112 link...thanks

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I had chain replaced at a Honda Dealer while returning from California. They cut it at 112 links to give me better chain life(more adjustment). All was well until I sat on the 919 and tried to back it up. The rear tire was rubbing on the aftermarket hugger(Pyramid). They added two more master links to make it right and we were right back at 114 links. Should not be a problem with the stock liner.

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I had chain replaced at a Honda Dealer while returning from California. They cut it at 112 links to give me better chain life(more adjustment). All was well until I sat on the 919 and tried to back it up. The rear tire was rubbing on the aftermarket hugger(Pyramid). They added two more master links to make it right and we were right back at 114 links. Should not be a problem with the stock liner.

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Yeah I was worried about that, but I have stock hugger. Yeah its real close but no rubs

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I'm pretty sure Honda made a swingarm length adjustment in 02.

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My 2003 is running 112 links.

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Mine is too. I don't think the swing arms are any different.

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Are you guys that are running 112 link chains running the 16/43 tooth sprockets?

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16/45 actually. 520 chain. I had just enough slack with my axel all the way forward.

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16/43 sprockets. I had plenty of slack with the tire forward all the way. Had to slide it back a good amount to get it right even with 112 links.

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16/43 sprockets. I had plenty of slack with the tire forward all the way. Had to slide it back a good amount to get it right even with 112 links.
This is 114 link chain 17/44 sprockets. How does it compare to yours with 112link chain?
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This is 114 link chain 17/44 sprockets. How does it compare to yours with 112link chain?
Looks like you have plenty of adjustment!

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Looks like you have plenty of adjustment!
yes Mike and I'm shocked how I had NONE with my old chain at 8000 miles. I was wondering what the guys with the 112 link chain looked like in comparison, hopefully Dee will post a pic of the adjustment on his new setup

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Will I be able to get it to correct slack
Who knows but it's St Patrick's Day, so fill yer feckin' boots, mon.

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This is 114 link chain 17/44 sprockets. How does it compare to yours with 112link chain?
Yeah, looks pretty much identical

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