there seems to be a manufacturing variance from Honda on the swing arm. there's those that had trouble with the 112 link chain and those(like you i believe) that the 114 becomes too long very early in life.
i happen to have a swingarm where i can swap a 16/44 to 17/44 anytime i choose(i do often).
since all the links stretch at (aprox.)the same amount,i would cut 2 links out and run the chain to the end of it's life span.
then change it and both sprockets.
btw when i changed my chain/sprockets i put the 17/44 on put everything as far forward as it would go then cut the chain.
i could have gotten an odd number of links this way(if it would work).so i can't tell you how many links are there.(i don't care either).
so just cut it,run it, then replace with a very good set
'04 Honda 919, Candy apple red met., 17/44t sprockets,f-16 windscreen,delkevic ss exhaust,Tharbars,givi engine bars, billet alum. led turns w/ running lights,red adj.levers from china, bar end mirrors,grip heaters,adj. foot peg brackets,adj. bar risers,dunlop Q2(that are better than your pp 2ct,lol)bike wired for gps and phone charger