Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Rep Power: 1
Chain/sprocket replacement on a 919.
After a trip last Thursday/Friday from Melbourne to Canberra and back (around 1,400ks=870miles), I'm at the point where I need to replace the chain and sprockets on my 9er. She's got 34,000ks (around 21,000 miles) on the odo but I've no idea if she's on her original chain, as I've had her since July last year. Not that that matters off course as the chain needs replacing anyway.
In the owner's manual, it mentions the replacement chain as "DID50V8" OR "RH50HF0Z8". Are these the only options? And out of what's available, what has been your choice?
On the sprockets, from what I understand the norm is 16 front and 43 rear. The previous owner passed onto me a "JT 15 tooth" front. Happy to use this but being a bit of a noob, should I go with this or go for a 16 or whatever?
Any input on this is appreciated. Happy to hear of what you've gone with and the benefits/pitfalls.
I mainly use my 250 as a commuter and the 9er as a bit of a play, tourer, getaway, two-up bike and when I'm on nightshift so I don't wake up the neighbours at 5 in the morning.