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Offline BobBell

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New chain and sprockets
on: 23 Feb 20, 11:18:26
Put a new chain and sprockets on today, took about 4 hours. If I had to do it again it would be half that time. Quite an easy job if you have the right tools.
The hardest bit was taking the time over the new rivits on the joining link.
Had to keep measuring the spread of the soft link.

The front nut came off easy with the old chain locked in place.
And I just jammed the rear wheel with a bar to tighten it up again.
I would say the front nut took quite a lot to get it to the correct torque setting of 149NM I thing it was.
The front sprocket was quite worn but the back wasn't, for 15 notes it was still worth replacing. Nearly 22k on the bike.
Used for 100 miles every day to commute on in all weather's.




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Offline nimmz

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Re: New chain and sprockets
Reply #1 on: 24 Feb 20, 09:07:55
I did mine over the weekend. It took me about 8 hours as I did a lot of cleaning to bits that aren’t normally accessible. I got the wife to hold the back brake to undo and retorque front sprocket.




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Re: New chain and sprockets
Reply #2 on: 07 Mar 20, 01:50:20
New gold chains look superb...standard Kawasaki one is a rust bucket in comparison!

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Re: New chain and sprockets
Reply #3 on: 07 Mar 20, 02:35:09
*Originally Posted by nimmz [+]
...... I got the wife to hold the back brake to undo and retorque front sprocket.



yeah i sometimes do that, on other bikes ive also used the old chain and hooked it round the sprocket and then doubled it under till it jams against summat solid

got to be carefull you dont damage the cases that way.

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Re: New chain and sprockets
Reply #4 on: 16 Mar 20, 08:39:09

I'm thinking of upping the gearing on my 2014 ABS model. I've used the excellent "Gearing Commander" site and looking to go up to 16 teeth at the front (+1) and down to 40 teeth at the rear (-1). 

This, according to website, will result in 89mph at 5500 revs rather than std 81mph, (Annual trip to the Nurburgring, officer) Which is all I want, really. I'm not fitting the chain and sprockets, my friendly local bike shop is.

Two questions -  I presume that others on this forum have fitted the 16 tooth on the front - Is it a comfortable fit ? (ie no chance of fouling) ? Secondly - Will the traction control be affected at all ? I don't want to start messing with re-programming, trips to dealers, etc ?

Any advice from those that have is welcome.  :828:





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Re: New chain and sprockets
Reply #5 on: 16 Mar 20, 09:27:14
What year is your bike :027:

Traction control will work as norm, but post 2016 bikes will have an ecu melt down  :006:
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Re: New chain and sprockets
Reply #6 on: 16 Mar 20, 10:08:25
*Originally Posted by DDHughes [+]
I'm thinking of upping the gearing on my 2014 ABS model. I've used the excellent "Gearing Commander" site and looking to go up to 16 teeth at the front (+1) and down to 40 teeth at the rear (-1). 

This, according to website, will result in 89mph at 5500 revs rather than std 81mph, (Annual trip to the Nurburgring, officer) Which is all I want, really. I'm not fitting the chain and sprockets, my friendly local bike shop is.

Two questions -  I presume that others on this forum have fitted the 16 tooth on the front - Is it a comfortable fit ? (ie no chance of fouling) ? Secondly - Will the traction control be affected at all ? I don't want to start messing with re-programming, trips to dealers, etc ?

Any advice from those that have is welcome.  :828:






16 tooth fits without any issues at all on 2014 bike, very popular mod.

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Re: New chain and sprockets
Reply #7 on: 16 Mar 20, 01:05:17
*Originally Posted by maccmike [+]
16 tooth fits without any issues at all on 2014 bike, very popular mod.

Should've read that more thoroughly before posting :oh_no:

 :461: 16T front all day long  :028:
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Re: New chain and sprockets
Reply #8 on: 28 Mar 20, 12:49:51
*Originally Posted by wirral_biker [+]
New gold chains look superb...standard Kawasaki one is a rust bucket in comparison!

It is weird why Kawasaki fit shite OE tyres and drive chains on an expensive new bike..what's the point in that ??   Come on Kawasaki, set a higher standard that others may follow :028:

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Re: New chain and sprockets
Reply #9 on: 28 Mar 20, 07:33:36
Any chain will rust if its not looked after  :006:
Coloured chains just hide it better.

But stating the oem chain is sub standard is not right. I got more miles out of my oem chain 19200 than anything since...
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