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Thanks for the link. Very good info!
One More Question... As far as chain length goes...How many links 120,150 or 170?

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Most of thetime you will end up with 114 links.

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Most of thetime you will end up with 114 links.
So you think i would be safe with the 120 link chain?
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So you think i would be safe with the 120 link chain?
Yes, it's not like you are going to find one with 114 links. Just have the proper tools to you can cut the excess links and press the master link.
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120 links is a common chain length. You then just shorten it to what you need during the install.
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I wouldn't trust those "Calculation" websites.... because they don't account for where your axle is adjusted to. I was told to cut to 114 links but really needed 117 because the slicks I run needed extra space.

Get a larger chain, put it on the bike with the tire properly adjusted so it isn't rubbing against the swingarm, wrap it around the sprockets and THEN cut.

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You must be running some good size sprockets to need that many links.

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You must be running some good size sprockets to need that many links.
Why waste those 47/48/49 race sprockets

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Why waste those 47/48/49 race sprockets
114 links is stock on the 3rd gen. I don't know how you get 117 links though, ya can't have an odd number, do ya mean 116 links? i have heard of the mythical 1/2 link, but personally do not know anyone that uses them. Running 116 is preferred sometimes, depending on what setup you are looking for (axle position). There is NO problem running the Michelin 190 dot OR slicks with the axle way forward if you so choose..

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