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f4i question

whats up? i just had a question about the '02 f4i... i need to know how long the chain is stock so i can get a new one, and does anybody have any suggestions on what is a good brand to buy???

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 06:23 PM
 
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in chains, I'd strongly suggest DID, or RK brand O or X ring chains. probably the best choices you can make.
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yeah those were all ones that i was interested in... i just can't find how long it is, and i just got my bike and the chain is rusty...
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I use DID on my old CBR1000, which uses 114 links, but you could always count the links on your F4i to see how many you need.
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yeah those were all ones that i was interested in... i just can't find how long it is, and i just got my bike and the chain is rusty...
check with a motorcycle dealership....they should have that info on hand!
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F4i is 108 link chain. Most come slightly longer so you have to cut it down yourself. Be sure to be careful counting the links, it's easy to miscount so I always do it 2 or 3 times before cutting to be sure. +1 on the DID and RK chains, I've used both and had very good luck with both, as well as my Vortex sprockets which have held up very well too.
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F4i is 108 link chain. Most come slightly longer so you have to cut it down yourself. Be sure to be careful counting the links, it's easy to miscount so I always do it 2 or 3 times before cutting to be sure. +1 on the DID and RK chains, I've used both and had very good luck with both, as well as my Vortex sprockets which have held up very well too.

Wouldn't it be easier to keep track if you counted down from the total number of links? I think there are 110-120 links standard... Find out what you need... Find out how many your new chain has... and count the difference from the new chain... cut...
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Wouldn't it be easier to keep track if you counted down from the total number of links? I think there are 110-120 links standard... Find out what you need... Find out how many your new chain has... and count the difference from the new chain... cut...
You could do it that way, just up to the person doing it. Me personally, I wouldn't do it that way just cuz I'm a bit of a perfectionist and don't trust any numbers unless I count and see it for myself. I like to be very accurate and specific when I do things, so I always double and triple check everything before cutting anything, cuz I only have one rivet link to use, and if for whatever reason the actual chain length is different than what I thought it was, then I'm screwed. Bike is my daily commuter so I try and minimize any down time. That's just me though.... any way you do it that works for you is all good
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You could do it that way, just up to the person doing it. Me personally, I wouldn't do it that way just cuz I'm a bit of a perfectionist and don't trust any numbers unless I count and see it for myself. I like to be very accurate and specific when I do things, so I always double and triple check everything before cutting anything, cuz I only have one rivet link to use, and if for whatever reason the actual chain length is different than what I thought it was, then I'm screwed. Bike is my daily commuter so I try and minimize any down time. That's just me though.... any way you do it that works for you is all good
triple checking is cheaper that buying another chain.
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F4i is 108 link chain. Most come slightly longer so you have to cut it down yourself. Be sure to be careful counting the links, it's easy to miscount so I always do it 2 or 3 times before cutting to be sure. +1 on the DID and RK chains, I've used both and had very good luck with both, as well as my Vortex sprockets which have held up very well too.
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You will find that your chains come in 120 links. I never count links to cut... I put it on the bike and then mark where to cut. I don't care if its 110 or 109 or 111... if it fits it works. Always cut longer. You can always remove more links later.

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thanks for all the info, i don't know which way im gonna do it yet, but the first thing i need to do is find the chain i want first, then i can worry about the installation, ill let yall know how it goes.
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thanks for all the info, i don't know which way im gonna do it yet, but the first thing i need to do is find the chain i want first, then i can worry about the installation, ill let yall know how it goes.
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well my last name is meister, yeah you guessed it, but jagermeister means hunting master, thats why jagermeisters symbol is an elk... yeah i think im still drunk from last night, i was at a party and there was a long line at the keg, but i had a 5th of jager in my cargo pocket... haha it was all good... oh and then i got in a fight with some dude that thought his civic was faster than my bike... haha and his car just has like regular bolt ons, how dumb.
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well my last name is meister, yeah you guessed it, but jagermeister means hunting master, thats why jagermeisters symbol is an elk... yeah i think im still drunk from last night, i was at a party and there was a long line at the keg, but i had a 5th of jager in my cargo pocket... haha it was all good... oh and then i got in a fight with some dude that thought his civic was faster than my bike... haha and his car just has like regular bolt ons, how dumb.
Yeah maybe if his Civic had jet engine...

Perhaps this is his dad's ride?
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Sick... there is a thread on here by me with that bug in it.. vid and all!
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