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What is the proper way to count chain links. I was wanting to get a new chain instead of going to the dealership who has done it before I was going to order it myself. I has a 10'' xtended swingarm and was coming up with a figure of 70 links does this sound about right? Thanks flipmo
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An average new chain comes 120 links. I guessing your going to need another 50 on top of that.

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how do you get that figure?
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how do you get that figure?
I know what the length of the average new chain is and the rest is just a guess.
Take some string and measure the distance all the way around. Then measure the string. Call the shop and give them the measurements. The should be able to convert it to links. Always order 5 to 10 links long. Its safer and easier to cut than have 2 weak links.

We have several stretched bikes and some good wrenches. If you give make, model and tooth count off sprockets for bike. They may be able to tell you exactly how much chain you need.

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1994 gsxr 750 10'' strech rear sprocket 43t front 14t.
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Lets just say...that's ALOT of chain!

What size are you looking for? 520, 525, 530, 560???




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do you have a chain on it know? cause i have a 98 GSXR750 stock swingarm i have a 110 link 525 chain....

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do you have a chain on it now? cause i have a 98 GSXR750 stock swingarm i have a 110 link 525 chain....

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What is the proper way to count chain links. I was wanting to get a new chain instead of going to the dealership who has done it before I was going to order it myself. I has a 10'' xtended swingarm and was coming up with a figure of 70 links does this sound about right? Thanks flipmo
you counted the links wrong your looking at a 140 link chain not a 70...

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you counted the links wrong your looking at a 140 link chain not a 70...
That's what I was thinking but the numbers don't add up.

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I'm looking for a 530 chain I thought that I counted wrong that's why I was wondering the correct way to count it. I do have a chain on it now but I just did all new sprockets and wanted a new chain. Thanks for all the help guys.
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Yea remember you gotta count the outer AND inner links, not just the outers to get the correct measurement. Mine stock is 108 links, so like Jeeps said you're probably looking at minimum 160+, but get extra and you can cut it down later to just the right length
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I always just counted the outside links and times it by 2!




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Can someone put a diagram up of what you should count? Just to make it clear to everyone.
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Can someone put a diagram up of what you should count? Just to make it clear to everyone.
Imagine this is a chain. It would have 7 links.
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Awesome pic. You musta went to art school for years. J/K. Thanks. i woulda counted my chain wrong if I didn't see that.
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Glad you liked it and hope it helps you and others more than it amuses.

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Yep... but I usually just count the faces and double my number! If you are going to cut the chain yourself..on the bike... it doesn't really matter what the number is... you just put the chain on and mark where the cut needs to be and do it!




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theres a diagram floating around the web ive seen a hundred times but now i cant find it.

anyway jeeps' is muuuuuuuuch better.

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