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Offline Guyver

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Best place to buy chain and sprockets from
« on: May 24, 2017, 03:20:05 PM »
Just noticed that my chain is so long that the adjuster is only 10mm from the very end of the swing arm and the guide marks aren't visible. I need to replace the chain and sprockets but there are so many different prices I'm confused which one to buy. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Best place to buy chain and sprockets from
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 04:12:56 PM »
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Re: Best place to buy chain and sprockets from
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 04:21:48 PM »
Here's an example of a U.S. m/c aftermarket company:
(and what they offer chain/sprocket-wise)

https://www.denniskirk.com/rk/natural-yamaha-525xso-chain-and-sprocket-kit-7083-110e.p807190.prd/807190.sku

The packaged kit is an easy way to go -- you get it all in one swell foop.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with OEM.
And, I think you may only be able to source the original style front sprocket (w/rubber dampers) from Triumph?
I've ridden all-around the United States and parts of Arkansas.

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Re: Best place to buy chain and sprockets from
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 06:50:43 PM »
I've seen a kit on eBay for 99 delivered. 16t front and 50t rear as per the hand book. But it's a 520 chain which I believe is wrong. Should it be a 525? As I can't find that info in the book.

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Re: Best place to buy chain and sprockets from
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2017, 06:53:34 PM »
If you look carefully at the links it should give you the number, it's not on every link on mine but it's on many of them. Mine is a 520 chain
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Re: Best place to buy chain and sprockets from
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2017, 07:31:59 PM »
The chain should be a 525, not heard that they'd started fitting 520s

All 5 series chains are 5/8" pitch with the 525 having an internal width of 5/16" and the 520 narrower @ 1/4"
So the 520 will fit but will need matching sprockets
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Re: Best place to buy chain and sprockets from
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2017, 09:34:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by Turbo100 [+]
If you look carefully at the links it should give you the number, it's not on every link on mine but it's on many of them. Mine is a 520 chain

No such luck with this chain. Just says triple s on a random amount of plates. Looks cheap to be honest. Looks to me like the idiot who fitted it bought a chain that was too long and didn't cut it down.  :232:

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Re: Best place to buy chain and sprockets from
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2017, 10:14:36 PM »
Found a kit on Amazon that costs more but has a silent running front sprocket. Anyone used one before.

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Re: Best place to buy chain and sprockets from
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2017, 02:35:16 AM »
*Originally Posted by Guyver [+]
Found a kit on Amazon that costs more but has a silent running front sprocket. Anyone used one before.

AIUI not having seen the sprocket yet, the standard (oem) Triumph front sprocket is the silent running type?  :027:
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Re: Best place to buy chain and sprockets from
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2017, 08:14:52 AM »
My local dealer (Webbs of Lincoln) supplied a pattern set, which was a bit cheaper than Triumphs,  can't recall name; point being it's worth asking.....main reason for posting is to ask about the rubbing strip,  there's been a lot on here about the damage caused if it's rubbed Off?

 


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