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Offline Ross63

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2016 XRX Chain links 124 or 122
« on: April 13, 2019, 01:05:32 AM »
Just bought a new DID chain for my 2016 XRX 800 with 124 links but the wheel is way back with less than 10mm of adjustment left. Looks like I could make it 122 and have much more adjustment left. Front sprocket is a 16 and rear 50 tooth. Is removing 2 links a wise move? Thanks
« Last Edit: April 13, 2019, 01:09:06 AM by Ross63 »

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Re: 2016 XRX Chain links 124 or 122
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 08:05:34 AM »
A chain that relaxes 10mm on 124 link, this represents 1 important wear !!

The swingarm is misleading because it seems to allow a greater amplitude of adjustment.

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Re: 2016 XRX Chain links 124 or 122
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 02:05:56 PM »
You're not likely to use more than 4mm of adjustment, then the chain is kaput.
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Re: 2016 XRX Chain links 124 or 122
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2019, 04:47:09 PM »
The triumph wear limit test still applies. All you would achieve is a false sense of security and probably over wear the chain.
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Re: 2016 XRX Chain links 124 or 122
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2019, 04:54:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ross63 [+]
Just bought a new DID chain for my 2016 XRX 800 with 124 links but the wheel is way back with less than 10mm of adjustment left.

Yes, that's the way it is on standard sprockets.
https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,24021.0.html
Adjustment on the ZVMX chain has been minimal so far so no idea when/if I will ever get to try removing 2 links as I posted (probably more for interest about 122 link fitting than getting more life out of it). :084:
« Last Edit: April 13, 2019, 04:56:31 PM by Stevie.P »
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Offline Ross63

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Re: 2016 XRX Chain links 124 or 122
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2019, 10:10:15 PM »
Thanks for the advice. I stuck with 124 links and now that I have to replace the rubbing strip I now understand I need that extra 2 links to move the wheel forward enough to get the chain off the rear sprocket!

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Re: 2016 XRX Chain links 124 or 122
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2019, 12:11:25 AM »
*Originally Posted by Ross63 [+]
Just bought a new DID chain for my 2016 XRX 800 with 124 links but the wheel is way back with less than 10mm of adjustment left. Looks like I could make it 122 and have much more adjustment left. Front sprocket is a 16 and rear 50 tooth. Is removing 2 links a wise move? Thanks

Before you installed the new chain did you not follow standard procedure and lay it and the old chain side by side on the ground to confirm the length?

 


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