StromTrooper banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
372 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I replaced my chain on my 08 wee last year and I can't remember how many links I ordered. The problem is my chain is a little too tight even when the wheel is all the way forward..How do I count my links and what does factory recomend?
Thanks!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
412 Posts
118 links '07 and later
116 links '06 and earlier
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
372 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Thanks for your help!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,571 Posts
I replaced my chain on my 08 wee last year and I can't remember how many links I ordered. The problem is my chain is a little too tight even when the wheel is all the way forward..How do I count my links and what does factory recomend?
Thanks!
Jack up back tire. Mark a link with twist tie or black marker. Count the links (a link has two pins connected by a side plate [link]) Should be as Mud Puddle says unless you have a modified counter sprocket or rear sprocket. You can count the teeth on the sprockets then, if your link count is correct for your year.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
372 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
My chain has 116 links, 118 is on order!
 

·
FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
Joined
·
38,103 Posts
Why the change?
'07 and later 650s have a 15mm longer swingarm to make room for an ABS hydraulic unit behind the rear shock. The space and mounting holes are there whether the bike has ABS or not.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top