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I just completed the translabrador and my chain is currently shot right now, its making some horrible noises and its completly stretched out right now. I am about 1000 miles from home and I dont think I can make it. I am trying to go from Nova Scotia to Philadelphia. I have checked a few Suzuki dealers but no one seems to carry chains in their inventory and it would take at least a week for them. I cant really wait around as I need to start school soon. I am currently on a DL650 looking for a 525 chain. Does anybody have an old one they have pulled off, anything would be better than what I have.

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You don't need a Suzuki chain. Any bike shop should have a 525 chain in stock or could get one the next day.
 

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You don't need a Suzuki chain. Any bike shop should have a 525 chain in stock or could get one the next day.
Very true, however if you need sprockets the Suzuki dealer is probably about the only place.
 

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Cool Thanks, I think im gonna do this tomorrow. Im glad i dont have an 07-09 bike as the chain is twice as much, why is that?
 

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No idea.

You might want to call them before ordering online to make sure it's in stock and can go out the same day. Their number is (315) 363-3872

I bought some replacement parts for my Vee and they were good to deal with.

OTOH, I agree with a previous poster who said you should be able to get a generic chain from a local seller. Someone in the area should have one.
 

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If you can source one in Canada it will be cheaper. Oneida only ships by UPS and their brokerage fees can almost double the price of an item. But if that's all you can get then I guess cost is not the issue.
 

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Cool Thanks, I think im gonna do this tomorrow. Im glad i dont have an 07-09 bike as the chain is twice as much, why is that?
:rolleyes: The two extra links must be made of platinum or sumthin'
 

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The longer an item is made, the cheaper it is. Tooling and supply cost more in the beginning of a run. Any 525 chain will work and most have 120 links. You just cut off two instead of four for later bikes. You just need the Suzuki sprockets. 525 chain should be available locally. If you got a Suzuki chain, it would have to be cut to install a master link anyway or the swingarm would have to be removed and replaced.
 
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