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post #1 of 19 Old 12-05-2005, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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ordering chain and sprockets

just came back from a 1500 mile trip over thanksgiving and my chain is all stretched, to adj. the tension have to have swingarm covering last etch mark to tighten chain. where do you get your chains and sprockets and any thoughts on brands or model #s? also is it hard to replace front and rear sprockets? bike is 03 1000 strom. 13K miles of which 5k are mine since i bought the bike. so dont know if orig equipment or not. thanks lots. bike does have a center stand. jet

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Wow, I can't believe no one has responded to you here. I've had my DL1k for less than a month so I may not be qualified to post an answer here. However, I can recommend Sprocket Specialist for ordering. Also, I'm a big fan of DID chains (btw, nothing but riveted!) and I run steel sprockets on all my bikes. I'm actually going to be changing the gearing on my DL shortly to have 6th gear be more useable. :P

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Suzuki OEM replacements are SunStar steel sprockets and DID chain, both of which are good quality. I ordered everything through Ronayers.com. You might also want to order the bend-over type lockwasher for the front sprocket while you're at it.
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Take a good look at your sprockets; you can typically go through two chains before they need replacing.

You may only need the chain.

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ordering chain and sprockets

thanx for the feedback folks. have steel sprockets and oring chain on order from local cycle shop. i had trouble muddling thru the myriad choices of chain types and spockets online so i let them look it up for me. i'll have more confidence next time. how difficult is replacing both sprockets? i also have haynes service manual on order. jet

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I've got an 03 1000 with 13K miles. The chain is showing little wear and I'm hoping to get up to 18K out of it.

I would like to change the gearing, thinking of going up on the rear sproket when I replace the chain.

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That's a good question - to anyone who has replaced the chain and both sprockets, is it doable for a shade-tree guy like me? I'm fairly capable -- I would tackle the valve adjust tb sync, tps adjustment myself. My last bike was shaft drive, and I don't have a chain breaker, whatever that is
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That's a good question - to anyone who has replaced the chain and both sprockets, is it doable for a shade-tree guy like me? I'm fairly capable -- I would tackle the valve adjust tb sync, tps adjustment myself. My last bike was shaft drive, and I don't have a chain breaker, whatever that is
Not too difficult. If you don't have a chain breaker, you can use a grinder or similar to cut the chain.

Master rivet links are a little tougher to do than a snap link, and you'll need a chain riviter for that.

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Cool, thanks for the link Warren! I'd still probably feel better about it if I saw one being done first
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What sort of miles does everyone get out of there chains and sprokets, I only have 7800 miles on my DL 650 so shouldnt have to worry about it for a while but am curious what the aveverage life is and if different chain lube optionsmake much differance to chain life :?

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