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post #1 of 19 Old 08-06-2009, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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DL1000 Chain Replacement

I have an 07 DL1000 with 25000 miles on it. I am about out of adjustment room, so I'll be changing the chain fairly soon. The rear sprocket looks OK, but it is a little hard to tell.

What's the wisdom of the forum, should I just get an OEM chain or is aftermarket better? Also, what about the sprockets?

What about the milage? Is this about average for a chain?

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post #2 of 19 Old 08-06-2009, 06:32 PM
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Aftermarket chain is definitely better.


Check with Blair at SV Racing Parts...he's a supporter of this Forum...and knows his stuff!!!

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post #3 of 19 Old 08-06-2009, 06:49 PM
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Blair's a great asset here be sure to check him out. He's got a good deal on chain and sprockets, chain tools, etc.

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Hello Rider--I will bet you with that many miles on the bike the front sprocket is hooked. Get with Blair and get the X-ring chain and front and rear sprocket and you will be ready for 25000 + miles. You can not get a better deal than what Blair has and great service also. Chuck
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Most who I have talked to, change out their front sprocket with a chain replacement and the rear is good for two chains and two fronts.

I am changing mine out this week, as the links are starting to stiffin up. I have just changed to a 14T on the front....all of this done at 22k miles.

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If your doing a chain....replace everything. No right way to do a wrong thing.

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If your doing a chain....replace everything. No right way to do a wrong thing.

Why replace a rear sprocket that is perfectly fine and completely easy to do any time in the future? Have to disagree with you on that one.

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Why replace a rear sprocket that is perfectly fine and completely easy to do any time in the future? Have to disagree with you on that one.
Because it probably isn't..............and why not replace everything at the sametime, and "know" that everything is new and good? Sprockets are cheap, and chains are expensive. Kind of like doing your valves......if you are already in there, you might as well adjust them so that you probably won't need to do it again.

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Big John,

At 25,000 miles on the stock sprocket on a DL 1000...and it needs changed. The DL 650, maybe not...but the DL1000, for sure.

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my front sprocket is always toast before I see noticable wear on the oem chain or rear sprocket

its worthwhile imho to convert to 530, I almost doubled my chain & sprocket life for a 15% increase in cost in parts

I agree with the recomendations to replace everythng , what doesn't "look" worn is , and will accellerate wear on the new parts



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