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post #11 of 159 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 2013, 4:43 am
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Did the chain come cut to length and ready to install?

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Did the chain come cut to length and ready to install?
I believe they ship it to fit since all components are selected for a specific bike. See the link in my last comment, probly has the 800 number so they could tell you for sure.

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Did the chain come cut to length and ready to install?
If you go 15/42T 108 links is the length. They will supply with 108 if that's what you need.

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Sweet... I have the same setup on the way... Ordered it last week. I got 20K out of the OEM chain, so no complaints. I'm really looking forward to the 42 rear.

Do you know if you are still at 108 link or 110? I know the place I ordered mine from says the chain comes cut to length.

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Got about 750 miles on the new chain and sprockets, couldn't be happier with this very-little-additional-cost upgrade. It should be the OEM setup, puts the bike right in the sweet rpms at the bottom and top ends, significantly more grunt down low and much less need to downshift passing at highway speeds, and a quick check at the top was gratifying - still accelerating when I backed off at 145mph (indicated). Also no loss in gas mileage detected though I know lots of factors here, but seems even easier to average 40+mpg per tank without scrimping on grins.

This set is from sprocketcenter, $409.95 to my door, and $130 to my tech for the install.
Now if you could just keep the front wheel on the ground.
When it is time this is the route I will go. It was amazing just being down at sea level how much easier the front end lofted, got a few big pucker factors coming hot out of corners before I got used to it. Not that I would ever do it intentionally.

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[QUOTE=dadridesagain;2839969]This is the second time replacing the chain & sprockets and my first time changing from stock gearing (15/40).

You've changed your sprockets twice all ready...
How many miles did you get out of each set?
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This is the second time replacing the chain & sprockets and my first time changing from stock gearing (15/40).

You've changed your sprockets twice all ready...
How many miles did you get out of each set?
I changed the first set around 18K when it was dragging the ground after a trip to Deals Gap (should have changed it before the trip). And I got almost 11K out of the most recent set. Probably could have gone a little longer but it was close and I was ready for the mod. Did I mention how pleased I am with the performance?

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Just changed over to 15/42 from Sprocketcenter aswell!
Awesome coincidence to find this thread today. Did it thursday last week aswell as getting a new topbox and centerstand installed.

I opted for 15/42 Superlite steel sprocket set (not quick-change) and DID 530 ZVMX chain.
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Im superhappy with the look and feel of the sprockets and chain. Im guessing it will be on there for a long time!

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I usually go down one tooth on my bikes, but in the case of the Multi that might be a bit too much. Now you've got me thinking of doing this after I wear out the original chain and sprocket set. Knowing that the slightly lower gearing won't affect mileage (all that much anyway), and having added friskiness in the lower gears, makes this mod worthwhile.
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14T major change in how it feels, now US speed limits fit the engine...
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