Sterched Chain

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I went to tighten the chain on my 87 KX500 and noticed that there is no more room for adjustment. Can I just take a link or two out, or should I replace the chain?
 

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#2
You can remove links as needed. Not all chains come specific to a certain bike, you may need to modify it yourself.
 
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#4
I'd advise getting a new chain, if you haven't got any more room for adjustment, that probably means that the chain is quite worn.

A worn chain also wears out your sprockets a lot faster too. I'd double check to see if they're still okay and not rounded off too badly.

Cutting off a link or two may be a quick fix if you're in a pinch of some sort, but it won't last too long...

Tolle'
 
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#5
I'm going to chop the chain for now and get a sprocket set and chain coming soon. With all the chain stretch, I'm suprized the sprockets aren't that bad.
 
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#6
My last sprocket had some gnarly hooks in it they could cut you, i sorta skimped out on sprockets and chain that time, never again :D. What chain was it btw?
 
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#7
The sprockets are SUN STAR, I'm not sure what make of chain it has on it. The chain is gold colored, if that tells you anything. I checked the chain/sprockets and they will need replacement soon.
 
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#8
I'm thinking about getting a EK SUPERSPORT 520MVX. It's a sealed chain, with colored side plates. Anybody got any comments on this type of chain?
 

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#9
Very nice chain. One of the lightest.