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"O" Ring chain....

Bazlerker

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Is there anyone here in North America that can tell me what make & model O ring chain will fit in behind G50 without fouling it?....or- to spare me a day measuring chain widths with my failing eyesight, which one fits??
 

tim welsh

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Bob, have a look at my thread "O ring chain kit". I think 520(20.4mm pin width, std 5/8*3/8 is 19.4mm pin width)) is the maximum pin width you can fit without too much scraping, which needs the 1/4" width sprockets. The closest metric chain on roller width to the 5/8*3/8 is 530 which has approx 4mm wider pins depending on make, so seems too wide. Hope this helps, Ive decided on the 520 and sprockets from VOC Spares, who do a full kit.
Tim
 

Bazlerker

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Replaced the chain..same problem..methinks a little gentle "relieving" of the castings is in order.. The chain rotates just fine until I tighten down the sprocket nut..
 

Ducdude

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Is there anyone here in North America that can tell me what make & model O ring chain will fit in behind G50 without fouling it?....or- to spare me a day measuring chain widths with my failing eyesight, which one fits??

Easy to do... I just put a 520 oring chain on my Shadow. It is a DID ERV 3 520 X 120 LINK X-RING GOLD MOTORCYCLE CHAIN http://kurveygirl.com/shop/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=21&products_id=611 it fit just fine with out a single clearence issue...

You will need new sprockits but you should always get new sprokets when you do the chain. The Club Spair parts had the 520 sprokets a few months ago..


Cheers,
Eric
 

vince998

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I´m on my third set of sprockets on my FJ1200. The chain is lubed with a CLS (google it) chain oiler and chainsaw oil and is still in the first 3rd of it´s life- (530 X ring). I was brought up to change chain and sprockets as a set, but in this case, 20 quid for sprockets against 160 quid for the full set is an easy choice. The chain oiler has already paid for itself'!!!
 

vince998

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Shim the sprocket out Bob. I had similar problems with a 520 from DID. Unfortunately, i only noticed afer a 500 mile round trip to assen that the chain was silver :) (the chain relieved the cases for me). Turns out that the shoulder on the bearing side of the sprocket is a bit shorter than on my old sprocket. Funnily enough, nothing untoward was noticed before setting off?
Replaced the chain..same problem..methinks a little gentle "relieving" of the castings is in order.. The chain rotates just fine until I tighten down the sprocket nut..
 
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