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Old 02-12-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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If anybody could help me take a few links off my chain??? Ill pay i just want to learn in the process. I would do it but dont want to up and en up stuck somewhere
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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i have no idea lol Does it have to much slack? if so how much?
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How much does it usually cost?
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:29 PM   #5
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Sori . I gotta run the kids back home to their moms house. I could give you a hand-show you what to do later this week. I live in Spring though.
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you can buy a kit for more "tug" down low in the rpm or a different kit for the top end
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are you taking a few links out of a new chain or are you trying to take up slack on an old chain? if it's an old chain, no way in would I recommend doing what you want to do.
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if you need to take few links off a new chain, i can show you how to do it, (i have chain/ rivet tool) but if you are trying to take few "links" off the old chain, just like witchdoctor said....

if your chain stretched that much and you need to take few links off to make it work, i would suggest you to get a new chain, and sprockets. chances are your sprockets are just as bad as your chain.

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Yea its a old chain. I just need to make i till next month. Im moving to a new place and that is taking my money. And this is my daily driver.
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once a chain starts on the downhill slide, it will stretch faster and faster till it just breaks. last chain I replaced, it would stretch and need adjusting every couple hundred miles. got old fast
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Yea i kind of figured it would. Is it better to just leave it as it is or take the links out
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Yea i kind of figured it would. Is it better to just leave it as it is or take the links out
Is the bike your only means of transportation?
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Basically yea. Ill prob sell my spare joe rocket jacket and helmet and get it done this month.
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if you get a new chain i will help you to put it on...try to get the sprockets too.
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if you get a new chain i will help you to put it on...try to get the sprockets too.
alright sounds good
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i have a lift, tools, maybe even a 520 x ring chain, let know if you need help, i'm in spring, what size chain is it ?
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:54 PM   #18
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well on old bike barn it says 530

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530 should be the Oem size for it, it would last longer than 520, 520 x ring is great chain...

but you will need to buy new sprockets to match it....
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well on old bike barn it says 530

http://www.oldbikebarn.com/1999-Kawasaki-ZX9-R
I don't have a 530 sorry, how much are they ? maybe we can trade something for a new chain installed and i'll give the bike a once over too ?
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