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Old 05-25-2008, 03:18 PM   #1
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Dont know what chain to buy ?

I need a new chain for my 03 cbr 954, and dont know which one to buy. i dont know the size ( 428, 520, 525, 530 ) ? or the # of links, i like the red chains i think ek makes them. i do commuting and some agresive conering. also hear people doing conversions 520, 525 , 530 ? what does this do ? i think i want to stay whith a stock setup. any info would help alot thanks !
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Old 05-25-2008, 04:04 PM   #2
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530 is stock...I think. If you inspect the chain, the size should be marked. Certainly the master link should be marked. If you order a new chain, it will come too long. You cut it to fit, and add the master link.

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I need a new chain for my 03 cbr 954, and dont know which one to buy. i dont know the size ( 428, 520, 525, 530 ) ? or the # of links, i like the red chains i think ek makes them. i do commuting and some agresive conering. also hear people doing conversions 520, 525 , 530 ? what does this do ? i think i want to stay whith a stock setup. any info would help alot thanks !
Check your bike under the seat for a sticker that gives you stock size and links. Sometimes it's next to the tire specs too.

Like John said, 530 is (was) stock on that era bike, but it could be a 525- check your existing chain to see if it's marked; it should be.

Doing a "conversion" to 520 is a waste of money IMHO. Most manufacturers of that size only make aluminum rear sprockets in that size, and they certainly wear much faster than steel (stock).

If you hit up Motorcycles Unlimited on Tuesday, they'll get you hooked up with the proper chain, sprockets, and chain lube Not to mention it will be at the best price in the City, and I'm sure Patrick or one of his crew will help you out with getting to "know" your bike a bit better
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:29 PM   #4
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make sure you get the chain that fits your sprockets. if they are stock, they likely are 530. ive purchased gearing kits on ebay that come with both sprockets and an ek chain shipped for less than 150 (for an 04 R1). Ive had the setup for 2 years now and everything has been good thus far.
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You may also check out these guys: http://www.supersproxusa.com/index.php

They started sponsoring our endurance team this year, and when I first saw the first sets of sprockets they got, I was amazed! They offer sprockets with lifetime guarantees, they look cool, they are light as , and they wear very well!
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Go to Dennis Kirk, Cyclegear, Kneedraggers or just about any of the online stores, plug in your year make model, and see what fits. Odds are good you have a 530, and you need to really inspect the sprockets for wear. You can get good deals on chain + sprocket kits. Just don't go for the cheapest deal; you need to get a tensile strength at least equal to your stocker.

Check out the RK XSO line for a very good chain.

You also need a chain rivet tool; either pay someone to do it or drop me a PM and if I am in town I'll give you a hand.
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