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Old 08-20-2008, 02:04 PM   #1
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help picking chain/sprocket for ktm motard

all i know is im looking for a 40t rear and a new chain so i can just swap chains and rear sprockets for different tracks. so i can run msr-h

But i dont know what chains are good ...

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chain and sprocket for $150

im thinking the stealth sprocket and ktm orange chain
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The stealth is the best, but it's a little heavier than than the KTM aluminum units because of the steel teeth and rivets. I have them, but I'd recommend the almuminum units to anyone without issue. Get the aluminum ones and save an ounce or two and a few bucks at the same time.

Similar issue with the chains. All here are pretty good, with the z-rings being the best; however, for general street use or roadracing duty, environments where dirt and mud are next to nil, the z-rings are arguably non-essential. Save a few bucks and get the standard chains unless you do some heavy motard duty in the dust.

Blingy orange is your call.
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Get the D.I.D narrow T-Ring Vt chain, it'll give you a bit more room for your tire.
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where did you see that at ... i dont think i have chain rub issues so far , i will have to check when i get home tonight
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:47 PM   #5
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i run a 420 kit on mine and it's dirt cheap, maybe you can swap over to that set up!
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The narrow chain is here:

http://www.ktm-parts.com/mm5/merchan...ry_Code=SBBDID

It can probably also be had from Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited.

Motards generally have clearance issues, but it's less of an issue on the KTM, even with the 5.5 rear wheel and a 170 tire. Mine doesn't chew the tire like previous converted dirt bikes I had did. I have seen some slap the tire and wheel rim, but that was usually because of poor set-up and alignment. When it's chain time, however, I may decide to go this chain route because an extra hundreth or two is always welcome.
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i run a 420 kit on mine and it's dirt cheap, maybe you can swap over to that set up!
he's not runnin a kiddy bike....
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he's not runnin a kiddy bike....
its the only one i can touch the ground on damnit.
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520VT and dirt tricks (ironman) sprockets front and rear ... www.dirttricks.com

they don't make that small of rear though. what front are you running?
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i dont feel like messing with the front. just want to be able to pop off the master and swap sprockets and chains and ride
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go ahead and order a 54 tooth for it too, not that it needs it, but it would be fun at the g spot
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i dont feel like messing with the front. just want to be able to pop off the master and swap sprockets and chains and ride
Since it's unlikely you'll ever need more than a 45 on the rear (unless you decide to do that stunt thing), just cut your chain long and it will work with both the taller gearing and shorter gearing by simply adjusting the wheel in the blocks, which is something you'll have to do with a gearing change anyway. With a 45, the blocks are all the way to the front, but with a 38, it's all the way to the rear. This is a 40. (Uh-oh! Bling alert! Those are Ti sprocket bolts. I guess I have to get me some Pazzo levers now. )

help picking chain/sprocket for ktm motard

Below shows the clearance on a KTM. No need for a narrow chain, but like I said before, another little bit wouldn't be a bad thing.

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guess ill just get the sprocket if my stock chain will run the 40 and 45 ...

any objections to using stock chain for both ?
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guess ill just get the sprocket if my stock chain will run the 40 and 52 ...

any objections to using stock chain for both ?
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guess ill just get the sprocket if my stock chain will run the 40 and 45 ...

any objections to using stock chain for both ?
Nope. It'll be fine as long as it doesn't have a lot of miles on it now. If it does, it's best to replace it so your new sprockets will be happier.

As for that 52, well...
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im not getting a 52 , this bike is straight track

only 2 trackdays and occasional annoying the neighbors miles on the chain .. i would have exact miles if my pos trail tech stopped resetting randomly

well 40t has been ordered ... time to check valves (squanto ill be coming over sir), chain oil and get her ready by the 7th
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im not getting a 52
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already shipped .... thats what im talking about
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that place owns ... it will be here tues
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