Did I Mess Up?

belrix

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I was installing a set of sprockets (16T and 44T), along with a new DID chain, and noticed the chain seemed long, almost into the red marks on the side plates. After inspecting the box I noticed it was labeled 126, not 124! I compared it with the old and sure enough, it was 2 links longer, so I removed the 2 extra links. But now withthe chain installed and the slack properly set the mark on the side plate is in front of the green mark!!!

Then it dawned on me...the new rear sprocket is 44T, ie bigger in diameter. that must be why Sprocket Center sent a 126 links chain.

Went for a very short test ride and everything seemed fine.

So did I mess up? I have a weekend ride in the Ozarks planned for this weekend, should I worry about the chain?

Thanks and hopefully I am making something out of nothing.

Brian
 

RItwin

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Those marks aren't super accurate measuring devices, more of indicators of how far its worn/stretched with the stock setup installed. Just take careful note or mark of where it lands on the indicators now with the brand new setup installed then use the length of the green zone from that point back as your new wear indicators offset from the new mark and you'll be fine

Keep the rubber side down
 

belrix

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Thank you for calming my fears!

I'll make a couple of fine scratches on the swingarm to measure the stretch in the AM

Thanks again!

Brian
 

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