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Old 06-12-2010, 06:52 AM   #1
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Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

my 06 600 is stretched about 9" and I'm in the process of ordering a new chain and sprockets but I'm not sure how to go about ordering a chain that is long enough?

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Old 06-12-2010, 07:08 AM   #2
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

how about u just put it back to unstretched
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:16 AM   #3
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

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how about u just put it back to unstretched


Stretched 9".....on a 600?

If you must leave the bike in its current ridiculous state, count the links on the chain and you can order the chain by number of links.
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:17 AM   #4
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

ok, here is an easy way to figure it out from the stock length. Each link is approx .625" center to center from the pins. You are 9.0" over stock you say?
So take 1.0" divided by .625 That equals 1.6 This translates to needing 1.6" additional length of chain per inch of extension.

Now take the 1.6" X 9.0" that equals 14.4" Now times that by 2 (top and bottom and you get 28.8 links.
So 30 extra links would be a safe bet Sir.

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Old 06-12-2010, 07:28 AM   #5
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

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ok, here is an easy way to figure it out from the stock length. Each link is approx .625" center to center from the pins. You are 9.0" over stock you say?
So take 1.0" divided by .625 That equals 1.6 This translates to needing 1.6" additional length of chain per inch of extension.

Now take the 1.6" X 9.0" that equals 14.4" Now times that by 2 (top and bottom and you get 28.8 links.
So 30 extra links would be a safe bet Sir.
thanks for the help.

I bought the bike last year like that and was originally going to change it but now like it. Its not a track bike.
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:07 PM   #6
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

I'm gonna catch shit for this but if it's the one in your avatar, I likey, I don't think I'd be able to ride it.... I like twistys more but I would like one streched as a tourer/cruising bike.
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:13 AM   #7
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

Stretched bikes rock
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:25 AM   #8
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:34 PM   #9
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

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I'm gonna catch shit for this but if it's the one in your avatar, I likey, I don't think I'd be able to ride it.... I like twistys more but I would like one streched as a tourer/cruising bike.
yes, that be the one... personal preference.. i knew i would catch shit too but i needed to ask a question so i did.. thats what forums are for.. flaming is just part of the game i guess. I have gotten many compliments on my bike so im content.
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:19 PM   #10
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yes, that be the one... personal preference.. i knew i would catch shit too but i needed to ask a question so i did.. thats what forums are for.. flaming is just part of the game i guess. I have gotten many compliments on my bike so im content.
as long as youve got thick skin and you can roll with it, then youll be ok. i do have to give you credit, cause if im not mistaken, you did say somethin about maybe tryin to put it back to stock
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:09 PM   #11
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Stretched bikes rock
I have never understood why people say that. Im not talking about the OP's bike, just stretched bikes in general. I mean, they look awkward. There is nothing symetrical about them.

It is like you have the bike, then you have this wheel sticking out the back all by itself, looking out of place.

I understand the purpose with stretching a drag bike. I launch stock length bikes all the time at the beginning of races and keeping the front end down, while getting a good launch is hard.

But stretching a non-drag bike...especially a 600...for looks?
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:13 PM   #12
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

I too like the short wheel base for riding in the turns. A couple of inches is not bad, but when you start going 6-9 it just looks horrible. Probably handles like crap too.
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:07 PM   #13
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

I like the way they look. That might be due to growing up around drag bikes and cars. i do admit that on the road for our bikes it does make handling a little different. But nothing is worse then trying to turn a raked out chopper. Personal perference.

I have not streched mine though.
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:13 PM   #14
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

unless its a drag bike, its pointless IMO. im surprised there isnt a fatty tire on the back.
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:30 PM   #15
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

we basically have the same bike. im stretched about 9 inches too and i cant tell the difference in handling from stock. ive never been on the track but any road riding ive done has not been compromised.
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

It's easy to figure.

1 inch is 2 links. so take your number and multiply it by 2.

but this one gets one strand of chain long enough for 9" and since you have a chain on the bottom and top you need to do that twice. So take your stretch and multiply by 4. Easy way to calculate it and how the sprocket manufacturers like Driven calculate it on their precut chain kits.

9" x 4=36 links extra you'll need.

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Old 06-15-2010, 07:35 AM   #17
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

step 1) pull weiner out of pants
step 2) put bike on stand
step 3) put weiner between chain and sprocket
step 4) turn wheel
step 5) reflect on you recent loss
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:53 AM   #18
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

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we basically have the same bike. im stretched about 9 inches too and i cant tell the difference in handling from stock. ive never been on the track but any road riding ive done has not been compromised.
Try not just going in a straight line. Take your bike through some twisties and then take a non stretched bike through the same run, trust me you will notice the difference. And you don't have to be exceeding the speed limit to tell the difference.
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

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It's easy to figure.

1 inch is 2 links. so take your number and multiply it by 2.
wait, what? 520/525/530 chains have 5/8" pitch. exactly 5/8" and not 1"

So if it's needed extra 2 x 9" then it's needed to add 2*9*8/5 = 28.8 or 30 links.
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:04 AM   #20
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Re: Bike is stretched..how do I know what size chain to order?

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im stretched about 9 inches too and i cant tell the difference in handling from stock.
You can't the difference?! Really?!

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ive never been on the track
Try to do it on that stretched bike.
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