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Ok I personally never had to adjust my chain myself on my Gixxer. Pretty much the same as the Rebel and Magna but....
This chain is old almost 20k miles on it. So it needed some adjustment. I can't remember the last time it was adjusted since is the bike did not run for over a year, so anyway....(It was adjusted at regular intervals before just not by me)
The chain has a few kinks in it. It will go from .8" to about 2" of slack depending on what part of the chain is being checked.I let the bike idle on the rear stand and put it in gear and watched the chain. It just does not look right while in motion.

Should I even risk riding it anymore? I never have thrown a chain before and I really don't want to end up with a busted case, ripped off leg ect.

Whatta ya think?

So I am gonna get a new chain and sprocket set in the next 2 weeks or so. I want some extra torque out of my bike. I don't wheelie but I do want some umph.
First off I can't find my stock tooth #'s in my shop manual. Anyone know the stock tooth #'s (98/600)?
So what conversion would you kids recommend and what size chain and sprockets will I need?

Thanks!!!!!!!!

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hey buddy boy
get a new chain! it's not worth it not to. I got a DID ERV2 x-ring chain (the tits) and front/rear sprocket specialists sprockets for my 600 from Todd @ kneedraggers for like $120. I went up 2 in the rear and it's awesome. Wheelies came a little easier, but it really just gave me more low end power, which is awesome on the track.
 

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Originally posted by mcoker:
hey buddy boy
get a new chain! it's not worth it not to. I got a DID ERV2 x-ring chain (the tits) and front/rear sprocket specialists sprockets for my 600 from Todd @ kneedraggers for like $120. I went up 2 in the rear and it's awesome. Wheelies came a little easier, but it really just gave me more low end power, which is awesome on the track.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Thanks Coker

I am getting a deal through a friend for a huge package of parts.
DID Xring
Vortex sprockets
Galfer S.B. front and rear kit including pads
HyperPro Dampner.

I just took the bike out for a test ride and there is no vibration at all in it. I was thinking that the kinks were really bad but I think it smooths out a bit when under pressure. I just need it to last for about 2 weeks or so. I think that hard riding is out of the question for now.

How much bigger of a chain am I going to need to go two up in the rear? Any idea?

Thanks man you rock

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Originally posted by Jon T. Flesh:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by mcoker:
hey buddy boy
get a new chain! it's not worth it not to. I got a DID ERV2 x-ring chain (the tits) and front/rear sprocket specialists sprockets for my 600 from Todd @ kneedraggers for like $120. I went up 2 in the rear and it's awesome. Wheelies came a little easier, but it really just gave me more low end power, which is awesome on the track.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Thanks Coker

I am getting a deal through a friend for a huge package of parts.
DID Xring
Vortex sprockets
Galfer S.B. front and rear kit including pads
HyperPro Dampner.

I just took the bike out for a test ride and there is no vibration at all in it. I was thinking that the kinks were really bad but I think it smooths out a bit when under pressure. I just need it to last for about 2 weeks or so. I think that hard riding is out of the question for now.

How much bigger of a chain am I going to need to go two up in the rear? Any idea?

Thanks man you rock

jontflesh
</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Notice I'm not laughing.......

j/k get the 120 link chain..just to be safe..when ya get the new one on, check the runout..after it's all installed..here's a little trick to help keep the chain in place while ya tighten everything up, at the top og the sprocket, where the chain starts to go on it, stick a phillips screwdriver in that spot, get all buttoned up, then remove the screwdriver..there should still be the 1 1/4" slack..without having to mess with it again..
 

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Hammer is very right about the screwdriver trick-makes adjusting much easier.

Jon-are you set on the vortex sprockets?? They tend to not last as long as other companies (I know because I had them
) so if you are not set with those I would choose Sprocket Specialties in the "titan tough" variety. I personally did the 520 conversion when I switched to the SS sprockets and went with an O-Ring Regina chain. I also got both the stock 46 tooth rear and a 49 tooth for the track-needless to say after I swapped on the +3 for the track it never came off
It brings the power down a bit so you can really get on the power band in the corners, and for me I don't have to shift as much when at the track.

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Well if memory serves me right the stock gearing is 16/47. I went up two in the rear and I like it. I dont wheelie or anything like that just like the little extra pull it gives. I went with a 520 chain. Hope this helps.

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i would recommend bike bandit.com but they dont seem to do the 600.

but, when reading other previous posts, most 600 owners seem to be adding 3 teeth to the rear, and loving the results.

you proberly know this, but the 'yellow box' recalculates the actual road speed and sends the new readings to the speedo so it isn't out.

not a lot of use to you i know, but the sun's gone out so i'm bored !!!
 

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yah Jon my Vortex rear sprocket didnt last too long..... and I aint no wheelie master either. next time its steel or titan tough for me.... I actually might just get some folk here at work to cadmium plate it and see how it lasts...

you will love the HyperPro man

definitely a good call to replace that chain bro, CHAIN TOSSIN


Fleshy you know the rules when you get it all sorted we need picspicspicspicspics
 

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When the chain kinks, it is telling you there is something wrong. When the parts of chain bind bad enough it kinks. The extra friction wears the parts out at a dramatic rate.

You may never feel it while you are riding, until its too late.
 
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