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Old Yesterday, 08:01 PM   #1
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Chain length with a 47 rear sprocket

I am finally replacing the chain and want to use a 47 rear sprocket & leave the front stock size, should I cut the chain with 3 extra links to compensate for the additional 3 teeth of the sprocket?

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Bumping after 7 minutes?

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Old Yesterday, 08:44 PM   #4
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Sorry about that, My chain is almost going to break & I need to use the bike tomorrow for work so I am replacing it now I already broke the chain on the bike, was hoping to get a quick answer so I can cut the new chain & instal it. by the time I finish its going to be 1:00 am here.
now I know the bumping rules here, never bumped before.
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No worries. There’s no rules. Just seemed odd with no context.

Maybe try searching. I’m not sure many are awake currently to answer such a specific question.
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Yes, you will need a longer chain with the 47-tooth rear and the stock front sprocket.

http://www.cartestsoftware.com/fz1/4...tallation.html

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Yes, you will need a longer chain with the 47-tooth rear and the stock front sprocket.

http://www.cartestsoftware.com/fz1/4...tallation.html

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how many links longer? to keep the wheelbase the same.
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Why not run the chain through and line it up with the wheel in the middle of the travel of adjustment (not too far forward or back). That will give you a pretty good idea. You can mark where the links line up with a marker and then cut the right length.
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Why not run the chain through and line it up with the wheel in the middle of the travel of adjustment (not too far forward or back). That will give you a pretty good idea. You can mark where the links line up with a marker and then cut the right length.
That's what I am planning to do now but first I have a lot of cleaning to do, I wish I pressure washed the swingarm before diving into this, the wheel hasn't been cleaned for at least two years, good I have a gallon of WD-40 & rags.
this is my first time riveting a chain.

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I ran the 17/47 for awhile with 124 links. Www.gearingcommander.com can help with any questions on configurations.
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How many links you add just depends on where you want the final tire position to be. I like a shorter wheelbase. A 16/47 clears on the gen 2 with stock chain, and 17/47 just baaaaarely makes the tire touch the swing arm.

An extra link or two should be sufficient. For confidence when ordering, get 3 links above stock. It’s much easier to cut links off, than to run 2 master links. Use the rivet type master link ofc.
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Thanks, everyone, I cleaned the wheel, lubed the bearings, installed the 47 sprocket than goofed around & decided to finish the job in daylight, will aim just before the middle to get a smaller wheelbase for more agility, the swingarm is really dirty so I'll need to clean it with a degreaser and water, I'll check for any play before I put the wheel on.
unfortunately, the new front sprocket did not arrive from partshark so I'll replace it later in the wkend. Pat's site is extremely helpful for getting the job done right, your input was great too.

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I def ran 17-47 on a stock chain. Could not get 17/48 and using 17/49 im at 124.

At 17/47 on 120(I believe) I was nearly or all the adjusted in, and it felt good. TBH a little unstable/more sketchy in the corners with the front dropped 12mm. Just a head's up
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also...

www.gearingcommander.com
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