correct chain tension after gearing/sprocket change

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Re: correct chain tension after gearing/sprocket change

Post by Magic Wand » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:49 pm

I do agree to "akuma" - most likely the chain is at it´s "life end". I have a quite new chain and sprockets on my SMT 2010 and the distance between chain side and the tire is not much.

(By the way: I mounted a 38 teeth rear sprocket (using 17 teeth front sprocket) and the chain clatter disappeared :) It might also have an explanation in the "hight" of the new chain, due to it´s "shorter in height" than the original chain.)

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Re: correct chain tension after gearing/sprocket change

Post by MadMoose » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:12 pm

38 on the rear? That would make the gearing longer right?

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Re: correct chain tension after gearing/sprocket change

Post by MadMoose » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:18 am

Thanks for all the advise.

I got all OEM from KTM Centurion with a DID 525 X-Ring and replaced all last night.

The front sprocket from KTM (Branded KTM, Husqvarna) however does not have the damper as the one I took off?

I have read that the damper is used to get the KTM's through the noise police in the EU, BUT has anyone else bought the brander OEM without the damper?

Cheers,

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Re: correct chain tension after gearing/sprocket change

Post by Magic Wand » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:40 pm

MadMoose

38 t on the rear makes the gearing "longer", that´s right. I have to rev the engine a bit more before putting in next gear, otherwise it wount have the power in the bottom revs to make it run smooth.

It seems like I can´t reach the maximum rev´s using 38 t on rear.

I put on new chain and sprockets 7500 km ago. It work´s fine.

If I move the chain sideways it will definitely touch the tire. And I promise, the chain is not worn out yet!

I think you can choose a front sprocket with or without damper. What did you order?

/M

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