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Old 03-30-2006, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default Would I need a new chain for front sprocket change?

Thinking of going down one as many of the others have posted on here. My bike has 760 miles on it, would I need to get a new chain?

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Best practice is to replace chain and sprockets as a set. However, in the real world...on a bike with only 760 miles I...me...personally...wouldn't replace the chain.
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760 miles? Keep the chain.

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save the cash and keep the chain... dont worry about it. drop the 130-200 bucks on a cowl or k&n filter...
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I agree....I've changed the front sprocket to a different size with about 2000Km on the setup, and never seemed to have an issue - But I'm pretty anal about keeping the chain lubed and rear wheel in good alignment....

Oh, and note that dropping cash on a K&N alone will actually subtract low-end power from your bike (right Cyber?)....so get the cowl!
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already have the cowl, just got it...

i am going to do the jetkit first, Ivans and see if that will be enough..

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Oh, and note that dropping cash on a K&N alone will actually subtract low-end power from your bike (right Cyber?)...
At least on the 98+ models. Since I haven't been elbows-deep in pre-98's often enough to be sure, I can't say definitively, although I suspect the same would be true.

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