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    I've been digging, but must have missed it. I have a 98 Kat 600 w/ the stock 15/47 steel sprockets and 530 chain. So my plans are to change to 15/50 alum sprockets and a 520 chain. Question is, how many links do I need the chain to have?

    Thanks, Rob

  • #2
    i believe 118

    #530 Sealed O-Ring chain
    (RK 50MF0Z1), 118 Links

    sorry that is stock. noticed you are going to 520 15/50
    Last edited by 600Katana; 07-04-2009, 12:37 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost


    • #3

      Quick reference from stock sized chain... for every tooth you loose, drop one link... for every tooth you gain... add one link. Always order even number sized links, round down if your count is an odd number.

      93 750 Kat

      Modified Swingarm, 5.5 GSXR Rear with 180/55 and 520 Chain, 750 to 600 Tail conversion, more to come. Long Term Project build thread

      "I've done this a thousand times before. What could possibly go wron.... Ooops!"


      • #4
        I just changed my sprockets to 15/50 too. I ordered a 130 length chain, and i cut it down to 125 links, but it is still way too long. I think it should be about 4 extra links added, so you should have a chain length of 122. I did have a Question though. Are you supposed to push the wheel all the way forward to judge the length of the chain? I know there are marking by the rear tire, and i wasn't sure if it should be pushed to the first mark(all the way forward) or if you start somewhere else.
        Last edited by Ulshy55; 07-21-2009, 02:24 PM.
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        • #5
          14/50 on my pre was around 120 links. I bought a 122 and I *think* we cut out 3 links.
          90% of motorcycle forum members do not have a service manual for their bike.

          Originally posted by Badfaerie
          I love how the most ignorant people I have met are the ones that fling the word "ignorant" around like it's an insult, or poo. Maybe they think it means poo
          Originally posted by soulless kaos
          but personaly I dont see a point in a 1000 you can get the same power from a properly tuned 600 with less weight and better handeling.