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  • DayWalkerSC400
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    Chain Purchasing?

    Hey everyone:

    I have a 2006 Katana 750. It is my first bike and I really love it. I've had it since 2006. It is time to replace tires and chain. I ordered the Michelin Road 4 tires because I heard good things. (Are the tires ok?)
    I live in Florida so I end up in the rain quite often.

    I now need a new chain and sprockets. They have never been changed and are stock. The chain has been serviced a few times but now it is too loose and I cannot tighten it anymore. The bike has about 11,000 miles on it.

    I don't know which chain I should get or what size. I do mostly commuting but I do have some fun on the bike and ride aggressively at times. I usually use the bike just to go to and from work and the gym.

    Can someone please tell me what chain is best and what size chain and sprockets I would need? Also, where can I purchase it? If you have a link that would be great!

    I am fine getting OEM since it has lasted me so long and from everything I can tell it is supposed to be high quality. But if you have suggestions on something better or that will last longer, please let me know. I want something that is at least as good quality though.

    Thank you in advance!

  • Stinger02
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    Originally posted by DayWalkerSC400 View Post
    I think I am going to go with this one:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/JT-530-X-Rin...l%3AKatana+750

    sprockets are steel and the chain is JT. Thoughts?
    Thats the exact combo I use on my bike. Good Chain and sprockets. I also usually go every other chain between switching sprockets. A lot of my mileage is highway commuting but I also work for Nola Motorsports so my bike does see some track time as well.

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  • Suture
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    I have a front and rear JT steel sprocket with an EK 530 MVXZ X-ring chain and they have worked extremely well. As 92xjunker says, you really don't want to go with the cheapest option on chains.

    I had a bad quality chain before and the fucker actually fell off when I did a hard break before a corner. Made me fall and slide.

    EK, DID or RK for life.

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  • 92xjunker
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    Two things you Don't skimp on, chains and tires. Buy the best you can get, it will last much longer and be safer. Steel sprocket are always my choice.

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  • rarva
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    Best combination I've found was 15/49 (although 49 is not easy to come by) Jt front sprocket, supersprox rear sprocket, DID vzmx 118 (my ride is a gsx600f '88)
    Heard good thing about JT chains, was my first choice (price is awesome) but they could not deliver, so after 3 months waiting for the chain I went for DID

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  • maniac1886
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    RK, EK, or DID X-Ring chains are your best bet. Shell out the extra cash for a good one. It will be cheaper in the long run. Look at some threads about breaking chains. They usually do more damage than you would expect.

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  • KAT TOY
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    Originally posted by DayWalkerSC400 View Post
    I think I am going to go with this one:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/JT-530-X-Rin...l%3AKatana+750

    sprockets are steel and the chain is JT. Thoughts?
    buy the best one you can afford. if a chain breaks it can do a lot of damage to your bike. I put 50K miles on an RK chain on my 750. used Vortex rear alum. sprocket.
    Last edited by KAT TOY; 07-22-2016, 04:58 PM.

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  • lastleg
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    Stick with a name-brand chain like a DID. I bought a cheapie chain from Ebay and it broke after 600 miles.

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  • DayWalkerSC400
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    I think I am going to go with this one:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/JT-530-X-Rin...l%3AKatana+750

    sprockets are steel and the chain is JT. Thoughts?

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  • 92xjunker
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    Better take off from a stop. Just a hair better

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  • DayWalkerSC400
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    Originally posted by steves View Post
    Go 15/47 instead of 15/45.

    Why is this better? I really know nothing about this. I am having a very hard time finding a chain that fits the measurements that is made in Japan (the ones I find are China or Taiwan) and then the sprockets I find are steel alloy. Thanks for the help!


    Edit: Thailand not Taiwan.

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  • 92xjunker
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    I have a wall of those sizes.. Need to order one for my custom sprocket.

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  • steves
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    Go 15/47 instead of 15/45.

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  • 92xjunker
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    JT sprockets are I can't remember who produces their chains, so no comment. I'm pretty sure it's a quality co. Though

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  • DayWalkerSC400
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    What are the thoughts for this one? It looks like it will fit; however, the front sprocket is a steel alloy and not just straight steel...Also it is an X-ring and not an O-ring chain.

    https://www.amazon.com/JT-Sprockets-...+chain+15%2F45

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