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  • Sprocket and Chain

    Hey guys I have a 03 katana 600 and I was planning on buying a new sprocket and chain......this will be the first time replaceing this and I was wondering what are some good brands to deal with and just how hard is it to do myself??

    ThanksIX

  • #2
    Easy with your manual and proper tools. as far as brands go, D.I.D., RK are good ones for the cost.

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    • #3
      Just ordered in an RK chain and sprocket set from Ron Ayers...$140 incl shipping. It comes with the rivet master link, though, so try to find the tool and borrow it because the tool is pricey to buy and only use every couple of years.

      Here's the CycleGear version...

      http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...em=TUC_15-0122

      So get the clip link if you can order it or like I said, try to borrow the chain press.
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      • #4
        What is the best tooth number for the front and back for the best acceleration?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Adonis
          What is the best tooth number for the front and back for the best acceleration?
          on the 600 i like my 15-50 & it uses a 120 link chain a 14-47 will require you to cut the chain down to 118.

          tim

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          • #6
            Note that if your front sprocket has never been changed, you will need an impact wrench or at least an impact driver to break it loose. Because of the type of loctite the factory uses, putting progressively more pressure on it won't work -- you need to put lots of instanteous pressure on it to break the loctite's bond.

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            • #7
              I can attest to that fact. I just about knocked my bike of a lift trying to get the stock sprocket loose. What size of socket do I need for that thing anyhow? I was using a big cresent wrench because I didnt have a big enough socket for the impact wrench. I have a 99.
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              • #8
                1 1/4" , I believe ...
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                • #9
                  So, I am doing basically the same thing as the OP here, changing out my chain and sprocket for fresh ones (the old ones are of unknown origin).

                  I have no idea how I am going to get that nut off. Wow. I nearly killed myself trying to do it with a crescent wrench when the bike tried to lift off the centerstand, lol... Perhaps doing this solo isn't the best idea.

                  I also discovered that whoever changed -something- under the cover there last time only put 4 bolts back into it, instead of all 6.
                  Sweet.

                  -Tim

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                  • #10
                    md86... 1 1/4" nut on a Metric bike? That doesnt make any sense...
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                    • #11
                      a three foot long adjustable wrench, that's what I used.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by skasner
                        md86... 1 1/4" nut on a Metric bike? That doesnt make any sense...
                        The metric equivalent of 1 1/4" is pretty much the same size , or so I'm told . I've had my front sprocket off several times with that socket , and it fits EXACTLY on that nut like it should , so I don't know what else to tell you .
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