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    Default Another chain question.....

    A couple of years ago I got my friendly garage to change my worn 42 tooth rear sprocket for to a 43 tooth plus new chain.

    I now need a new chain. Will a one tooth increase mean a prescription chain for the Hornet will be too short or is one tooth within the tolerance?


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    Default Re: Another chain question.....

    For me personally I'd get new chain and sprockets and got back to the normal size as I'd find a larger rear sprocket to be a bit too rev you at higher speeds .and saves wearing the new chain out too soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTack View Post
    For me personally I'd get new chain and sprockets and got back to the normal size as I'd find a larger rear sprocket to be a bit too rev you at higher speeds .and saves wearing the new chain out too soon.
    Farking hell auto correct makes me sound like a Japanese salesman for Honda .
    thats what I'd do with my hornet btw

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    Default Re: Another chain question.....

    Mainly city riding, hence why I go through a set of rear pads every six months. The bigger rear does make some difference on the pull away. I did have a 45 on there at one point, but that was a Carlos Fandango super-light alloy sprocket which I killed an about a year.

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    Then yes if that's what you're used to and it helps pulling away then I'd go for the bigger sprocket.mines all country use so very different riding .have you tried oe pads if they are wearing so quickly ?

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    Default Re: Another chain question.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MrTack View Post
    Then yes if that's what you're used to and it helps pulling away then I'd go for the bigger sprocket.mines all country use so very different riding .have you tried oe pads if they are wearing so quickly ?
    Lazy riding. I tend to cover the rear brake all the time I'm in traffic and invariably put a bit of pressure on the lever. That and the constant stop, start and low speed riding. I did once put sintered pads on the rear and they mullered the disc. I now put sintered on the front and green on the back. Works for me.

    Hornet is coming up to 40k miles and feels it. I'm was tempted to get a new bike, but as it's all commuting these days I don't really see the point. A new bike will just get knackered.

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    Default Re: Another chain question.....

    Go for a 58 rear sprocket and do all your riding on the back wheel thus saving wear and tear on the front tyre/pads

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    Default Re: Another chain question.....

    I went down 1 on front and up 2 on rear

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    Default Re: Another chain question.....

    I think it'll be ok / within tolerance.

    I would say it's worth fitting new sprockets also though. False economy not to. Or it was back in my day.

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    Default Re: Another chain question.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MyLittleStudPony View Post
    I think it'll be ok / within tolerance.

    I would say it's worth fitting new sprockets also though. False economy not to. Or it was back in my day.
    I'll get 'em to throw a new front on. For around a tenner, silly not to. The rear sprocket is steel and looks as good as the day it went on, if a little grubbier.

    I've been trying to figure out how long the chain has been on the bike and I reckon it must be 2 years/18,000 miles. Had my money's worth, I'd say.

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    Default Re: Another chain question.....

    Might it be worth ordering a slightly longer chain and then remove some links if you need to? Better than finding it's too short.

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