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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by vimtozz View Post
    520 is standard on this bike. I could go 525.



    Im going 1 up on the front sprocket so buying all separately. My current chain has tight spots for some reason and its quite bad :/
    Another plus for a split link Easy to pull off and play with the tight spots in a pot of oil. Whats the extra tooth for, Oomph or MPG?


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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    Another plus for a split link Easy to pull off and play with the tight spots in a pot of oil. Whats the extra tooth for, Oomph or MPG?
    The chain on the bike atm is riveted so i cant do that :/ unless i bought a link.

    +1 on front is for more top end, which i think will results in more mpg but that was not my goal. I was thinking +1 on the -3 rear which will make motorway cruising perfect (according to other xj6 owners) however it does have a negative effect on the acceleration and is not ideal for filtering, traffic and town as i would have to spend more time in first gear. They say the +1 will make the bike feel more smooth overall aswell. The speedo sensor is on the crank shaft so +1 will make the reading almost bang on accurate. If i dont like it i will just go back to the original.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    Another plus for a split link Easy to pull off and play with the tight spots in a pot of oil. Whats the extra tooth for, Oomph or MPG?
    OE endless.

    Normally 3–4x life of any after market, or 10x life of a Regina. Watch out for those chain riveters: same are made of plasticine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenbears View Post
    OE endless.

    Normally 3–4x life of any after market, or 10x life of a Regina. Watch out for those chain riveters: same are made of plasticine.
    So oe will get 75-100 thousand miles?

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by vimtozz View Post
    So oe will get 75-100 thousand miles?
    Tenbeers is usually pissed and talks rubbish.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    You don't want a DID mate, you want a nice Tsubaki.

    innit.
    +1 for Tsubaki. The chains differ based on pin heads - hard or soft.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4ni_o1BPtQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukLMe6y39-g

    And you can have Tsubaki tool for 30: http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorc...-riveting-vice

    Don't use the tool for chain breaking.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    I never updated but i bought this http://www.wemoto.com/parts/picture/bc-3012452/ d.i.ds top of the range chain. So far 5k miles and no need for adjustment.

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    Higher gearing. On a nekkid! Kids of today.

    I knocked one off the front and put 4 teeth on the back of my Fireblade and it was fuckin bonkers low gearing is where it's at. I'd stick a couple of teeth on the rear of the 690 if I thought it'd fit but doubt it with the standard 2000 mile old chain and too new to wanna fork out for a new chain.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    Higher gearing. On a nekkid! Kids of today.

    I knocked one off the front and put 4 teeth on the back of my Fireblade and it was fuckin bonkers low gearing is where it's at. I'd stick a couple of teeth on the rear of the 690 if I thought it'd fit but doubt it with the standard 2000 mile old chain and too new to wanna fork out for a new chain.
    The xj6 comes stock with low gearing... it has a big 46t sprocket on the back.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by vimtozz View Post
    The xj6 comes stock with low gearing... it has a big 46t sprocket on the back.

    Surely gotta pull 120+ at least though? Not much use for 140 mph gearing with no faring. Except mpg if that's what you want.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    Surely gotta pull 120+ at least though? Not much use for 140 mph gearing with no faring. Except mpg if that's what you want.
    Ish, Struggles to hit 120. I do alot of motorway miles. I was thinking of dropping a little rpm for cruising. Other xj6 owners who have dropped a couple teeth say it feels much smoother overal. I left it stock when changing the sprockets and chain. Its quicker 0-60 than the duke and mt07 and im plan to put a power commander on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Tenbeers is usually pissed and talks rubbish.
    No need to drag GM baggage into niche forums, best to leave it as the door so to speak.

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    Default Re: d.i.d chains

    Quote Originally Posted by vimtozz View Post
    So oe will get 75-100 thousand miles?
    Yeah, mine did. Would've gone on but the front sprocket lost all its teeth; the rear wasn't too bad. Used in conjunction with a Scot Oiler.

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