Hey Billy Jack lose the freakin smart ass attitude!!! You asked a question and people are giving u answers. So the hell what if I got it backwards. How bout this then... you'll end up pushing the tire to far back and after a few miles when u go to adjust for the chain stretching you won't be able to go back any furthur and you will have ruined your chain. And yes you can run your stock chain with aftermarket sprocket but you'll wear everything out a lot faster then if you would have replaced everything with all new parts. Obviously your broke or you wouldn't be asking this question so do yourself a favor and save up $150 and get a new chain in the right size and you'll be good to go.That does not make sence because if you ran a 16/42 it would bring the tire closer to the swing-arm then if you ran a 15/42. The 15 front would give you more room then a 16. So here is a Easy ?????? for you guys, Has anyone ran a set or after-market sprockets with the stock chain????? Please if you don't know don't anwser.
Then why waste money on new sprockets if its all gonna wear out faster? I'm glad to see you guys wanting to stimulate the economy.It will be fine, any bigger than 42t and you will have a problem. I wouldn't waste money on a new chain at this point. Run it until it wears out than buy a 520 kit.
Here is what you guys don't understand about what your doing probably because you only ride your bikes straight or to work or just around town to be seen. When you push the tire up to far or back to far your jacking with the geometry of everything and seriously affecting the handling of your bike. Again though I doubt you guys ride the bike how it was meant to be ridden and couldn't even tell the difference between a slower or quicker turn in.I put 15/43 (not a typo - 15/43) on the stock chain with no issues.
Bragging about your DK link and Penske double blah blah blah and the laundry list of other mods you have will get you nowhere around here my friend. You probably just bought them cause you in fact don't know what they do and just wanted them cause you heard of others using them. My statements are far from outlandish. I'm just trying to help the lad save alittle money and not throw it away when his old chain wears out his new sprockets in 5K miles.You're right - I have no idea how shortening the wheelbase 1/4" affects the bike. Just like I don't know how the DK link makes the rear shock more progressive which allows me to power out of corners harder. Just like I don't know how to dial in my Penske double-clicker. Just like I don't know how to be facetious...
Seriously, jgos929, I don't know you and you don't know me, so don't start throwing out outlandish statements without any facts. I don't know who pissed in your cornflakes, but it surely wasn't me.
Gaylen, sorry your thread has attracted some bashing. I hope you have found the answer to your question.
I would be more than happy to have you show me. Me and some 51 buddies were in the Ozarks a couple of weeks ago making runs from Russellville to Harrison and back. I'm ready when you areThanks Guys I think I'm going to save some money and run some new sprockets on the stock chain with only 1600 easy miles I don't think the chain or sprockets will have much of a effect on each other. Steel Sprockets are bullet proof and cheap. Jgos929 come to North Arkansas twisties and I will show you how not to just go in a straight line.