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Re: Chain kit lifespan
« Reply #80 on: November 19, 2018, 12:41:18 AM »
Adding a note for posterity. 9,300ish on my 2013. OEM chain has a few kinks and a few frozen links. Will be putting a new chain/sprocket set on the bike asap.

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Re: Chain kit lifespan
« Reply #81 on: November 19, 2018, 01:46:45 AM »
*Originally Posted by ThirtyOne [+]
Adding a note for posterity. 9,300ish on my 2013. OEM chain has a few kinks and a few frozen links. Will be putting a new chain/sprocket set on the bike asap.

Are you sticking with the original sized sprocket?

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Re: Chain kit lifespan
« Reply #82 on: November 19, 2018, 02:04:36 AM »
I plan to. I'm ok with the gearing for my riding style.

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Re: Chain kit lifespan
« Reply #83 on: November 19, 2018, 02:14:32 AM »
*Originally Posted by ThirtyOne [+]
I plan to. I'm ok with the gearing for my riding style.

Thanks.

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Re: Chain kit lifespan
« Reply #84 on: November 19, 2018, 04:26:45 AM »
*Originally Posted by ewryly [+]
Thanks.

I've thought of going up a tooth in the rear, but it pulls just fine for me.

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Re: Chain kit lifespan
« Reply #85 on: November 19, 2018, 05:10:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by ThirtyOne [+]
I've thought of going up a tooth in the rear, but it pulls just fine for me.

If I was tempted to do anything, it would be to go down at the back, or up at the front. First is a bit low, but I'm happy with stock.
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Re: Chain kit lifespan
« Reply #86 on: November 19, 2018, 06:37:43 AM »
 
*Originally Posted by uku383 [+]
If I was tempted to do anything, it would be to go down at the back, or up at the front. First is a bit low, but I'm happy with stock.

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Re: Chain kit lifespan
« Reply #87 on: November 19, 2018, 12:12:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by uku383 [+]
If I was tempted to do anything, it would be to go down at the back, or up at the front. First is a bit low, but I'm happy with stock.

Honda, for me, got the gearing just right. With the city riding that I do, and very minimal highway, it picks up and goes as it should.

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Re: Chain kit lifespan
« Reply #88 on: November 26, 2018, 08:44:06 PM »
I agree 31. The CB500x is geared for city riding. There the medium gearing and close ratio gearbox makes sense.

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Re: Chain kit lifespan
« Reply #89 on: November 26, 2018, 11:44:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by gregjet [+]
I agree 31. The CB500x is geared for city riding. There the medium gearing and close ratio gearbox makes sense.

I need to put more miles on mine before I make a change. I'm planning a trip out to Denver this coming summer, and the Midwest highway speeds are 70mph and up. That feels like a strain on this bike compared to my VFR. But I also will try to avoid highways when I can. I won't be in any rush.

 


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