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    i just bought a 13 front sprocket and 55 rear sprocket. im looking for more torque and acceleration.



    what kind of correct chain should i buy to compliment this setup well? please link me

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    You can run whatever your pocketbook allows you. The best would be an X ring, then an O ring, and finally a non O-ring chain. The bike doesn't make enough power that it's a safety issue to run one kind over the other.



    O-ring chains are probably the balance between quiet, least maintenance, and longest life for the money.



    I plan to use cheap, non o-ring chains though because the bike is designed like farm machinery and intended to be used as such, so that's my take. I use o-ring chains on my bigger street bikes and non o ring chains on my cheaper, older (and smaller) bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverhead View Post
    You can run whatever your pocketbook allows you. The best would be an X ring, then an O ring, and finally a non O-ring chain. The bike doesn't make enough power that it's a safety issue to run one kind over the other.



    O-ring chains are probably the balance between quiet, least maintenance, and longest life for the money.



    I plan to use cheap, non o-ring chains though because the bike is designed like farm machinery and intended to be used as such, so that's my take. I use o-ring chains on my bigger street bikes and non o ring chains on my cheaper, older (and smaller) bikes.


    what size should i get? can you provide me a link please



    i bought as 13/55 sprocket setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by osheen View Post
    what size should i get? can you provide me a link please



    i bought as 13/55 sprocket setup




    13/55 will need a 124 link chain.



    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...X-X-Ring-Chain



    You will have to cut it down to 124, I could never find a 124 anywhere.
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    I've heard / read that when an o-ring is installed that the bike "seems" slower?.This of course could be true until the o-rings "break-in'?....don't know.Then again,the o-ring chain could really be affecting the mighty 196cc's our TW's have,again,don't know?.

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    hiow do i cut it down?

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    I used a DID 428 o-ring chain. To cut it down get a chain breaker and take out the desired number of links, then use a master link to install the chain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osheen View Post
    hiow do i cut it down?


    Rocky Mtn had a nice chainbreaker for $20.



    Or take it to a dealer or mechanic, it's so easy they shouldn't charge you even $20. But make DAMN sure it gets cut in the right place!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frog13 View Post
    I've heard / read that when an o-ring is installed that the bike "seems" slower?.This of course could be true until the o-rings "break-in'?....don't know.Then again,the o-ring chain could really be affecting the mighty 196cc's our TW's have,again,don't know?.


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