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My next purchase forthe z is going to be a new chain...

I am looking at the DID GOLD X Ring chain...



is the chain on the 1st gen a 525 with 112 links???:dontknow:
 

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My next purchase forthe z is going to be a new chain...

I am looking at the DID GOLD X Ring chain...



is the chain on the 1st gen a 525 with 112 links???:dontknow:
Yeah sure is. I just put on the 525SRX X-ring chain. I used the clip style link, and no problems. You just have to make sure you put it on right. Also, you should replace your sprockets at the same time you replace your chain, or your new chain will wear faster.
 

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Yeah sure is. I just put on the 525SRX X-ring chain. I used the clip style link, and no problems. You just have to make sure you put it on right. Also, you should replace your sprockets at the same time you replace your chain, or your new chain will wear faster.

Kool,

SO did you go with OEM sprockets or aftermarket?? What brand?
 

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One more question

If I want to add teeth or reduce teeth on the rear sprocket does the chain length (112 link) change????
 

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Yes, the length changes. I went +3 in the rear and if I remember right I added 6 links. Can't quite remember, but I just bought a 120 link chain and test fit it before I cut it.
 

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Kool,

SO did you go with OEM sprockets or aftermarket?? What brand?
I went after market, and I believe they were [Parts Unlimited] sprockets. Got them from Dennis Kirk, along with the EK chain, clip style link, and a K&N filter for like $230, I think. I will have to check my invoice again.

The Parts Unlimited steel sprockets are lighter than the stockers, and I went with steel sprox for the longevity.:2cents:
 

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On my '07 I went +3 in the rear once again with this sprocket:
Superlite 525 Black Steel Rear Sprocket - Kawasaki - Drive Systems USA Inc. $60

The chain I went with this time was:
D.I.D 525ZVM-X Nickel Super Street Chain | Cli-MAXRidingGear.com $132.
Mainly because I wanted to get rid of the gold stuff and still have a quality chain.

The front sprocket I stuck with the OEM 15 tooth ($38) because it has a rubber insulator to reduce vibration.
It is the same gearing I ride with now and my chain is still the original length of 110 links. All parts are on order and I'm still waiting to get them this week. Now, today I'm out looking for a new set of tires so I can make that ride up the Pacific Coast Hwy to Monterrey, CA for the GP races next week!
 
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