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Old 11-02-2010, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default changing front sprocket only, do I need a new chain?

2010 Ninja 250. ~1,000 miles

Yeah pretty much my mechanic is awesome, but I think he tried to upsell me today and pretty much said I'm going to need a new chain because the sprocket won't fit... I doubt that. I need a definite answer guys. THX!
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What kind of sprocket? You need to provide more details, son.
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What kind of sprocket? You need to provide more details, son.
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JT SPROCKETS SPROCKET C/S EX250 15T- JTF1539.15
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If the tooth count is different than stock, then possibly. Some people will also tell you that you need to change the sprockets at the time of changing a chain so the wear patterns match.
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No. if your changing the front sprocket, your fine. you would only go to a 15t. i have a 15/42 and i never changed my chain.
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i need to learn why there are different widths of chains.....
besides the amount of links to get if getting non-stock sprockets (both front and back)
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Different widths are used for various torque loads applied to the chain, and it's resistance to stretching or breaking from the stress.

520 is usually a good compromise of strength and weight on supersports.
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The stock front sprocket is a 14 tooth sprocket so going up 1 tooth shouldn't be an issue.

LOL and as was pointed out 520 is a good compromise of strength and rotating mass and whenever people list their mods as a "520 conversion" when they had a 520 width chain and sprockets to begin with I laugh out loud. It's like putting new tires on your car and toting you put a rubber tire conversion kit on your car....

Most any 250cc-750cc or so bike on the road these days take a 520 series chain/sprocket setup. Some of the 600cc+ rides use 525 series and some of the torquier rides run a 530 series.
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If the tooth count is different than stock, then possibly. Some people will also tell you that you need to change the sprockets at the time of changing a chain so the wear patterns match.
lol well thanks for the generic response ;P

cool so I won't be needing a new chain. Thx everyone.
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If I knew the answer for your specific application I would have thrown it up. But since I've never owned a 2fiddy I'd rather be vague then give you bad advice.
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