Need a new chain and rear tire.


Timz0r

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Just hit 24,000 kilometres on a 2009, and I'm in need of a new chain and rear tire. I'm looking to go with a BT-023 as I handily chewed through a BT-016 in 4,500 kilometres. I have a BT-016 on the front. I'd like to go with a stronger chain than stock. Any suggestions on model/brand? Also, any suggestions on where to buy? I'm in Nova Scotia, Canada and have limited options in my area. For example, the local shop charges $336 for a BT-016 rear tire, lol.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
#2
Yikes, I'm really really really happy with chain & sprocket life on the Busa.... 25,000 Miles and still lives. I went with Q2's this set. Likey.... I hope someone will have a recommendation for a chain upgrade. I always do chains & sprockets as a set.
 

dadofthree

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Basically 15000 miles . If the chain is good and it should be , don't touch a thing. I got 32000 miles on my factory chain and could have gone further.

If your bike is stock you have all the chain you need brother. I replaced my factory chain with an EK ZZZ 530
 

Timz0r

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Thanks for the quick replies, folks. I have one stretch left on my chain before she's done; I tend to ride at a fairly hard pace through the twisties here in Nova Scotia, so maybe that's the difference. I can't see getting as many miles out of my chain as you have, man. Much respect. :)

Hey Pashnit, thank you. I'm definitely looking into that. :3
 

dadofthree

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He's offering a kit which is good. Always change the sprockets and chain if wear is the issue. I'm not exacting a gentle rider, but I have learned a thing or two about chain maintenance. I had put two chains on my '06 by the time I had 36K miles on it.
 

Timz0r

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I use Chain Wax on my chain every time (or two) I fill up. It's great stuff; keeps the chain looking new. My issue is with stretching. I've already adjusted it a few times, and have one last adjustment to make before I assume the chain is too stretched to use. I don't really ever launch hard in first, but anything higher than first is fair game, haha.
 

rubbersidedown

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Tell that local shop for 336.oo it better include a free...:smileyexhibit:

Canada blows for bike/part prices.

As far as the chain being stretched to far to use...just cut a link out...back to square one.:laugh:

just kiddin'.

RSD.
 

pashnit

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Thanks for the quick replies, folks. I have one stretch left on my chain before she's done; I tend to ride at a fairly hard pace through the twisties here in Nova Scotia, so maybe that's the difference. I can't see getting as many miles out of my chain as you have, man. Much respect. :)

Hey Pashnit, thank you. I'm definitely looking into that. :3
Tim, you can of course buy the rear sprockets individually.

Oddly enough, international postage would be about the same for single sprocket or complete kit.

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